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Thanks for watching me here

** All my ham activities are dedicated to my father F5CKM, sadly SK, who gave me this wonderful virus in the 90's. **

Chaser of multiple-band DX'ing + WAZ + WAS, as well as to IOTA and Antarctica, he must smile at me wherever he is now, when watching me fighing in pile-ups, getting up early not to miss the sunrise grey-line, trying to improve aerials, struggling with QRM and QRM'ers, etc....Thanks Dad !

Simple working conditions here

  • Trusty FT920 fitted with both CW and SSB INRAD filters
  • Steady AL811H driven for 500w out (enough)
  • Efficient HexBeam (Traffie's, the original one) at 30ft agl for 20/17/15/12/10m (HX-5Bi model)
  • Homemade Inverted-L (13m vert + 6m sloping) for 160/80/40/30m, with 48x 30-ft long radials
  • No PC in the shack, so QRV only CW / SSB (80%/20%) and paper log

My modest DX achievements from my small city lot

  • Worked All Zones
    • Completed 5-band WAZ (200 zones, # 1707)
    • Completed WARC-bands WAZ (40 zones on each 30/17/12m)
    • But still need 20 zones on 160m
  • Worked All States:
    • Completed WAS on 20/17/15/10m
    • Missing
      • SD on 12m and UT + WY on 40m
      • AL, AR, KS, MN, MS, NE, NV, NM, NY, SC, SD, UT and WA on 30m
      • DE, HI, ID, MN, ND, NM SD, UT, WA, WV and WY on 80m
  • IOTA wkd : 605
  • DXCC : 325 wkd  /324 cnf
    • As of 1st of January 2015
DXCC 160m 80m 40m 30m 20m 17m 15m 12m 10m
Wkd 81 218 285 264 323 313 310 286 282

QSL route

  • Bureau is 100% but long
  • Direct is a lot quicker, no need to insert IRC / GS
  • Postal fees are increasing. Europe = 0,95 Euros ; World = 1,2 Euros

Motto

  • DX code of conduct
  • Antenna is the best amplifier of a station
  • If you can't hear them, you can't work them
  • Learn propagation basics, that helps !

Some readings

Perso

  • Radio and communication system engineer
  • Married and happy dad of 3 kids
  • French representative for my friend Emil, LZ3HI, excellent and cheap QSL printer (http://www.lz3hi.com)

 CU in the pile-ups !

Ronan, F8AFC

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