Small, but effective:
Yaesu FT 2000 with AC0C Roofing Filter
Baofeng UV-5R for portable VHF/UHF
sometimes FT-DX3000 (Clubstation DM6M / DN3CQ)
UniSDR with connection to the FT2000 ZF, used as Spectroscope
Ameritron AL-811H (max. 750Watts)
MicroHam USB 3 Interface for Digimodes
Yaesu G-1000DXC Rotor for OB9-5
Yaesu G-800S (for 6m & 2m)
Headset Mic: Heil ProSet Elite
Our house from north to south, October 2015
80m: Inverted V Dipol
40m: Rotary Dipol MHF1e/40
30m: homebrew vertical with elevated radials
20-10m: Optibeam 9-5 (with G-1000DXC Rotor)
6m: Tonna 5ele Yagi (with G-800S Rotor)
2m + 70cm: Diamond X-30
Mobile & Portable:
TRX: Yaesu FT 857D
Diamond NR-770R or CR-77 for VHF/UHF
Diamond HFX-20 & HFX-40, HF-P1 80-6m
for 2m SSB portable: 8 elements Jaybeam Yagi (a older one, but still works fine)
HF: ca. 8.5m Multiband 20-10m Vertical (Design DL5BB) with matchbox
May 2015 at Lighthouse Heidkate (JO54EJ) at the baltic sea's coast - portable on 20 & 40m at my 35th birthday (picture taken after 23h, still some brightness on the sky, more than 1h more than at home).
My last company car with special plate - at the moment (newer car) i only changed the numbers to 7388 ;-)
For holidays we have a Dethleffs 560 SK Rally Edition (2009) Caravan - i really love it and enjoying every day with it making vacations on the baltic or mediteranian sea - we visited some countries during the last 12 years - SM, OZ, SP, OE, HB9, F, I, 9A - but sadly nothing far away because traveling is expensive ;-). Mostly our summer holiday is in IK3 near Venice - the place i was in my childhood, and still a very lovely place called "2nd home" a bit - Union Lido Campsite.
Sometimes there's some free time at vacation for some QSOs but most of the time we have family time. So i'm glad about every single QSO i could make with my small portable eqipment (with my 857D with 100w's and various antennas. During camping holidays i will be QRV most of the time in RTTY, PSK31 and maybe some CW, but very little SSB because of the noise)
Some words about me:
I was born 1980, in the time where there was no internet ;-) In my childhood it was a technical wonder to own a "Walkman"... My first contact with HF was with some cheap CB handhelds... in 1993 i bought a "dnt Formel 1" 40 Channel CB FM radio, together with my friend DL5BB. I was interested in shortwave amateur radio, but feared the cw test for the licence, so i saw some nice shacks, but never tried to get a callsign. I made a vocational training in "communication electronics" specialiced in radio technics. But it should take last until 2009 when i made the german "Class E licence" and one year later, i upgraded to the Harec Licence Class A and got full access to the shortwave.
Since this time, my main reason to waste time is chasing DX and raise my DXCC count...
Here are some pictures of our home village:
Our beautiful Protestant Church (build 1496) where my children were baptized and the City Hall
Our lovely ferry across the river Main (renewed 2013, ferry point since around 4000 years)
One of our wine restaurants (we have two traditional franconian restaurants, the "Rose" and the "Schiff" in our village)
I am Chairman of the DARC DOK B18, Würzburg since April 2013 and also QSL manager there.
I'm also owner of our educational call DN3CQ and Contest clubstation call DM6M.
I am member of the German DX Foundation (#899 since November 2013)
Member of "Amateurfunk Unterfranken e.V." @ DL0TP
Since January 2016 also Member of the FACW e.V. in Weinheim (UKW-Tagung) with Clubstation DL0WH
My main interest is shortwave DX'ing, chasing bandpoints and the last missing "new one's"
A big dream would be part of a DXpedition to a rare place (where my YL let me go ;-) but i think i would never have enough money for it. So if you're reading this and actually searching for a "rookie" on your DXpedition - feel free to ask me - i would be happy anyway to make something possible...!
There are still some DXCC's missing (expecially in the Southern Pacific Region (not easy to reach from my QTH). Actually (April 2016 i have 306 DXCC's in my log, so every new one is a hard fight...
I prefer paper QSL's and send mostly via bureau and confirming every card with the same way. Direct is also possible, there is no need for IRC or $'s (It's a hobby and it's a pleasure for me...). I also upload my log to LOTW and eQSL mostly once a month.
SWL Cards are also welcome and appreciated!
My card showing our house in winter 2012:
...and the card i actually use, printed 6000 at the last order:
You could reach me on the bands, via email or via facebook.
Für deutsche OM's: BITTE KEINE TELEFONANRUFE da meine Familie & meine Firma nichts mit dem Hobby zu tun haben (wollen *g). Bitte schickt mir bei Bedarf eine Mail :-)
I hope to hear you on the frequencies - if you hear me, give me a call!
73 es good DX de
I support the DX Code of Conduct:
There's no way around good pileup practice and discipline. Any distortions on a rare DX costs a few contacts, remember - when you would work them and you are talking over others signals, somedays the same could happen to you and you also miss a rare one... so please please please take a look at the DX Code of Conduct and think about!
...and at least i have to say many many thanks to:
My lovely YL Katja for accepting my hobby (sometimes, but she normally hates it....;-)
and my both children Tobias and Sarah for giving me so much i couldn't put in words! Maybe one day they also get into this beautiful hobby ;-) ???
(my daughter Sarah helped me adjusting the endfeed vertical by pressing the ptt when i tuned, 09/13 in IK3)
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