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Hi folks,
Thanks for looking up my bio on qrz.com  !

I've got my ticket as DK3XT in May 1970.
I've always been interested in working VHF,
made my first steps on VHF/2m working with
a homemade crystal-controlled fixed frequency
AM transmitter of 8watts and a pair of vertically
stacked hb9cv antennas. Working a distance
of 30km I called "DX" in those days.

Moved on to a qth in Hamburg/Northern Germany,
set up 2x13ele 3wl DJ9BV antennas, Icom IC201
and a PA of 80watts output.

Made countless meteorscatter qsos in high speed cw from a
UHER 4-speed taperecorder and a homemade memory keyer.
QSOs in MS usually ran 2hours, 5min periods, max 600lpm.

My best lucky shot in meteorscatter marks a qso with the
Iceland dxpedition of GM3YOR/TF in August 1978,
which gave us the honor of having completed the
1st ever recorded qso on VHF between Iceland and WestGermany.

I left Hamburg in the 1980s, various jobs and
my marriage took me to places in southern Germany.

With a VE-team on Bitburg AirForce Base in May 1995,
I got my US ticket as AB7IY (extra class) after having
been licensed as KC7CZY (technician) before.
In those days, key requirement for the Extra Class
was passing a morse code exam with 100lpm (20wpm).

As AB7IY, I extensively travelled the USA, so far,
visited 24 of the 50 states. My heart, though,
will always belong to the down-to-earth people and
my beloved friends in Roy/Montana/Fergus County,
in the middle of nowhere, where America is, what America was.

From 1996 - 2006, I was owner and webmaster of "meteorscatter.net" .

After being qrv every now and then, I went back on the air
from JN49fe on Sept 1st, 2013 with a qso in FSK441 with OM5CM .

My rig consists of a single 3wl yagi YU7EF, lna HA8ET and
high power coaxial relay in a box attached to the antenna pole.
Split rx/tx lowloss coax lines run to an SSPA Beko HLV1000 and
a US-specs FT736R.
The rx line connects directly to the 1st rx stage of the FT736R.
Rx/Tx switching is done in the antenna box, controlled by a sequencer.
The antenna box sits right below the roof, coaxial relay and lna are
air-cooled by fan. Rotor is a KENPRO KR-5600A, Az/El controlled by
ERC-M interface and YO3DMU's PstRotator with moontracker.

My radio programs are running on a mil-spec Panasonic CF-30 toughbook.


current standings & grid counts since Sept 1st,2013 :

As of July 16th,2016 I've worked 416 worldwide qth-locators, 54 DXCCs
via MS, EME, Tropo, Es & Aurora.

Since my first EME-qso on Feb 22nd,2015, I've worked 183 qsos /
110 inits, all continents, 19 US states / 28 US inits.

On June 30th,2015 I expanded my terrestial VHF ODX to 3148km in a qso
with EA8TX/Canary Islands/IL18qi, in a mix of MS into Atlantic Tropo.
We completed the qso in 28 minutes.

On July 17th,2015 I've worked EA8TX once again, this time in SSB
via Es propagation.
We completed the qso in 30 seconds.

On Aug 30th,2015 I've worked TF3CY via EME, almost to the day 37 years
after my 1st contact DL-TF with GM3YOR/TF.

On Oct 7th,2015 I've worked ZL2ADU via EME, setting my ODX to 18434km.

On Oct 27th,2015 I've worked TO2EME via EME, first time I've managed
to work a "real" EME-dxpedition. After about 4 days of listening
to an ever growing pile-up, everything fell into place :
excellent operators, early morning moonset, very low degrad,
very quiet band, no man made noise, no pile-up, I clearly picked up
their "CQ", and my single yagi weak signal finally made it through.


Looking forward to meet you on VHF/2m :

73, Bernie DK3XT/AB7IY

Dettenheim/Germany  -JN49fe-  July 24th, 2016


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - DK3XT
Latest Contacts for DK3XT at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
LY2FN 2016-07-24 2m FSK441 KO14xv Lithuania RICARDAS STROLIA
K9MRI 2016-07-24 2m JT65B EN70iu United States Joseph L Stroud
IK7EZN 2016-07-24 2m JT65B Italy ERMANNO FERRIERO
UA1EOJ 2016-07-24 2m JT65B Russia
RX1AS 2016-07-24 2m JT65B KO59cx Russia Sergey. A. Spiridonov
UR7DWW 2016-07-23 2m FSK441 KN18eo Ukraine Club station
LZ2PI 2016-07-23 2m FSK441 KN23xu Bulgaria Makaveev Plamen
UA1EOJ 2016-07-23 2m JT65B Russia
HA6VV/P 2016-07-22 2m JT65C Hungary
LZ2FO 2016-07-22 2m JT65B KN13kx Bulgaria Tsvetan Petrov
RW1AY 2016-07-22 2m JT65B KO68nj Russia Vladimir Milyaev
GW8JLY 2016-07-20 2m FSK441 IO81jm Wales L LEACH
W4YTB 2016-07-20 2m JT65B EL98pa United States Roman Belopolsky
UT5ZN/P 2016-07-20 2m JT65B Ukraine
SM5KWU 2016-07-18 2m FSK441 JO89ip Sweden HANNU HAANPAA

Book Totals: 1059 qso's   29 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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