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 474,2 kHz mostly in WSPR-Mode. TX-outputpower. About 20 Watts. The antenna is a 40 meter long end fed longwire (which will mean about 100 mW ERP).
The picture above shows DK6NI during vacation at the Dutch coast in July 2007 operating under callsign PA / DK6NI / p.
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