Licenced since 1971, I’ve been active in CW with very limited antenna possibilities. In 1978 we moved within Erlangen and fortunately I was able to install a mini-beam for 6 / 10 / 15 / 20 meters as well as an end-fed longwire antenna for 17 / 30 / 40 / 80 and 160 Meters.
In 2001 I started operating on Low Frequency (137 kHz) in QRSS-3 Mode, also using the end-fed longwire antenna, which isn’t really a good solution for longwave (hi).
In 2004 I “discovered” QRP portable and outdoor operation. Since my retirement in 2006 I enjoy short bicycle trips in combination with QRP CW operation. My portable equipment is a FT-817, a homebrew antenna tuner and a telescope whip antenna about 3 meters long (fixed at the bicycle during break for operation).
In autumn and winter I prefer to operate – now from my home shack (hi) – in Digital Modes like SSTV, BPSK 31 and JT65A as well as in good old CW.
For contacts in Digital Modes alternative to QSL-cards electronic confirmations (eQSL) are also welcome.
Medium Wave Activities: Since Sept. 2012 I am operating on 472 kHz mostly in WSPR-Mode.
TX-outputpower. About 20 Watts. The antenna is a 40 meter long end fed longwire (whichwill meanabout 100 mW ERP at 472 kHz)
The picture above shows DK6NI during vacation at the Dutch coast in July 2007 operating under callsign PA / DK6NI / p.
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