I’m located 15 kms East from Grenoble city, the famous winter Olympic games (1968) in the French Alps heart (locator JN25WF). My radio equipment: Working conditions are a Yaesu FT2000-D connected to Data Management Unit (Yaesu DMU-2000), connected to 10 elements Yagi-Uda Full Size (great space) 28/29Mhz, home made concept and optimization.
Lenght horizontal boom: 18m - Height: 20m - Weight: 67Kg - Gain 18 dBi - F/B 25dB, piloted by Yaesu rotator (G2800-DXC) on absorber joint (Yaesu GA-3000).
Tower heavy from Dekerf compagny, strengthened structure 22m, weight: 1500 kg .
The telegraphy and the 10m wich is my favourite transmitting mode and band since 25 years. I don't participate to contest, I prefers the friendly QSO - No dxcluster, I prefers using just my ears...
My mobile working and portable conditions are a Yaesu FT857D, Comet mobile antenna HR-28 monoband (2.15m), using a Hi-Mound MK705 keyer for the mobile and portable opération.
I’m mostly working on 10m band, you can catch me every evening (QRG monitor) on 28.030Khz CW - 28.430Khz USB but I prefers the active contact on 29Mhz FM/AM. I'm active in portable (QRP), still in CW since the high summits of the french Alpes (Chains of Belledonne, Natural Parc of Vercors and Chartreuse), pictures and movies on my site web.
I'm regularly on 28.030Khz in QRP (5W), listen to !