Started ham radio in 1959 at the age of 15 and had following calls: DM3KNA, DM3YNA in Stralsund at the Baltic coast , where I had my apprenticeship to become a ship electrician. In 1962 I went to Wittenberg, known by the reformator Martin Luther, where I was active as DM4XXH, DM2AYH, Y21YH.
With the German reunification my call sign changed to DL3HXX. My DOK is W29. I'm interested in cw, contests and digi modes being a member of the European Phaseshifting Club (EPC) #1792. Other clubs are: HSC, RTC, RNARS, WAB. I retired on 31.12.2005 and enjoy the radio, gardening and photography. Lately I started chasing SOTA-activities and GMA (German Mountain Activity) as well. Consider HAM-radio to be one of the most interesting hobbies with its many different fields to be active in .
My current setup: digimodes with my elderly FT990, interface a RigExpert Plus. Laptop running windows 7 and MixW.
All other modes are done with the Elecraft K3 up to 100 watts.
I have fun trying QRPPP at 100 mwatts and its amazing how well the outcome is at times.
The antenna is a simple 43 meters long wire about 10 meters off ground fed by coax / unun. I use it all bands from 1.8 MHz up to 50 MHz. You can't expect prodigious results but I made contacts with more than 300 countries - PSK almost 200.
My home - my castle - with xyl in the background taking care of the many flowers
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