Hello, I am Jaime or "Jim", I am now retired but I used to work for the Telephone Company keeping communications submarine cables at ground stations in Mallorca.
I have got my license as Radio Amateur from 1981 and since then I have been always active, my main interest in Radio is DXing for DXCC, CW, SSB and RTTY from 160 to 6m, it is easy to find me on CW (99%) from 17 to 80m.I try to work 160m but I live in a small QTH 30m by 15m size, so no place for good antennas, also I suffer from very bad QRM from nearby 3 BC AM also a big Power-Station at the side which supply power to Palma, so sorry if I can not hear you, QRM is about "9" on 160m, "7" on 80m, but I try very hard.
I am very interested also in new technology, equipments and antennas.
Rigs are: a FT-5000MP, Elecraft K3-P3 and Flex 5000.
Amps Expert 1K and old Drake L7.
ATU's: Palstar HF-Auto and MFJ-998.
I have a 18m crank-up tower over a small flat terrace 4m high, a 3 El SteppIR with 40-30m Dipole at 22m, two Half Sloper for 80m, one loaded with a coil and folded for 160m, to keep it in my small lot . For 6m is a 7EL M2 yagi at 25m.
The tower is Shunt-Fed for 160m with 4 Folded Elevated Radials, connected 6m high.
A Hy-Gain multiband Vertical AV-640 that is used only in RX for K3 Diversity.
Also a wire vertical for 60m and 40m, with two elevated radials and MFJ-998R remote ATU, tunes well from 60 to 20m as a reserve antenna.
I have mountains from NW, N to NE that blocks my signals to part of this areas so DXing are quite difficult.
I hope to work you again, thanks to look up.
NOTE: Please if you want a QSL direct, include an envelope self addressed and enough cash or IRC to pay the post.
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