Hello and thank you for you stop on my page a few moments. I'm born in 1966 into a farming family for several generations and I am also farmer producer of cereals on 155 ha in the region of Ste Maure de Touraine in Indre-et-Loire dep. 37
My first memories of radio back to the years 1975 to 1980 with strange voice I heard in an old receiver has lamps. Then in 1984 with the avennement of CB, I took my first steps with a TRX 22 cx 2 watts FM. And with this little device which was not to my surprise a QSO with England!! That's when I discovered the term and then DX SSB. I was very active in the band until 1992 and I completely stopped. And by chance I took in 2010. Of course all the new technology I have a little rout departing (computer cluster, remote, digital, ect ...)
A meeting decisive forces me to think a license and under the friendly pressure F4EGS Philippe, I reached this milestone with the help of how precious F5MJA Jean-Marie, my trainer radio club F5KOK.
Of course, I could not help but get a mobile station in my tractor (Yaesu FT 897 D + mono-band antenna Comet 40,20,17,15,12 and 10 meters) Everything works perfectly and especially 20 m great surprise of my part. About mobile and QRP stations, I would like to draw the attention of expeditions or radio stations most wanted to leave a few minutes from time to time for their chance to leave a QSO. And the big gun to signal the presence of these stations, thank you.
To the station house, I use a Yaesu FT5000MP and 16-5 OptiBeam OB antenna 15 meters above the ground on a self-supporting pylon. The second pylon tilt telescopic 28m installs recement should take place in a few time a 4 el yagi. to 40 m, but I'll also try a 7 el yagi. to 6 m during the summer
Apart from the radio, I have many other hobbies including entomology but I stop to catch insects for collecting. Now I try to take pictures and they are not always very patient . . .
The kitchen is also one of my passion and almost every weekend, I put a cook. Maybe you hear me say that I have to spend to go QRX monitor cooking a dish hi . . . In 2004 I planted 200 truffle oaks and two years since we have the chance to deguster our truffles