I'm 60 and a HAM since 1974. My home is Mechelen, a place halfway between Antwerp and Brussels in this "surrealistic country" (dixit Belgian Prime Minister Michel, I totally agree) called Belgium.
I operate CW 95% of the time and love chasing DX and tough awards.
Hardware here is a Kenwood TS-590S, a TS-990S, a fully stuffed Elecraft KX3, an FT-817ND with 300 Hz filter (works great), a BY1 Bencher and a low hanging off-center fed dipole, that's it.
For /P work and on vacation I use a 16m end-fed and 14m counterpoise.
I'm always interested in hearing what I sound like in other parts of the world. If you happen to make a recording, please send me a copy or link together with the date and time of the recording.
Thank you beforehand.
73, good DX
Gust ON6KE (NAQCC 0975)
October 8th 2014, 250 DXCC worked with only a wire.
Done with up to 100 Watt and low strung 20 and 40m dipoles. to date : 165 worked, 163 confirmed, 159 verified.
36 years this one took me. Done with max. 100 Watt and small wire antennas.
My true pride. #652 since November 14th 1945, it's a small club alright.
Single digit! #9 since January 1st 2000, it's a very small club alright.
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