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My name is Heikki and I was born in 1963. I work in ICT business as a project manager in Helsinki, southern Finland. I got my first radio amateur licence in 1991, but was not very active during the first years. My activity was limited mainly listening the bands and trying to learn good operating skills as well as get to be familiar to propagation know-how. After several years of total inactivity during 11/1998 - 2/2005 because of the sum of unpleasant coincidences, I finally managed to get back on air first on VHF and the next summer 2006 with homebrew QRP CW rig on HF and then finally with deasent effort with commercial 100 watts transciever in June 2007.
My special interests in radio amateur are cw and digital modes on hf-bands.
Also you will often find me in RTTY or CW contest.
Bells and whistles
As a primary rig I am now using Yaesu FT-897D. A small piece of arts covering from top band to uhf also giving possibility to go to nature to have an enjoyable portable experience. LDG AT-897 automatic tuner unit is attached to the side of Yaesu to help matching my modest wire antennas with the radio.
At the moment I have only two multiband wire antennas on hf. Main antenna is G5RV up about 12 meters from ground and about 25 meters above sea level. Second antenna is ~80 meter long horizontal loop up only 8 meters above ground level. I built it to reduce the effect of heavy QRM on 80 meters band which almost totally prevent hearing any stations. Well, QRM is still there, but I think the loop is handling it better than the G5RV, although the difference is not remarkable.
On v/uhf I have FT-290RII multimode with Ringo Ranger 5/8 gp at 5 meters hight and Baofeng UV-3R handheld for local contacts and repeater QSOs.
73 and hope to see you on air
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