ACTIVATION FRENCH CASTLE IN A FEW DAYS
18.05.2013 - F4GTB/P - Activation DFCF 77186 / WCA-F 06042 "French Castle "LA HOUSSIERE", 10m to 40m SSB,PSK,RTTY
Special QSL Card --- Request via DIRECT to F4GTB with SAE + 1USD or 1 Valid IRC // or via BUREAU
All QSO will be uploaded on LOTW & Eqsl (AG) with F4GTB/P account
I'm 100% QSL VIA = DIRECT no contribution needed / or via = BUREAU = LOTW = EQSL(AG)
Hello everyone & welcome , my name is "CHRIS", I'm 33yr, on air since 1994, I live near of disneyland paris
I’m active of 160 to 10m, in PSK, RTTY, JT65, SSB, & CW with bencher lambic & Straight Key
My rig, TRX Yaesu FT450-AT, microphone MD-100, & for big pile-up an Amplifier ACOM-1000
Digimode interface is Signalink usb, with HRD and DM 780, for CW i using Winkeyer USB by K1EL
My last awards received
W.A.S MIXED & W.A.S DIGITAL
My faithful assistant since 12 years, & she wait the DX with his fine ears
Below my DELTA LOOP 4 élements home made up 10m, ( 2 X 28Mhz + 2 X 21Mhz )
she is compatible also on 24mhz with tunning control of transceiver
& to right my Triple Ground plane antenna home made with radials up 4m, for 30-20-17m
For low band, I using a horizontal Long Wire of 42m (not in picture), with below, my tuning control home made.
Tuning optimized for > 160-80-40m, ROS = 1:1 on all bandwith = & accept 500W TX if need
The capacitors come from radio TSF DUCRETET of 1932, They were perfectly cleaned and tested at high voltage.
Various radio activity
Opération in /Portable during summer 2012 in JN23an, qth "la grande motte" dep 34, south france
Digital mode only ( PSK & RTTY ) with my yaesu FT450 (25watts) & antenna buddistick
F4GTB/P Winter 2013, under the snow, -12°C
Digital mode PSK, Rig : FT450, Inverted V 10,15,20,30m home made, Up 8m
Fabruary 2013, F4GTB/P, Activation France Flaura Fauna - FFF #1251
Jouy le châtel, Forest reserve
Rig : FT450, Inverted V 10,15,20,30m home made, Up 8m
Signpost of forest reserve
Some information on my hobbies.
I listening the old world on a radio of 20's, she works very well, even today
I collect old radio TSF, manufactured by company DUCRETET, become DUCRETET Thomson (USA) in 1936
Below, I repair an old TSF (BCL)
the adjustment of the voltage this fact by metal plates located in the back of the frame.
all the filaments of the tubes are in series, so, If a tube is cut, the radio does not work
Below, my favorite, a very rare model LDC6 Ducretet of 1929
It gives the voltage necessary for my old radio
Below, for the pleasure of your eyes, some rare tubes of my collection TSF
only manufactured by DUCRETET in the 20's years, these rare tubes were called "Bigrilles Red JM".
( Behind 3 rare tubes of emission of the 20's ).
I make it again, with to tubes of type NOVAL, for saved the rare originals.
left (copy home made) --- right (original).
I also collect the old IBM PC, since 15 years
Below the first IBM transportable model 5155, of 1983, very rare
Other models : IBM PC 5160, 5160XT, PC AT ( advanced technology ) 5170, model PS1, PS/2 model 55SX, 70-386, 50Z, 30, 30-286, 30-286 55SX, 56-486SLC2, 486-DX4, and many others, not in picture.
Picture of the first transmission of TSF in Paris (france), between Eiffel Tower and Pantheon = 3 kms !!!
In 1898, With Eugene DUCRETET and the Russian, Alexander Stepanovich Popov
I'm member of PSK club EPC, 30m Digital Group, Digital mode club, belgium digital mode
See you later on air
Greeting es 73's
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