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Amateur Radio Enthusiast Spins Old Time Country:

from ganderbeacon.ca on February 4, 2010
Website: http://www.ganderbeacon.ca/index.cfm?sid=324091&sc=305
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Amateur Radio Enthusiast Spins Old Time Country:  
by WI7B on February 4, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
This is GREAT! Country Music on a ham HF band in Canada!

Who would have guessed this was legal? Maybe this will spread across all available ham HF bands.

73,

---* Ken


"His operation is a shortwave one, not wanting to become a station in need of a license from the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission.
I want to stay inside the rules and regulations of ham radio, said Mr. Gillingham.
He plays music from the thousands of CDs he has accumulated over the years. Mr. Gillingham used to sell them across the island, working with distributors based in the United States that specialized in old country and rock n roll."
 
RE: Amateur Radio Enthusiast Spins Old Time Countr  
by N4KZ on February 4, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I did a QRZ.com name search on hams in Canada with his last name and found none listed. Kind of odd.

Much about this story doesn't quite add up from a factual standpoint.

73, N4KZ
 
Amateur Radio Enthusiast Spins Old Time Country:  
by K6BSO on February 4, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
There's something fishy here. As far as I know, the rules and regulations for the use of the amateur radio bands forbid the transmission of music in all countries. Either this guy is running illegally (funny that the guy's call sign was not mentioned) or there was some important bit of information left out.

I also tried looking up "Cyril Gillingham" on qrz.com and came up empty.
 
Amateur Radio Enthusiast Spins Old Time Country:  
by VE2ITZ on February 4, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I just sent the newspaper in question an e-mail trying to see if i can get more info on this fellow's activities.

I looked for his name in the rac.ca database and found nothing.


I think this guy is not a ham but probably just a radio enthusiast and he probably bought a small AM transmitter and is using it in that remote part of the Atlantic.

It might be that the newspaper in question is probably giving us a false impression of what is really going on.


I will check out and see what these people answer me back.

Meanwhile take care all and 73 de VE2LAnd!
 
Amateur Radio Enthusiast Spins Old Time Country:  
by WA7KGX on February 5, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
Based on my high school broadcasting exploits
(Radio Free Moscow www.omen.com) I would guess he's using a low power FM transmitter. 5 watts AM would not give a solid nighttime signal very far.
 
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