- That´s me at 13 with my first CB radio -
UPDATE SEPTEMBER, 7th 2015:
Spent part of my holidays setting up an inverted L for 160, the top band. It´s 60 ft high then 80 ft horizontal slightly sloping to the South. It has 3 elevated radials (N, SE, SW) and probably I will be adding a 4th (NE). All of them are 90 ft long and are located 8 ft high. Resonant point is at 1.830. Balun at feedpoint. I´m doing some test and results seems to be ok but have to experiment another configurations and probably some Shared Apex Loop for reception (not really worried about the noise though). C U in the top band then!
I´m 44 and I´m in the radio hobby since 1986. Previously in CB and finally got my first license which was EC1CWG on 1988.Since June, the 26th 2009 I´m also KD0IGJ. Member ofURE (www.ure.es) and ARRL.My main interest is now radio DXing althought I´m still some steps below the Honor Roll..hi,hi.Having no much time for contesting lately and for long QSOs because I´m managing a company that takes my life 24/7. I enjoy the low bands specially during the long/cold winter nights. You can find me anywhere from 1.8 to 432 Mhz on ssb, cw or rtty but due to the lack of free time mentioned before you will hardly hear me calling cq on the bands however I´m lucky enough to have the shack in my office and for this reason my radios are on 16 hours a day (including the weekends) monitoring the bands. I am a memberof the Kilo Radio DX Group.
My other passion is flying. I´m holding a Private Pilot License (PPL) with more than1.500 hours. Have flown several aircrafts as Cessna 150, 172, Piper PA28 Cherokee or Socata TB21 Trinidad. I got experience with ultralight aircraft too as the Rans S12, Zenair XLs or Skyrangers. I´m also member of the Flying Hams Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Flying_Hams/)
- Me at 22 with my loved Drake TR7 line -
I have started to improve one of my towers and will be active on 6 meters soon with a new Eagle 6M6 antenna and a FT897D specially dedicated for that band. For HF I have a FT1000MP Mark V Field (fully loaded with YAESU and INRAD filters, Roofing filter and modifications including a third PMSDR receiver using mainly as panadapter), an Icom 751, a PR40 microphone with W2IHY audio chain,an Acom 2000A amplifier and an Optibeam OB10-3W 10 elements antenna with a rotative dipole AE40 above for 40 meters and long wires for the lower bands.Have a separate 5 elements HyGain 105CA + FT897D and an amplifier Expert 1K-FA. For VHF I have a Yaesu FT7800, a Mirage B310G amplifier a Diamond Vertical and a 5 elements LFA from EAntennas. I have also some boatanchors here as a Drake TR4Cw line and a Swan 350D + Swan 1200Z amplifier both fully restored and on service.
- Craig, K9CT and me at the Hamvention, 2012 -
- In front of the Drake factory, Miamisburg OH, 2012 -
On Summer time, 2013 ended a project that started a year ago. Put up a fourth 60ft tower with a tram system and a SteppIR DB32 antenna. You can see some pictures here:
I´m really starting to have serious problems to answer my QSL cards. Not to mention to handle thousand of them in a very limited space as my office is. I have bought a new printer to try to make this job easier but I´m really backlogged on this matter. If you are one of the hundread people waiting for my QSL I would ask you to be patient. If you´re in a hurry, I´d ask you to subscribe to Logbook of the World (LOTW: http://www.arrl.org/lotw/) as I upload my logs there most every week.Not being a big fan of the EQSL system, you can also get my qsl there. If you rather to send your qsl direct you don´t have to send any sase, dollar, irc or euros for a reply but please assume that your direct response would take its TIME to be answered. Don´t take me wrong, I´m still loving the old time paper QSLs but I really love how LOTW works and it´s my favourite method of qsling right now and I´m contributing to save the planet too!!...73s!
(This is a video of an aerial view of my antenna farm, A BIG THANKS TO my friend EA1DR Oscar Luis for made it possible)
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