CQWW 2011 - OT5A - 160 M
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Hi & welcome to my tiny QRZ.COM-page
All started in 1978 after a serious motorcycle accident.
I had to stay in bed for 6 months when my brother gave
me a CB-radio. After some local talks I began to discover
the SSB-band on 11 meter. In a couple of years I worked
287 DXCC's and collected a few thousand (!!!) QSL-cards.
In 1996 I realised that I was ready to become a real HAM-operator.
I passed the "C"exams and my first call was ON2BEQ.
I was allowed to operate on 2 m and 70 cm
The law changed in 2005 and all ON2 operators received the new ON3 prefix.
I asked to change my ON3BEQ call into ON3XXX.
From that moment we where allowed to operate on the HF-bands.
But sadly, our CEPT/ECC recommendation (05)06 was revoced by this new rule,
so transmitting from foreign countries wasn't allowed anymore.
Now we're 2010, the law changed again, all old ON2-operators got back there
old prefix including HF-bands and the CEPT/ECC recommendation (05)06.
So if you're looking for ON2BEQ or ON3XXX, don't look any further, you found him.
From now on it's ON2XXX
finally, my new tower + new antenna will be ready soon.
I chose for the Versatower BM24T - 24m + Hy-Gain TH-11DX antenna
(almost) ready to rumble ... yihaaa !!
after some problems with the neighbours and the local authorities I've decided NOT to mount the big TH-11DX.
My tower is ready and I chose to use my old 3-band antenna (Grauta AH-15) and on top a brandnew 12/17 Moxon antenna from LZ-antennas LTD
see some pics of the mounting
to replace my good old Kenwood TS-440SAT and my Yaesu FT-1000MP I've bought me a nice Icom IC-7600.
I'm testing it a the moment, soon my new microphone (Procast) will arrive.
The shack anno january 2014
Yaesu FT-920 / Icom IC-7600 / Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V Field
Yaesu FT-857D for digital modes only
I'm alsomounting a second tower for about 12 meters high, with the 10-5 antenna from LZ-antennas LTD,as a back-up antenna.
see a pic from their website, while mine is still waiting to be mounted
ready to be mounted
member of UBA(Belgian Amateur Radio Society)
OSA (Hamradio Club Antwerpen)
MCL (Hamradio Section Mechelen)
LIR (Clubstation Lier & Conteststation OT5A)
PSK clubs : EPC # 09369
30MDG # 3096
REPEATER CLUB : ARC (Antwerp Repeater Club)
listen here to the Antwerp repeater ON0AN live
(if online ofcourse)
QSL - SWL& WSPR mode reports always welcome via Bureau, direct, E-QSL or e-mail
NO contributions please, save the money to buy me a beer, next time you see me.
And remember, the best HF-amplifier is still the antenna
73's de ON2XXX
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