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Hello, I am Tom and glad that you stopped by. Here is some information about myself you might find interesting:

My ham history, operating preference and other active calls:

  • I got first licensed in June 1981 at the age of 15 and
  • I am operating CW only - well, let's say 90% to be honest...the remaining 10% fall upon RTTY, JT65 and some SSB during ARRL Centennial QSO Party 2014 and selected HF/VHF/UHF contests
  • I also use DL1HBT/p for portable operation and am holder of US extra class license AC2HM

My QSL policy:

  • LoTW: 100% of my contacts (both regular and contest QSO, updated almost daily)
  • paper QSL cards (yes, I really appreciate them!):
    • will be either send
      • via DL-bureau (DARC) or GlobalQSL.com for almost all regular QSO
      • directly for "rare ones" (for both regular and contest QSO)
  • or why not use CLUBLOG OQSL services by following this link https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/dl1hbt
    • NOTE: only QSO since July 2011, most recent QSO dated Jul 28, 2015 0825z

My QTH locator and DOK (Distriktsortskenner for DARC DLD-awards):

  • QTH-loc.: JO43WL
  • DOK: G16 (OV Juelich)

My current rig for HF (10-80m), control equipment and software [projects in squared brackets]:

  • Rig
    • Yaesu FT-950 (100 watts out; JT-65 transmitting w/reduced power of 15 watts)
    • Kenwood TL-922 linear amplifier (used occasionally, only on non-WARC bands)
    • Gap Titan DX (8 band vertical, rooftop-mounted, feed point 42m asl)
    • [2015: Spiderbeam 5-band, heavy duty....replaces Gap Titan DX antenna]
    • [2015: Buckmaster 7-band off-center fed (OCF) dipole, tree-mounted, feed point 46m asl]
  • Control equipment
    • Ameritron remote antenna switch RCS-4X
    • [2015: Yaesu rotator G-600]
    • [2015: EA4TX ARS-USB rotator control unit]
    • HamGadgets MasterKeyer MK-1
    • UR5CDX CT 599MB polished brass heavy dual (iambic) level paddle
    • Tigertronics SignaLink USB for digimodes
    • lenovo Thinkpad T500 running Windows 7 Pro
  • Software
    • Ham Radio Deluxe, version 6.2.10.377 (for logging)
    • Win-Test 4.17.0 (for contest logging, combined with MMTTY v1.68A for RTTY contesting)
    • DM780 for RTTY and PSK
    • JT65-HF 0.9.98.0 (HB9HQX-edition) for JT65

My major awards:

  • 7BDXCC CW
    • 5BDXCC #7,699 plus endorsements for 12m and 17m
  • DXCC CW #2,705
    • 315 countries [308 current] awarded by ARRL as of January 2015
  • DXCC Digimode #4,111
  • 5BWAZ CW basic #660
    • 160 zones confirmed as of May 1990
  • WAS CW #44,624 issued May 15, 1990
  • USA-CA CW 500 #2,614 issued June 24, 1992
  • WAE Top CW #243

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - DL1HBT
Latest Contacts for DL1HBT at QRZ.com
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IA5/IZ4JMA 2015-07-11 20m CW Italy Massimo - Max - Catalano
SV9/S55OO 2015-07-10 20m CW Crete GORAN ANDRIC
5B/RW9QA 2015-07-10 15m CW Cyprus Vladimir A. Kondratenko
LY100DGA 2015-07-10 40m CW JJ00aa Lithuania SES for 100 years of S.Darius and S.Girenas Airfield anniversary
N4IQ/VY2 2015-07-10 20m CW Canada William L Chartier
LW3DG 2015-07-09 20m CW GF05uf Argentina Ed
RA/NT2X 2015-07-09 20m CW Russia EDWARD KRITSKY
V5/DL5CW 2015-07-09 12m CW Namibia Andreas Paulick
D44TS 2015-07-05 17m CW JJ00aa Cape Verde Stephan Senz
K2L 2015-07-05 17m CW EM93xc United States 13 Original Colonies Special Event - South Carolina Stations
9V1XX 2015-07-05 15m CW JJ00aa Singapore Kazuhiko Kurita
OH0CO 2015-07-05 20m CW KP00bi Aland Islands BENGT E KARLSSON
8S5A/P 2015-07-05 20m CW JO78xe Sweden Kjell Adolfsson, SM5NAS
SM/DL1EKO 2015-07-05 20m CW Sweden Antoni Dyjas
GI4DOH 2015-07-05 15m CW IO74dp Northern Ireland Richard White

Book Totals: 15014 qso's   1133 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#2286
Granted: 2015-07-15 06:30:02

Endorsements:
  • Mixed CW
Grid Squared Award#7671
Granted: 2015-05-22 10:50:02

Endorsements:
  • Mixed CW
World Continents Award#9048
Granted: 2015-05-22 10:45:01

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 20 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
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