Thanks for working me, either as OE6MBG, OE6XG or OE6Z in contests.
My XYL Sissy, OE6YWF, myself, 3 cute llamas and 1 cat live out in the country, near the city of Graz, about 400m (1350ft) ASL. Among many other things in life, I enjoy meeting friends, traveling, dxing as well as contesting and have been a ham since 1973, barely 15 years of age then.
Recent trips have included mobile and portable operations from Italy, Mallorca Island and the Island of Malta. Participation in WRTC 2010 in Moscow with Ivan, OE3DIA, represented one of the highlights of my ham-radio life. From December 2011 to January 2012 we went to South Africa, where I operated as ZS/OE6MBG (Addo Elephant National Park and the Zorgfontein Eco & Wildlife Reserve).
Antennae in use are an Optibeam, OB17-4 for 40m through 10m (since Jan. 2004), and an Optibeam OB2-80 for 80m/75m (since Oct. 2004). Main radio is a K3, a TS-950 and an Alpha amplifier.
I have stopped collecting QSLs but will reply to direct cards.
73 and see you on the low bands.
Other calls used: KH7XX, R38N (WRTC 2010, tks OE3DIA), 9H3SM, 5Z4AA, FH8OM,
This arrangement was part of a test in spring 2012: An Optibeam OB17-4 and a 4el Stepir on 2 different towers at the same height, facing 310 deg.
Picture was taken from an adjacent tree at the 65 foot level (20m).
May/June 2012: I3/OE6MBG on the Adriatic Coast, using a small 2 element Moxon and a Cushcraft AP8 from the motorhome
Winter 2011/2012: ZS/OE6MBG and ZS/OE6YWF on a recent trip to South Africa on the Zorgfontein Reservation near Mossel Bay
Operating mobile while in Devon, England in October 2012
Looking north from the top of the hill
On an icy morning in March 2013
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