1990 : FD1PLC , beginning with home made 600mW CW QRP on 20m (many thanks Claude F5YC) and wire dipôle on the roof.
One month later Chris F6EMA sold me a TS-520, much easy for DX'ing with multi dipoles or Windom.
1992 : DX'ing with my 20m 600mW CW QRP and fishing-rod full size 1/4 wave antenna on the car near Agde South France in summer holidays.
55 DXCC in 3 weeks, real pleasure.
1993 : FE1PLC and next F5PLC, trying home brew 11,6m vertical for 40m with 60 radials.
1994 : Old 4 el tribander yagi DX-34 from Western Electronics (many thanks Chris F6EMA) on 12m F6DOK mast (many thanks Fred F6IQU).
1998 : IC-746 and TS-850S.
2002 : 78m LW for 30, 40, 80 and 160m.
2004 : Lengthening the mast 12m to 15m.
2005 : Elecraft K2 QRP testing at home QTH, but using for portable in holidays or SOTA, FFF
2006 : New home brew 20m vertical for 40 and 80m, adding 20 radials 16m to 24m long.
2008 : Very strong wind, the vertical is now inverted L with good results.
2010 :After long time training again with RUFZ, new score 30000pts and 335CPM.
2011 : 2 el yagi for 12m and 17m over the 4 el tribander. Again many thanks Chris F6EMA !
2012 : October, sloper for 40m and new home brew 20,5m vertical for 80m + a 10,4m wire in // for 40m.
At home, with TS-850 and IC-746 the power is generally 50 / 75 Watts, using 100 W for big pile-up.
In holidays or in portable using the little K2 at 0,5 to 5 Watts with 1/4 wave vertical for 10m to 20m
or short vertical for 30 and 40m on 6,5m fishing-rod.
Using also a 12,5m fiberglass pole for full size 1/4 wave vertical on 30 and 40m.
The 2 antennas with only 1 radial 2m over the ground, or 7 or 20 radials on the ground.
DXCC CW : 160m 99 - 80m 208 - 40m 280 - 30m 240 - 20m 301 - 17m 232 - 15m 292 - 12m 190 - 10m 247
My home QTH is in FFF-078 " Parc Naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges ".
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