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3A official callbook updated September 2014 at www.arm.asso.mc




December 16th 2014. All QSLs requested by mail, email or bureau are answered by the same way.


September 27th, 2014. Back at home from IARU Reg I conference at Varna-Albena (Bulgaria) 20 - 26 september 2014. Thanks for very nice hosting and hospitality from BFRA members and for good organization for this meeting. My pleasure to make " eye ball QSO"with  many bulgarian radioamateurs and others already worked by radio. See you all again on CW.

QSL sent  direct from JAPAN : please don't use Prepaid Enveloppes nor Aérogramme type enveloppes.  Use Normal Air Mail enveloppes for return.TKS.

Sept 26th, 2014. Back at homme after holidays. All QSL requested by direct, e-mail, bureau are in the way.

Don't send Paypal for QSL request !

OQRS . Why I dont accept OQRS ? My QSL service via bureau is FREE of charge (You request my QSL by a simple email (if "not In the log" I send an amail to you). and you receive it without sending your QSL. It is the low cost way to get my QSL). If you want a direct QSL you pay only the return postage, no more. I dont accept the cost of 3, 4, 5 or more $ requested by some OQRS users. My QSL service is a non profit service, but only a service based on Ham spirit. That is all.

Sept. 26th 2014. QSL 3A60ARM. All are answered (direct, bureau or requested by an e-mail).Tnx for your patience.


July 5th, 2014. All 3A2LF QSL requested by e-mail, postal mail or bureau are answered.

December 2013, main operator of 3A60ARM : I made 2,501 CW QSO, 40 SSB, 11 Digimode, 75 DXCC, 36 US States.


(21th january 2014) All QSL received via direct / bureau or requested by email are answered. My QSL desk is clear.

STATISTICS : my last 30,000 QSO on 31th december 2013, by modes/bands.

(August 2012) If you need my QSL via Bureau send an email and my QSL will be printed and posted through the 3A QSL Bureau wich send twice a year (January and July) QSLs to other QSL bureau worldwide. In this case DONT send ypur QSL. I dont collect anymore QSL paper (except new one I need and I request direct)..

My call pirated on SSB (I am a CW op, and sometimes on digimodes : QSO 9U4U 5T0SP 3D2C NH8S A5A 1S0R 3B7C 3B9C 706T HK0NA HU2DX (on 160 m Phone !) PJ7E T32C ecc are not mine. Most of them worked only on CW.

Visit the 3A oficial radioamateur website (accurate 3A Callbook) at www.arm.asso.mc

My station (2008)

Usualy I work Simplex. To avoid confusion , a few hints to make our life easier and our hobby more fun and effortless (i.e. some DX rules according to DX Code of Conduct):

  • Know what "QRX" means! Before asking "?" or" call ?" LISTEN, LISTEN. I send my call after each qso. If your PC cannot read my call, turn Off your PC, learn CW and use ears and hand.
  • I can't heard you when i am transmitting. Wait the end of QSO before calling
  • Avoid dupes (i.e. same hour/QRG/mode ), i repeat your call and mine to confirm at the end of each QSO.So you can correct an error before logging QSO. I update the LOG on line almost every month, check your QSOs.
  • If a specific country or continent is called, don't call if you are not there! For those who have trouble understanding it, DON'T CALL FROM EUROPE IF I CALL JA or NA or USA or ASIA ecc.
  • In fine, you like DX, me too. So let me enjoy DXing.

ABOUT QSL... some topics

Even if i am not yet LoTW user, i am proud to be 100% QSL. I can send via buureau QSL on request by Mail (not necessary to send your QSL). I confirm eQSL however not user.

100% QSL DIRECT (prefered for fast delivery) or 100% QSL via Bureau. Be carefull before sending QSL via Bureau : QSL bureau need loooooooong time (3 years at least to ... eternity ! For direct QSL pse SAE + 1NEW IRC 2017 model PREFEREDor equivalent $ or ? euro. NO 3A STAMPS (postal rate are often modified) Sorry, now the rate change US$ to ? euro increased to -40% (so IRC prefered). I don't collect green stamps nor IRCs, HI. Pay only the return of your card, no more ! If not, return via bureau. Pour les stations fran?aises, PAS de DOLLARS (il est plus facile d'acheter un timbre que r?cup?rer un dollar) je pr?f?re une enveloppe self adress?e correctement avec timbre fran?ais non coll? sur l'enveloppe au tarif lettre en vigueur. Pas d'enveloppe "Pr?t ? poster". For multiple QSL request, add fee postage. Japanese prepaid enveloppes are not accepted by our national Postal service.

Radioactive 1.8 to 50 MHz. Soon on 4 meters. Mainly CW op (see statistics above). When propagation is low, active on digimodes (PSK / RTTY, ROS, JT65 e.g.)

Bands allowed for radioamateur use in Monaco : 135,7 - 137,8 Khz (1 W e.i.r.p.), 472 - 479 KHz (1 W e.i.r.p.),1.810 - 2.0 Mhz, 3.5 - 3.8, 7.0-7.2, 10.100 - 10.150, 14.0-14.350, 18.068-18.168, 21.0-21.450, 24.890-24.990, 28.0-29.7, 50-52, 70.0-70.5 Mhz, ecc.

Monaco is only 2km2 city, a very small country. The WORST place for DX'ing ! We have a lot of urban QRN specialy in the evening with domestic apparatus (TV Plasma, PLC, motors engine,ecc, ecc), and by commercial communication equipment (Broadcast TX, digipeaters, U.SHF , radiocoms abord ships, ec, ecc.). Having big antennas is now just a dream.... I left my 12 m up tower and 3 el beam for a vertical ant. Sufficient for DX CW.

Panoramic view of Monaco (0 to 260 m a.s.l. Mountains around 800 to 1100 m a.s.l.

DX window widely open East, Soth, West ... from 11th floor..

... open East to West ...

... to the North, Hum, Hum... as all others 3A ham radio.

My antenna, 7 bands, nice for CW DXing

My station (december 2009)

Equipment 2014 : main trx Yaesu FT DX 5000 MP and  ELECRAFT K3 / 100 Watts + full options, filters, second receiver + all filters,. ICOM IC 756 PRO II for Digital modes. Antennas : HF Ground Plane 7 bands (see above), Inverted V bazooka 7 MHz (Tnx Michel F6FQM); Diamond V 2000 vertical 3 bans (144; 432 annd 50 MHz ): on 50 MHz CW many long distance DXCC confirmed JA, EA8, CT3, ZS, Eastern Siberia UA0, eccc, FB with a simple Vertical !


Boat anchors : . DRAKE collector and user TR7/R7A line, another TR7 complete line brand new RV7 inluded). Also, as 2d emergency trx  Ten Tec ORION I.

On the photo (dec. 2009) with my Yaesu FT2000D (200W, sold). Vertical 7 bands. Using 40 W on CW. Main Keyer : dual paddles Graciella from I2RTF, Piero Begali. QSO are logged with EA6VQ Log.

NO PC OR OTHER MACHINE for CW .. ONLY MY KEY AND EARS HI. So, sorry for mistakes on my CW (QLF, Left Foot transmitting, HI, SmileHI).

Since september 2009 i use a lovely RX/TX PARASET of WWII, a real replica (using vacuum tubes 2 x6SK7 on RX and one 6V6 on TX). Sked on request on 7.029. Power about 4/5 watts on a vertical antenna or Long Wire (as during WWII).

Licenced 1981. CW enthousiast. Member of UFT (Union Francaise des Telegraphistes), U-CW-C, AGCW-DL, 3A-CW-Group, CTC Croatian telegraphy Club, 10 x 10, SKCC, ecc.

Using also digimode when conditions pf popagation areat low level, using Multipsk (reg). Membership : 3ADigitalGroup #002, EPC#2385, 3?MDG#2000, DMC#2017, CDG#0196, FH #1790.

CQ Awards check point. 329 DXCC CW confirmed.

Other personal calls (contests) : 3A0CW, 3A0F, 3A1LF, 3A3LF, 3A4F, 3A50LF, 3A5F, 3A6F, 3A7F, 3A8F, 3A90F, 3A9F.

Operator of : 3A0CE, 3A100GM, 3A200SM, 3A2ARM, 3A2CWG, 3A2JAM, 3A3WPX, 3A40ARM, 3A50ARM, 3A50R  3A60ARM, 3A7G, 3A7JO, 3A7A, 3A8A, 3A9A and 3A5DG.

Also (during vacations) : F5NXQ (1999 till now), previous call F/3A2LF, F0GVS (full HF licence before CEPT) , FD1NXQ (1987, Full HF licence with limited power 100 W), FE1NXQ (Full 1988- 1992, HF licnce, with 500 W) TK/3A2LF, TQ0LER, TV1LER, FM0GVS, FG0GVS, 0S0C, 1P0C.

Guest operator : LA1IARU, T77IARU, HB80IARU, 9A0IARU.

Secretary general of A.R.M. (National Amateur Radio Society of Monaco - Association des Radioamateurs de Monaco). Manager founder of the 3A-CW-Group (April 24th 1991).

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