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QSL via: Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.cc (AG).
Should you need to QSL direct, please ask for my mailing address via e-mail. Usual conditions apply, SAE and contribution for return postage.
For any other QSL/QSO related stuff, feel free to e-mail me also.
Shortwave listening opened a new world for me, still as a kid. Used to listen to foreign radio stations and became fascinated with that. Early learner of electronics and radio technique, I got in touch with amateur radio by participation on a Jamboree on The Air (JOTA) hosted in our local Scout group, thanks to CT1FBB (now SK). After came the 27 MHz band, starting place for many. Enjoyed that band then, through DX'ing and several experiments with digital modes.
Took the first exam (B class) still in secondary school and got the callsign CT2HMN, but only after registering a radio equipment, as the callsign was for the station and not for the operator.
Along with my friends Miguel/CT2GZT, Tiago/CT2HCQ and Ricardo/CT2HML, got my feet wet on VHF FM and Packet-Radio AX.25. Soon after, I was also QRV on 10m SSB. My first QSO logged on HF bands as CT2HMN (B class) was in July 1999. By that time had only a rig for 10m with 30W and a mobile antenna on the roof but it provided a lot of fun, as the solar conditions were good. Also did some satellite work between the 10m and 2m packet-radio activity through UO-14 and AO-27 using a dualband walkie-talkie. Around 2002, got a borrowed Yaesu FT-707 and started exploring the other bands. Upgraded to CT1HMN (A class) on 2007 by approval on new exam and Morse code test.
Never stopped chasing DX and experimenting new modes and antennas.
Thanks for reading.
Operating conditions:
- Transceiver: Icom IC-7400 - 100 Watt Max.
- Antennas: 20m length horizontal wire end-fed with Icom AH-4 coupler / 5m length vertical wire (fishing rod) end-fed with 9:1 balun
- QRV: 40m-6m CW, RTTY, PSK, SSB, JT65.
Note: Local noise level in my QTH can be pretty high due to the urban environment and close proximity to HV power lines and substation. Don't be suprised if I'm 59(9) on your end and can't copy you. Most of the times I run along a noise cancelling device (MFJ brand) to phase out the QRM.
LoTW DXCC (DX Century Club) count:
- 266 Mixed
- 248 CW
- 226 Phone
- 184 Digital
LoTW WAS (Worked All States) awards:
- Basic *
- TPA #726 *
- [CW, Phone, Digital, Digital-JT65, RTTY]
- [30m, 20m, 20m CW, 20m RTTY, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m]
Wish List for LoTW WAS (be sure to check Andy's K3UK excellent LoTW sked page for QSO skeds at http://www.obriensweb.com/sked/index.php?board=lotw):
40m CA, HI, ID, IA, MT, NE, NV, NM, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
30m CW CO, HI, NV
20m SSB AZ, AR, ID, NV, NM, OR, SD, UT
Digital-PSK31 AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, HI, ID, ME, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, UT, WI, WY
Member of:
- ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano (CS5ARLA / CS1RLA)
- REP - Rede dos Emissores Portugueses (CT1REP).
CT1HMN logs are uploaded regularly to LoTW and eQSL.cc (AG).
CT2HMN final logs (1999-2007) were uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.cc (AG). (Grid IM58nm)
ON/CT2HMN final logs (2007) were uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.cc (AG). (Grid JO20qw)
Corrections or updates if needed (QSO date/time, wrong callsigns, etc.).
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