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800 Years Bielefeld AWARD

This year 2014 Bielefeld celebrates its 800th birthday. Our special event call is DR800BI. We have a very nice award for this event. Each QSO with me between 01.01.2014 and 31.12.2014 counts for the AWARD. You can get more information about application under this http://www.dr800bi.darc.de. Just follow the instructions on the webpage. I am also QSLmanager for DR800BI.

No E-QSL, please!! and - do send the new IRC only. The old small ones are still welcome. Thank you. Postal rates from Germany to outside European Community for direct QSL DX 2 US-$. Bureau cards are accepted, of course. I do not have e-qsl nor LotW. Sorry, but I like the smell of paper, because human beings are not yet digital :-)). But do me a favour: I am collecting stamps, and put those gummed postal stamps on the envelope, please. The self-adhesive ones are not good for collecting. Thank you.

Please remind: My QTH is within the borders of the city of Bielefeld. It belongs to Bielefeld, not to any other village or town!

WABI = Worked all Bielefeld. All of my QSOs in CW or digital mode dount for our WABI-Award. This award is on of the oldest awards in Germany and very rare. For application you must do as follows:

Dx-Stations need 3 points
DL-Stations need 10 points.
Also SWL-stations can apply. Further information under http://www.darc.de/distrikte/n/01/das-wabi-diplom/ (in German).

I am not QSL-manager for DF8XC! So I shall not answer any cards. I am QSL-manager for 7P8AA since our friend Fritz Bergner, DL7RO, had passed away some years ago.

I had been Vice President of our German Amateur Radio Club (DARC e.V.) for several years. I take care of political dialog, because all decisions concerning Amateur Radio are made by politicians and administraters

Ham preferences are DXpeditions and Contests, whenever it is possible. Other hobbies are reading books with many real characters in them. Listening any kind of Baroque Music (Rameau, Lully, Purcell, Bach, Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi, and all the numerous composers of those days), and the music of the early 15th until 17th century. For me J.S.Bach embodies the universe of music, and the old masters are still in the charts :-)).

I like all the good things defining quality of life: smoking my pipes, having some good wine, and some other hedonistic things, and knowing the switch for TV off etc etc. What more does a normal human being need? O yes, there is something else: Amateur Radio!

Oh, by the way, the google map on the right shows my QTH as if it belonged to Bad Salzuflen. But it does not! That town is 15 km away from my house. I am citizen of Bielefeld, living in BI-Hillegossen, which is a bit outside the center of our city. If you go on the motorway A2 you will see my antenna looking over the protection wall they put there against the noise of the motorway.

Active DXpeditions:

I worked in Congo (Brazzaville), Bangladesh, Haiti, Zanzibar (Pemba Isl), Peoples Republic of China, South Africa, Namibia sometimes with, sometimes without Radio equipment depending on the time I had after QRL. And real DXpeditions lead me to Malta, Lesotho, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Socorro Island, Bonaire Island, and the recent one was Uganda in the 5X8C-Team. I spent some holidays in Monaco, UK, France, Italy, Poland, Austria, Hungary, and Denmark (5P1YF) all with ham activity.

Big contests mostly from Madeira Island as CT9L and CR3L, and I was there ten times as member of the CT9L/CR3L - team.

From this station we became world winners in the CQWW RTTY Contest (2009 - 2012) in M/2 and M/M class.

Passive DX-activities from my arm chair in my shack:

The aim is to get full house (mixed) in one are all of the three traditional modes. I still must get two last missing entities - Navassa (KP1) and Juan de Nova (FT5J).

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