"TELEGRAPHY OUR COMMON HERITAGE"
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(16 May 2013) All QSL received via direct / bureau or equested by email are answered. My QSL desk is clear.
(5 Aug 2012) I don't collect anymore paper QSL (except NEW ONE for HR CW).
If you need my QSL via Bureau send an email. Don't send your QSL. Save your money and paper. No ack of your request, except if a problem occurs (Not in log, error on mode/band e.g.). DON'T FORGET QSL VIA BUREAU NEEDS MONTHS / YEARS. BE PATIENT, MY QSL IS 100%
No change for DIRECT QSL (see below)
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 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):
Only last 27,000 QSOs are on line (now, as it's impossible to load more than 270,000 QSOs made since 1981. Some QSO are not yet online. Alll QSOs are still on paper logbook. Uploading monthly.
Send an email if any problem succeded in logging your callsign.
WEB Site (last update december 26 2012
Web site http://3a2lf.blogspot.com for now in French language but easily translated in your mother language using Google translation (click on icon traduction).
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.
When I am on radio my mail box is open. You can send a short message. Don't abuse. Tks.
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 + 1 IRC PREFERED (new model ending 31 Dec 2013) or 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 françaises, PAS de DOLLARS (il est plus facile d'acheter un timbre que récupérer un dollar) je préfère une enveloppe self adressée correctement avec timbre français non collé sur l'enveloppe au tarif lettre en vigueur. Pas d'enveloppe "Prêt à 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. When propagation is low, active on digimodes (PSK / RTTY, ROS, JT65 e.g.)
Sked on request, no problem.
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, digipeater, 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.
My station (december 2009)
DRAKE collector and user (TR3, TR4C line, R4C, full TR7/R7A line, TR5) ecc. Main TRX YAESU FT 5000MP, ICOM IC7600 and ICOM IC-756 PRO II, Ten Tec ORION, Ten Tec QRP 10 MHz, ecc. On the photo (dec. 2009) with my Yaesu FT§2000D (200W, sold). Vertical 7 bands. Using 40 W on CW. Keyer mod. « 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, HI).
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).
Licenc 1981. CW enthousiast. Member of UFT (Union Française des Télégraphistes), 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, 3ØMDG#2000, DMC#2017, CDG#0196, FH #1790.
CQ Awards check point. 326 DXCC CW confirmed.
Other personal calls (contests) : 3AØCW, 3AØF, 3A1LF, 3A3LF, 3A4F, 3A5ØLF, 3A5F, 3A6F, 3A7F, 3A8F, 3A9ØF, 3A9F.
Operator of : 3AØCE, 3A1ØØGM, 3A2ØØSM, 3A2ARM, 3A2CWG, 3A2JAM, 3A3WPX, 3A4ØARM, 3A5ØARM, 3A5ØR, 3A7G, 3A7JO, 3A7A, 3A8A, 3A9Aand 3A5DG.
Also (during vacations) : F5NXQ (1999 till now), F/3A2LF, FØGVS (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, TQØLER, TV1LER, FMØGVS, FGØGVS, ØSØC, 1PØC.
Guest operator : LA1IARU, T77IARU, HB8ØIARU, 9AØIARU.
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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