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DOK O49 also special DOK DVO. DSTAR CCS/DTMF 7672. -->ARRL VE & DXCC Field Checker (Germany). Für die Prüfung von DXCC Anträgen mit 'persönlichem Erscheinen bei DK5DC' :-) oder Terminen zur US Lizenzprüfung bitte per E-mail Kontakt aufnehmen. Looking for a QSL Manager? Just drop me an E-mail....
US Call: see -->>AA6HM . I'm the QSL manager for our local club's contest call: DK5D . The remaining QRZ.COM entry consist mainly of small pictures of my present and past qsl's as well a a short biography. Enjoy!

  • 09/2014: 40m and 30m inverted Vee 8m/24ft high, 6band Hexbeam
  • a variety of Antenna Matchers (manual and so called automatic...)
  • The Buddipole/Budistick Ensemble for portable operations
  • 05/2013: 8BDXCC
  • 05/2014: DXCC Challenge 1700


You'll find me mostly in CW and also PSK31 et.al., using my decent station made of an IC-7600 down to some 50 Watts, a few more or less resonant wire Antennas and a abt7.5 m (24ft high HexBeam. I My actual qsldecided to reactivate my CW skills in order to finally get the DXCC (after some 40 years of Amateur Radio :-) ). I'm an old grizzled supporter of Low Power Operation. For me, anything higher than 200 Watts at the feedpoint is considered commercial broadcast... - except EME Operations and Summer BBQ's, ... in the latter case the exception applies to high power chilies only.


My other calls were: N6RKB (3 days only before passing extra) F0CQZ, TK0CQZ years before France adopted the CEPT reciprocal license.

Looking for a QSL Manager ?

Now that German international rates are as low as €0,80 (~$1,10),I would volunteer my time if somebody needs a manager. Just send me an e-mail....
My current station:

  • Icom 7600, - used for different modes - about 25 W Power
  • IC-7000, KX3  - for portable operation
  • FT847mostly for VHF/UHF operations

  • a variety of Antenna Matchers (manual and so called automatic...)
  • The Buddipole/Budistick Ensemble for portable operations

Because I see Ham Radio as a hobby, I don't fight wars about the best QSL method

  1. I understand, for rare DX stations, sending thousands of paper qsls might be a major financial impact, thus when I want a confirm, I'll pay the costs. Basta!
  2. I really prefer the nice Paper QSL delivered via the bureau. After all, it's the reason why we pay those membership fees for our amateur radio association, isn't it ? As a member of the German Amateur Radio Association (DARC), I can send my cards via the bureau. The cards are being send on a monthly base from the local chapter to the DARC HQ for further processing.
  3. Ifelectronically submitted qsls are being accepted or supported , I prefer LotW. I upload to LotW normally saturday evening or directly after major contests :-).
  4. An increasing number of prominent Amateur Radio Associations (including my own club: DARC in Germany) accept QSLs from eqsl.cc for their (more or less) prominent Award programs. Thus, I upload my logs to eqsl.cc, too.
  5. Uploads are carried out when I move the logdata from my working log (MixW) into the log archive (Ham Office) - mostly ona weekly base.


Sounds like the typical German style organisation eh ?. Believe me, its not ! Its just because I don't want to loose one of the precious contacts. Maybe I decide to apply even for one of the higher class DXCCs :-)

qsl #1 Here are my actual qsl cards. Nowadays, I prefer shots I made during my various visits of U.S National Parks & Monuments. While some of the motives are just what the average tourist sees through the camera, some of them I selected (and will release one by one) show those tourists spots from a different viewpoint . Thus, the first card shows a meadow in Yellowstone National Park in June. If you look at the grass, you'll see how frosty it is up there, even in summer. The second of the series isone of my (perhaps hundreds of...) standard shots of Yosemites Tunnel View with one exception: Bridalveil Fall is in full streamand just spectacular.My tribute to my time in California, which earned me AA6HM anyway.
The third shot is one of the more prominent arches in Arches National Park. In my opinion, Delicate Arch (the one on the Utah license plate) is displayed so often, somebody should start to show the many remaining beautiful arches, too.
Last comes my actualQSL. Again, it's a shot from within Arches National park: A nice view of the La Sal Mountains in late spring (June).

  • 1951 Born in Menden, Germany
  • 1970 Licensed as DK5DC in October 1970
  • 1973 After graduation, joined IBM Corp
  • 1975 Licensed as FC0CQZ later changed to TK0CQZ
  • 1980 married the best girl , my wife Martina
  • 1981 First publication:Programmieren in Forth - the German Reference for the (at that time) very popular programming language
  • 1981 Started to publish regular articles covering processor architecures and programming techniques in the major German computer magazine: c't (a few of them made their way to Byte Magazine.....
  • 1987 Begin of a three year assignment in Santa Clara,CA concentrating on telecommunication software development. Developed/ported Binkleyterm/Atari ST,a mailing and file transfer environment for FIDONet, a true predecessor of the internet :-). !

  • Licensed as AA6HM
  • 1990 Back in Germany - new job as a Networking and Systems Management Architect inside the company. Started work on GNOS - an extended NOS Environment based on KA9Qs work - mainly because of the different Packet topology in central Europe ( a NETROM/RMNC) ruled environment with very few TCP/IP gates)
  • 1991 - today -regular assignments ( 6 to 12 weeks/twice a year) in Raleigh,NC -San Jose,CA and Austin,Tx, mostly for working on so called 'Redbooks', highly technical publications covering various IT related topics. In my case, obviously covering Systems Management themes.
  • Activating AA6HM mostly in CW/QRP (5 Watts)
  • 2008 Back in the air using the above mentioned little setup and havin' *A LOT OF FUN*. First time participation in ARRL CW and SSB DX contest and also did some country hunting during WPX SSB contest......




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