From : Fred LeBlanc
Sent : Monday, January 23, 2006 6:34 PM
Subject : QSL Card
This afternoon I received your QSL card pertaining to our contact on PSK.
I visited your website, very interesting information.
I see you had a similar situation while posted away from home as I had.
I was in the Royal Canadian Signals from 1953 to 1969 (one of my trades was a teletype operator) and during that time I was posted as a peacekeeper in the Congo in 1962 and the only way I could get to talk to my wife and children was through the Amateur Radio patch to Trenton Ontario and them to Fredericton New Brunswick, unfortunately I was able to do it once as I was sent to other parts of the Congo when they did not have communication except the ones through United Nations.
How technology has changed, now they can communicate with home just about everyday.
I did get an introduction to hamming in 1954, was interested in it but not enough to get my licence until 1974 and haven’t looked back since.
For the past few years I seem to be on the digi modes more than anything else, I enjoy being able to make wonderful contacts in lower powers.
Will get a card out to you in the very near future.
Thank you very much.
Take care and have a nice evening.
73 de Fred VE9UN and VE9SIG