Some words about me:
My name is Sven, born in May 1980 in Waiblingen near Stuttgart. In 1995 i started with CB radio with my best friend Jürgen, DL5BB with some cheap 40 channel FM CB radios. Some time later i got in contact with amateur radio which became a magic thing for me. So starting in CB times i searched the band for "dx" stations, but never understood why i could hear them only sometimes. So in 1997 i started my job training at the Sony Company as "Communication Electronic with functional direction in Radio Technology" and finished in 2001. In 2004 i changed the job and applied to Metrohm, a swiss company who builds high quality laboratory instruments. In 2007 we left Stuttgart "for a new start" and moved to Würzburg and i started working in the field as a technician (Maintenance & Repairs at customer sites) for the same company. We never regret leaving our home to find such a nice "new one" here in Franconia.
After some years without any radio, in 2008 i got a old cb radio and found one of my friends, Tom, again after nearly 8 years. He pushed me to learn for the Class E Licence which i got at 09. October 2009 (ex Callsign DO1TKS) and upgraded to Class A Licence at 15. October 2010 (now DL3SG). For me it was a big dream for years to get the licence, and i'm happy every day that i made it then.
Now we are living in Obereisenheim (Grid square JN59CV), between the cities Würzburg and Schweinfurt (Franconia is the northern part of the federal state Bavaria). Our village is directly at the river "Main", in a wonderful landscape. We have around 600 inhabitants here and our village is the "Home of the Silvaner Wine" since 1659. I'm married to my YL Katja since 2006, our both beloved children are Tobias (*2008) and Sarah Liv (*2012).
Here are some pictures of our home village:
Our beautiful Protestant Church (build 1496) 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)
Small, but effective:
Yaesu FT 2000 with AC0C Roofing Filter
Baofeng UV-5R for portable VHF/UHF
Kenwood TS590 (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
40+80m: 15m GRP Mast, shortened for 80m
30m: Inverted V Dipol
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 Knaus Südwind 550 TKM 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)
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
My main interest is shortwave DX'ing, and sometimes contests (if i have time for it, not easy with two little children. The main event in the ham year for me is the CQWW SSB Contest- i'm happy all the time when i could rise my points from year to year, and it's ever a great fun also trying to stay as long as possible on the TRX (last year 36h of 48h...)
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 (15.10.2015) i got 299 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 very first QSL card (made around 100pcs), used 10/2009 until 01/2010:
My second card, printed 500pcs and used it until i upgraded in 10/2010:
My card showing our house in winter 2012:
...and the card i actually use, printed 6000 at the last order:
...and the one i will print soon for my contacs made during the last vacation in Italy:
You could reach me on the bands, via email or via facebook.
Für deutsche OM's: Falls ihr mich aus irgendeinem Grund kontaktieren wollt, dann bitte per Email und nicht per Telefon. Ich hatte nun schon ein paar Anrufe auf meiner Geschäftsnummer - wenn ich arbeite kann ich nichts privates machen, und wenn ich im Urlaub bin landet ihr in unserer Zentrale... Per Mail bin ich daher am besten zu erreichen ;-)
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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