QSL Cards are really appreciated, and confirming your country it’s very important. But I can't include IRCs or Green Stamps because are not available here, however the post office accept for cover return (while you hidde very well). Beside I can use Cuban QSL Bureau.
I was born at September 9th 1990, at Havana into a family with SPANISH ASCENDENCY (La Palma de Gran Canarias). Licensed when I just had 12 years old, at 2002 (minimal age required by the law) motivated for a hurricane and the promotion of TV News about the Hams Role during the emergency.
But my passion for SWL began some years ago, while my grandpa (RIP) and I heard together baseball games every night by local AM Broadcast. Our radio was an Old 1971 Russian receiver called VEF-201. Someday I turned the bands selector and discovered many transmissions in several languages and many others in Spanish coming from remote places. That was my first meeting with this wonderful world. Today I spent 90% of my hobby time to RECEIVE and FIND RARE Transmissions.
I was interested specially in CW for passing my test and got my technician license call sign CL2IR at 2003. Upgraded to General Class: CM2IR at 2004 and hold it for eight years. (2004-2012). After many discussions with my best friends, I got my ticket for the First Class (Extra), at April 2012, proudly holding CO2IR for next years while the first-op allow me. Nowadays you can find me in Contest, and High Speed CW using my ears and my key (old school telegraphist).
EDUCATION: Beside the radio, education it’s really important for me, so I began a career as Electronics Technician at Local Polytechnic School (Osvaldo Herrera) and after four years of sacrifice I graduated with Gold Award of Electronics Technician and earned an invitation to start a career at the University as Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (CUJAE) (www.cujae.edu.cu).
I started the hard ways to be an engineer at 2010 and I am still trying learning indefatigably more every day. I love my career and I am planning to finish the university very soon.
ON THE AIR: All bands, all modes, mainly CW at WARC bands at weekends, afternoons, lunch and dinner time, holidays, summer and Christmas vacations and very early in the morning while exams (and YL) let me free time.
INTEREST: DX, QSL Collection, REAL countries Flags Collection, QRP experiments, antennas making and repairs (Specially Computers -desk and laps- and RADIOS). Also Photography, foreign architecture, History about 2nd World War, Parachuting, play the guitar and many others things.
SETUP: HF: Yaesu FT-747GX,
VHF: Yaesu FT-212RH,
Antennas: Double Bazooka: 40m /15m @ 55 ft. (Homemade).
Vertical Ground-plane: 20-17-15-12-10mts @ 60 ft. (Homemade)
Collinear 6dB @ 60 ft. For VHF (2m) (Homemade)
CW Keyer: Heathkit HD-1410 (Christmas gift from WO9C)
Microphone: Electrovoice Model. 664
PC: Desktop Pentium III 800 MHz, 64 Mb RAM, OS: Linux. Dial-Up 56K connection for E-mail.
Clubs Memberships: Cuban DX Group, FRC, ARRL, G-QRP, CW-Ops, EA-QRP, EPC, CTC, RRTC, and many others.