DJ2PJ wrapped up in a few words and pictures
DJ2PJ during his very first QSO from the shack of DJ2FL in 1955
DJ2PJ's main focus is directed to CW, RTTY, and the Digimodes (in this order). Activity on all shortwave bands except 160 metres, and on 144 MHz (especially sporadic-E, Aurora).
DJ2PJ loves DX without DXCC (not a member any more; strictly rejects the ARRL policy, including LoTW). At present (2014), everything of the current DXCC list (340 entities) worked and confirmed in Mixed Mode (CW: 339, RTTY: 309, SSB: 278, PSK: 195, MFSK: 22, Hell: 21, SSTV: 30). No band-point chaser.
More than 700 IOTA groups and more than 1,000 WFF-indicators worked.
More than 100,000 QSOs made since 1955, more than 23,000 QSOs since the beginning of the new millenium.
Transceivers: FT-1000D, FT-1000MP Mk V, IC-746, TS-60 (50 MHz, only used on DXpeditions)
Amplifier: AL-1200 (rarely used)
Accessories: microKEYER II (incl K1EL's WINKeyer) using KENT twin paddle, SCS PTC II, Hadi's Digimizer (homemade interface for the digimodes), ETM-9C memory keyer
Antenna tuners: MFJ-989C, AT1KM
Antennas: CL-33M (3-element yagi on 20, 15, 10 metres), AV-640 (vertical on all bands between 40 and 10 metres), shortened Inverted Vee for 80 metres, TONNA 17-element long yagi for 144 MHz
Antenna rotator: RC5A-3
PCs: AMD Athlon2 X3 455 (3 x 3.3 GHz), 4 GB RAM DDR3 PC1333, 500 GB SATAII HDD and AMD Athlon XP+2400, 512 MB RAM, 160 GB HDD
In the shack of DJ2PJ (2013)
Roof-mounted 3-element CL-33M for 20, 15, and 10 metres and a 17-element long yagi for 144 MHz
AV-640 vertical for 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 metres
Amateur Radio Club Memberships:
Deutscher Amateur-Radio Club (DARC; DOK F45), the High Speed Club (HSC; #258), the European DX Foundation (EUDXF; #145), the German DX Foundation (GDXF; #235), the Feld Hell Club (FHC; #198), the European Phase Shift Keying Club (EPC; #1175), the Rhine Ruhr DX Association (RRDXA), and the TOPS CW Club (#500).
DJ2PJ does not support anything which could obviate the need for an exchange of paper QSLs or endanger the mere existence of paper QSLs!
The exchange of paper QSLs belongs to the most important and indispensible foundations of amateur radio. That's why all sorts of eQSLs and even Logbook of the World should be in no way supported or encouraged. Do not follow the migration of lemmings! You'd carry amateur radio to its grave!
DJ2PJ fills in a QSL for every first contact per frequency band and mode, without waiting for confirmation. Cards will be sent to the DARC QSL Bureau at least every two months. In case you worked DJ2PJ after 1st November 2013, you will be receiving this QSL:
Grown up and school education in Nienburg (North Germany), studies of Psychology, German and English Literature (Hamburg and Marburg Universities).
Science journalist, book editor, translator and author; since 1972 director of examinations and publishing in a Frankfurt scientific institute for adult education; until retirement (1998), managing director of a limited company developing and selling syllabus-orientated language tests and assessment materials all over the world. German representative in European organisations for further education and testing (languages and informatics).
Married, two children, four grandchildren
Gardening and Garden Design
Tortoises & Turtles
More and detailed information on DJ2PJ's website:
All photographs taken by and/or copyright 2010-2014 by DJ2PJ.
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