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How It All Started:

As a young boy, I watched and listened to old Radio receivers, spatially to the "Short and Long wave", they called it that time. Fascinated by the mysterious sounds in AM on these bands and the long distance stations I could here in my town – Voice of America, Radio Moscow, and so on.

After finalizing the high school as an electronic engineer 1970, it was late 1976 that I finally took an interest in Ham Radio and decided to study my full license, including CW.

At that time I was working for a Belgium company called Barco (Belgium American Radio Corporation) how made the famous multi norm color TV sets. Stimulate by a few famous Radio amateurs as ON5LT, I started studying CW and … On Mai 14, 1978 I earned the license to my current call sign ON7DY

From that time on I was involved in the construction of my own equipment, 2m transceiver(s) – transverters to HF and all type of wire antennas has to be proven, more than making QSO's.

During several visits to the yearly Ham exhibitions in Germany – Friederichshaven, I became focussed on “the Magnetic Loop Antenna”.

After a few years of study I constructed my own loops for de lower and higher HF bands by end of 1990.

A long period of professional activities all over the world, slowdown a bit the Ham spirit till March 2010 !

From that time on, retired and a lot of time to spend, it goes up again with the Ham activities, but only on the HF bands in CW RTTY PSK WSPR JT modes.

Today I am using a Kenwood TS590S connected to "End Fed Wire antennas" due to local restrictions.

My primary antenna is a End Fed Long wire of 158 m (518 feed) lenght,  covering 1.8 to 30 MHz and mounted about 8m up with the line strung started top of the roof through a few steel poles in the garden ending in a oak tree.

The second antenne is also an End Fed wire of 42m covering 3.5 to 30 MHz.

Entering the shack after a magnetic balun, followed by a current balun and finally matched by the MFJ-993B antenne tuner to the TRX.

I have a clear area and run the antenna wire straight north-south. It has been working just fine for me, considering the low height for the wire and the fix direction.

Early Jan 2015 I repaired my old TS930SAT Kenwood with the help of W3AFC. John had the same power supply problem and broken drivers in the PA too, but ... he took note about everything and wrote a very interesting paper. Thanks John for the help and motivating me to fire-up again this old Flag ship of Kenwood.

My VHF antenna is a Diamond X-50 vertical, mounted 8m height and used for the dual band Standard C528 portable transceiver, 70cm and 2m

WSPR since Jan 2015 using the famous Ultimate3 kit feeding the end fed antennas with 150mW.



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - ON7DY
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dedateband mode grid Country op
G3U 2016-01-31 160M CW JJ00aa England Brian Gale
EA6VQ 2016-01-31 160M CW JM19mp Balearic Islands GABRIEL
LY2XW 2016-01-31 160M CW KO24pr Lithuania Vygis
CS2C 2016-01-31 160M CW IM57ou Portugal Jiri
HB2T 2016-01-31 160M CW JN47gn Switzerland Contest
OK1DTC 2016-01-31 160M CW JO60rl Czech Republic Antonin (TONY) Hamouz
OH0TA 2016-01-31 160M CW KP00lj Aland Islands PEKKA
I53X 2016-01-31 160M CW Italy
LX7I 2016-01-31 160M CW JN29xv Luxembourg Philippe
UA7K 2016-01-31 160M CW JJ00aa Russia UA7K
EA5KA 2016-01-31 160M CW IM99xx Spain Raul Blasco
ES2MC 2016-01-31 160M CW KO29gg Estonia ARVO PIHL
DL5IR 2016-01-31 160M CW Germany
EV3AC 2016-01-31 160M CW Belarus
ES2MC 2016-01-31 160M CW KO29gg Estonia ARVO

Book Totals: 5411 qso's   454 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#4804
Granted: 2015-02-19 00:55:03   (ON7DY)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#4013
Granted: 2015-02-19 00:55:02   (ON7DY)

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