Was On The Air more than 7649 hours ago  
Frequency: 3.780.000MHz      Mode: LSB     Radio: ICOM IC-7800    

Op: Sylvain Faust  QTH: Ste-Anne-Des-Lacs, Quebec, Canada Grid: FN25wu  CQ Zone: 5  ITU Zone: 4
Processing all QSO with eQSL, ARRL LoTW.  QSL cards also available to all received QSL cards

Last 10 contacts made by VE2FET (As of: Thursday, Apr 27 2017 18:30:24 UTC)    Total QSO/Contacts: 7090
BandCallSignCountryDistance (km)ModeNameDate/Time(UTC)
80mVE2DTVCanada93LSBLionel CoutonJun/12/2016 23:55:23
80mVE2TFLCanada187LSBClaude DupuisJun/12/2016 23:47:28
40mPY1ZVBrazil8218CWFabio HoelzJun/12/2016 01:43:17
40mTA3DTurkey7766CWYasar GOCETJun/12/2016 01:27:13
40mPY4HOBrazil8031CWFábio Dias dos SantosJun/12/2016 01:19:15
80mHC2AO/8Ecuador5273CWAlexey OgorodovDec/04/2014 02:56:22
80mEW8DJBelarus6872CWAlex VasileuskiDec/04/2014 02:47:53
10mHP2KPanama4118USB Oct/25/2014 18:36:16
10mHP2KPanama4118USB Oct/25/2014 18:30:44
15mLZ9WBulgaria7332USBLZ9W CONTEST TEAMOct/25/2014 18:26:18
 DXCC Total: 241              

Band: 160M 80M 60M 40M 30M 20M 17M 15M 12M 10M 6M
DXCC: 40 110 1 103 69 153 74 120 102 167 6

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FIELD DAY 2013. 
Again in 2013 VE2FET is #1 like in 2011, 2010 and 2009 and 4th Worldwide

VE2FET is FIRST in Canada in 1A Category and also FIRST in Quebec "all categories"VE2FET is now 4th worldwide in 1A category, was 15th global in 1A Field Day 2011, 19th global in 1A Field Day 2010 and 18th A1 global in 2009 category. 

VIDEO: Fresh from the Archive VE2FET at Radio-Canada/CBC
Back in 1978, VE2FET is invited at a TV show to demonstrate and talk about Amateur-Radio.  See VE2FET at Radio-Canada/CBC at the age of 13.

VIDEO: Radio-Canada TV Telejournal News on Radio-Amateur.  Here for the Video!

This map is live and shows where I'm (or was) last time when mobile on the APRS Amateur Radio Data Network.

*These digipeaters are WIDEn-n, QCn-n.  Please do not use RELAY or WIDE anymore .  QCn-n means, for example, you can digipeat QC3-3.  It does the same as WIDE3-3 but WITHOUT leaving the province of Quebec.  Same goes for QC2-2, QC2-1, etc…  Please have your digipeater configuration updated to support “State Wide” configuration, i.e. QC if yours is located in the province of Quebec.  MOBILE please use an APRS Path of "WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1" and FIXED stations please use "WIDE2-1" or “WIDE2-2” if out of city/far of digipeaters area. 

The use of RELAY and WIDE is over.  Please read the following page about the new N paradigm.  It includes configuration an more: Fixing the 144.39 APRS Network

APRS usefull links:

VE2FET is a Member of:
  • VE2REH ARAI -  Association des Radio Amateurs Indépendants.  The VE2REH club as an extensive RF network of  "always connected" repeaters across muktiple bands, i.e. 10M, 6M, 2M, 220MHz and 70cm.  You need to get on one of the repeaters and you are on them all, all interconnected using RF only, no Internet.
  • RAQI - - Radio Amateur du Québec Inc.
  • ARRL - - The American Radio Relay League.
  • QWCA - - Quarter Century Wireless Association.
  • FISTS - - The International Morse Preservation Society.

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About Sylvain Faust VE2FET
First licensed as a Canadian Amateur Radio Operator on July 13, 1977, at the age of 12, Sylvain has been operating under the same callsign ever since.  Lionel VE2DTV introduced Sylvain to the Amateur Radio 7 months earlier.

VE2FET was living in Montreal at the time and quickly became a member of the local club VE2UMS.  Among his other interests, the one for computers emerged in 1979.  Under the early guidance of Pierre, VE2BSI (now VE2ICI), he developed a fascination for programming, by first toying with microprocessor machine code and soon enough, 6502 assembler.

Within a few short years, Sylvain became a world-level specialist in transactional database design and the fine art of transaction performance tuning.  He's the creator of the product SQL-Programmer(r) (1992) among others and founder of Sylvain Faust Inc. (1988).  (SQL-Programmer(r), SQL-Optimizer(r), SQL-Sombrero(r) are now owned by BMC Software since November 2000).

Sylvain was born in February 1965 in St-Hyacinthe, province of Quebec.  He later moved to Montreal at the age of 8.  Sylvain has been living in the Ottawa-Gatineau area (west of Montreal) between 1986 and 2007, with the exception of 2 years in Austin, Texas, and is now living in the Ste-Anne-Des-Lacs/St-Sauveur area (FN25wu) just north of Montreal.

Among his current "Amateur Radio" equipment, his shelves support top of the line ICOM IC-7800, IC-7000, IC-PW1, IC-703+, TH-D7, TH-F6, IC-V8000, IC-02AT, MFJ-259B, MFJ-989D, MFJ-904H, KPC-3 Plus, etc...  No more Marconi 52 (52, first receiver for Sylvain where he praticed decoding CW few months before going for his license exam in 1977), 19 Mk III, Heathkit HW-16, Heathkit DX-60, Johnson Viking Mk1, or Teletype (RTTY) Model 19,28,33 and many more...

Sylvain is also Certified and ARRL/LoTW Certified and uses incoming/outgoing Quebec QSL Bureau as well.  He replies Direct to all QSL received Direct.

Sylvain also operates a wide APRS digipeater as VE2FET-1 from his QTH, supporting the most recent WIDEn-n, QCn-n protocol.  He also manages the configuration for the following digipeaters, VA2REH-3, VE2REG-3 and VE2REH-3.

Do not hesitate to send email if you have questions.

PS: Please register to (it’s FREE!) and also the ARRL LoTW (Logbook Of The World).  Just more ways to get different awards in addition to real QSL cards.  I do them all.

73!  Sylvain VE2FET (

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