Im active on CW, PSK31, WSPR and JT65 as well. So 99.9% of my contacts are either CW or digi modes.
I like to be called by my handle "EPE".
QSL guaranteed via LoTW and eQSL.
Now:f you need/want/wish/like a paper QSL from me no problem, but please anyway try to send me an eQSL and/or LoTW as well,I gladly answer paper QSL 100% but please help me with 2 green stamps, NO SASE required .my QSL manager (HI Mom!) is somehow slow but she eventually send the QSL once or twice a month.
If you want to setup a schedule with me no prob, send me an e-mail Im available most of the time in 20, 15, 10mts. CW and digital modes please. No voice.
I started radio back in 1992, thanks to Rodolfo (EA7AQV) back in Camagüey City, Cuba. I started as CL7PE, then moved to Havana City to study, where I got the call: CL2PD, then upgraded to 2nd class ham radio operator: CM2PD, then to first class ham radio operator: CO2PD, and eventually operated portable from Camagüey while visiting my parents in the summer vacations as CM2PD/7 and later CO2PD/7.
While working in Edmonton, Canada I got the call VE6EPE
Then I left Cuba for Ecuador in 1999 and never worried about getting the HC license until mid 2010. A long hiatus I used to start my life here, starting my life with my XYL and helping (still) my kids to study, grow, and so on.
One day I wondered: I miss something I feel like something is missing in my life and yes, it was hamradio! So I started the slow process of getting licensed here. Yes, it is somehow slow and that was one of the reasons that refrained me from getting the license earlier: Look for this paper, request that one to be issued, write a letter stating this and that, get affiliated to a radioclub, return to pick of the paper you requested before, return again because the responsible person was not present, fill in some paperwork, wait for a month and yes!!!! finally!!!I got licensed for 5 years (I expect the renewal to be easier, will tell you in a few years).
But I enjoy it a lot, for sure. I have discovered that I still in love with CW Im not a 40WPM operator I barely reach 20-25WPM, I feel comfortable with 17-20WPM and get nervous when I got "piled up". but this is ok with me. I use vertical keys because I feel uncomfortable with other keys. Sorry, it is like this. I use verticals always.
Well well. hamradio has changed since I came to Ecuador back in 1999. There is a bloom of digital modes besides CW (because CW is a digital mode, the first one of course!). So I got involved in PSK, JT65 and even the old SSTV from time to time. I was never able to hook a PC to a ham rig before, so now it is amazing to me how many things you could do with your PC you dont even have to keep a paper log book like before!! yes!! adif format is your friend these days. And tell me about SDR radio and so on. amazing.
My main station is located in Ambato, Altitude 2618mts asl (8589 feet asl) aprox 30kms northwest of Tungurahua vulcano, currently under activity.
This is me back in 2010 in my old QTH. Using the TS430S
But well. I really like my Flex-1500 anyway but from time to time I experiment with my QRP kits.
For JT65 Im using (of course) my Flex-1500: 5watts into a 20m double bazooka.
As you maybe noticed: I feel comfortable with QRP, have built several kits but I do really like the Flex-1500.
20mts double bazooka, and a Hy-Gain TH3JRS at 12mts altitude. I have had no time to setup the rotor so the Hy-Gain is pointing north-east permanently. Well, the yagi is still in the old QTH, someday I will bring it to my new home some day. Im soo lazy or well I have soo many things to do that time is short.
EPC #12036, 070 #1212,30MDG #3847, DMC: #3273, SKCC: #7163T, NAQCC: #5520, FP: #2691
Now a bit about me and real life:
I have 2 kids and a wife. And Im ok with this ;-)
Im a Software Engineer, with a Postgraduate Degree in networking, currently studying a MSc in networking as well. Im also aiming for a PhD but still looking for a research theme (in areas related to Linux, networking, virtualization or cloud computing) for the PhD and also looking for a tutor , any suggestions for a good PhD tutor will be welcomed.
I have been working with Linux and networks for a long time (1995). I own a Linux support and web programming company in Ecuador for Spanish speaking customers mainly http://www.ecualinux.com.Im also teaching and doing some investigative work at a University near home.
Besides radio and family, I really like Linux and try to use Linux anywhere I can in fact using windows is a weird thing to me I feel strange and tied. So I use windows 0.01% of my time . except when using the Flex-1500 as it requires PowerSDR, a windows based program. Hope someday flex-radio will release a Linux version (or the source code) of PowerSDR that day I will be 100% happy.
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