National Capital Chapter 70 - Ottawa, Canada

VE3WMB Biography

Mike Babineau - QCWA# 34988



Michael grew up in New Brunswick.

Education / Employment History

Amateur Radio History

Additional Information

Mike's primary interests are HF QRP portable operations, QRP kit-building and antenna experimentation and modelling.

He is an active member of FISTS, SKCC, NAQCC, QRP Polar Bears and Feld Hell Club and enjoys collecting and using bugs and straight keys.

He is a founding member of the Ottawa Valley QRP Society and also enjoys casual HF Contesting. Uses HF CW and Soundcard modes (mostly Feld Hell) with Elecraft KX1, K1 and K2, Ten Tec Argonaut V, Yaesu FT-817 and FT-897D and various mono-band QRP kit rigs.

He has the QRP ARCI 1000 Miles per Watt Award and won First Place QRP Ontario Section, in the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes 1999.

Mike is a member of QCWA and Chapter 70. At the Chapter 70 September 2007 he demonstrated his Elecraft K1 HF QRP transceiver and at the November 2009 dinner meeting his presentation was “Hints and Tricks for Successful Portable Operation”. Mike received his QCWA “30 Years Licensed” lapel pin at the May 2010 dinner.