My name is Salim (sal) Gechem , my family: is my wife Angela, and we have three little girls, Maria Jose ( 14 years old), Tatiana (11 years old) and my little qrm (5-9+40) Salome (2 Years Old)
Im a Colombian amateur radio operator for around 15 years. my actual call is HK1T, but my first call HJ1LKM before HK1NK. My favourites radios for look and feel its my HFmy principal duty is working dx station, contest, call dx, and hi-fi ssb audio.
I live inBarranquillais known as Colombia’s golden port. it is the most important commercial city of the Caribbean since it is the main maritime port in the country. its nearness to the mouth of the Magdalena river has made it possible forBarranquilla, the capital of the state of Atlántico, to become the main maritime port in the country. The location of large industries, commerce and communication media make this the most important city on the Colombian Caribbean.
An important part of my activity on the radio are the contests, with 4years onthis activitiei have accomplished some results, i hope to continue improving, these are some of my recent results:
2009 CQWW SSB 80 METERS HIGH POWER FIRST PLACE SA # 9 WORLD
2010 CQWW CW 10 METERS QRP # 3 WORLD
2010 CQWW WPX 80 METERS LOW POWER FIRST PLACE SA 3 WORLD
2010 CQWW SSB 40 METERS HIGH POWER #1 WORLD
2011 WPX RTTY 40 METERS HIGH POWER # 1 AND NEW WORLD RECORD
2011 WPX SSB 40 METERS HIGH POWER # 1 WORLD AND NEW SA RECORD
2011 ARRL SSB 40 METERS HIGH POWER #1 WORLD
2012 ARRL SSB 20 METERS HIGH POWER #1 WORLD
2012 WPX MM# 2 WORLD (HK1NA)
2012 CQWW SSB MM CW(HK1NA)
2012 CQWW CW MM CW(HK1NA)
2013 CQWW 160M SSB
2013 ARRL DX CW MM #1 WORLD (HK1NA)
2013 ARRL DX SSB (HK1NA)
2013 CQ WPX SSB (HK1NA)
Now im part of the HK1NA Team in MM operation from Jumanji Contest Station.