Ron Vadeboncoeur VE3REV is QRV in Senegal as 6W1SU operting from Dakar.
QSL cards are available for request on OQRS Please do not send us any bureau cards, use OQRS.
LoTW will be uploaded when I get each log upload.
Ron has asked that you read the following while you are in the pile up!
Hello! I have been licenced for 20 years as VE3REV and moved to Dakar, Senegal in August 2016 for 2+ years. I have not been very active, therefore, still consider myself a “Novice”. So, I ask for the following when making a QSO:
1) Be Tolerant: I may not be a good operator, yet, but I WANT TO LEARN;
2) Be Patient: I will be in Dakar for two or three years and will be active from 6m down to 80m. If you don’t work me the first time, there will be many other chances! Operating phone only but hoping to tackle CW later;
3) Be Polite: I have never worked pile ups before. If they occur, I will try to “manage” them the best I can using prefix numbers, geographic location, etc. I dislike QSOs being broken by over-zealous operators, so if you cut in at an inappropriate time, you just might get ignored…being Canadian, I must conclude by saying “Sorry” 🙂
4) Be Supportive: I gladly accept constructive criticism and advice. Feel free to email me.
Kenwood TS850S (thanks to VE9CB)
ICOM 551D 6m with IC-PS20 power supply
Yaesu FL1200Z amplifier
MA5B 3-element trapped yagi 10/12/15/17/20m
6m 6JXX6 6-element yagi (thanks to F6EPY)
40m and 80m dipoles
Location: [Pretty sweet I’m told] In downtown Dakar (Le Plateau) with a clear, western view of the ocean 250m away, looking directly at Les Iles des Madeleines. Antennae located on building roof about 50m above ground and 65m above sea level. Look forward to working the world! 73 Ron 6W1SU – VE3REV