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QSL: ON6ZK NO E QSL ! NO LoTW ! only paper QSL ! old fashioned guy

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QSL PREFERED VIA BURO ......... all cards received via buro will reply same way via buro


PLEASE NO IRC ....... All QSL's received with IRC will be returned via bureau  .....


PLEASE DONT LOTW oR E-QSL to me !!!  I only have a paper log !!!


OR0A is my vanity call. My first callsign is ON6ZK. OR0A is the second call of ON6ZK ( 2 by 1 ). I'm a hamoperator since March 1993 , started as ON1GB on UHF and VHF. Got my full license as ON6ZK in Sept 1993. Since March 2006 I received my 2nd call OR0A.

Born in 1964 , work as a sportmanager. Married with my lovely wife Micheline since 1986 . We have one daughter , Charlotte , born 15 octobre 1998. Both of them are not realy interested in Hamradio. I have three nice dogs , a Beagle .... a Maltezer and a small chiahua ....they are even more crazy than their boss. :-)




I operate QRP most of the time if I'm not chasing the latest expedition.... I have several QRP rigs :

Elecraft K1 .... with 7 watts MAX , usely at 5 watts or less .... I'll take it on my holiday ! Great little RIG !




Yaesu FT897 at5 watts QRP and a home made 1/4 lambda vertical on 20 meters. You can find me most of the time on 14.060 Mhz. Just love it playing with my German "Wehrmacht" straightkey ...... it was used in the 2nd world war !



Also have a Yaesu FT857 wich I use QRP most of the time.

A TS120V Kenwood is also a great upgrade in my QRP operation.

I built my own MFJ CUB transceiver on 14 Mhz , 1 watt out ! Works awfull great !

I'm working now on a ten tec5 watts QRP transceiver , hope to have it ready before new year 2014 .......


I always hang around 14060 Mhz for QRP contacts ! Skeds are welcome !


About my working conditions : I run an Optibeam OB16-5 (look at www.optibeam.de or at ON6ZK on QRZ.COM) , which is a large antenna. 4 elements monobanders on 20/17/15/12 meters and an 8 element monobander on 10 meters. On 80 meters I have 3 antenna's .A deltaloop for 80 meters .I have a home made 1/4 vertical of a Spiderbeam fiberglass mast of 18 meters , I hooked up an antenna wire on it with straps. It works awfull, it has 12 radials right now, planning to put on more. The Third antenna on 80 meter is an FD4 Fritsel with the apex only 6 meter above groundlevel. The vertical works best for DX , the Delta loop works great on the European continent.

I recently installed an inverted L for 160 meters .... the vertical section is about 15 meters high, and I have about 21 meters horizontal wire. 3 radials but very good soil ! . Great fun on topband !

I also have a 1/4 vertical for 40 meters in my backyard with 20 radials.On 30 meter I also have a homedmade 1/4 vertical .This one has 4 elevated radials. Also have a 1/4 vertical for 80 meters , lenght 18 meters !

For portable operations I use an MP1 antenna system.... I'llwas QRV in TA as TA4/ON6ZK/P end August 2010 and August 2011. Made about 85 QSO with 2 watts and the small MP1 antenne on top of the 9th floor of the hotel in 2010 .... 2011 ( only 10 QSO , very bad location :-( ! )

I was QRV as SV5/ON6ZK / P in august 2013 , QSL cards via buro are fine via ON6ZK ! Had 300 QSO for this operation mostly on 14 mhz SSB and CW.


My main transceiver is the Kenwood TS590 by Kenwood which I recently bouhgt !

What a super great receiver it has. It outperfoms all the other radio's I have!

The pictures above shows me on a very hot day , having a potable operation in my garden , QRP with mu FT897 and a vertical 1/4 lambda with 16 elevated radials. Photo taken May 24th 2009. Great fun !

Collins Line KWM2A !!!!

My main transceivers are a Yaesu FT1000MP,a Kenwood TS 850 S and a TS 590S . I have Alpha 99 amplifier, an Acom 1000 HF amplifierand a SB200 Heath for my Classic Heathkit setup.

I collect older equipment as well. I have2 Yaesu FT101ZD + FL2100Z amplifier  and a Heathkit HW101 + SB200 amplifierbut my favourite is my COLLINS KWM2-A( see picture). On VHF/UHF and 6 meters I have a Yaesu FT736R. 1 KW on VHF , 100 watts on 6 meters and 25 watts on UHF. Antenna's are a 17 element yagi on 144 Mhz. , a 19 element on 432 Mhz. , a 5 element wide spaced yagi on 50 mhz. I also have a set of Kenwoods TR751 and TR851 , for local chats on a small vertical.

Also have a Yaesu FT225RD , all mode transceiver for 144 Mhz. I also have the Mutek Front End for this TX/RX to improve the radio.

Other equipment : FT897 , FT857 .TS120V KEnwood.

OTHER CALLS : EA8/ON6ZK ( 2004 - Gran Canaria) , EA8/ON6ZK (2007 - Tenerife) TA4/ON6ZK/QRP ( 2010 & 2011- Lara, Turkey) , SV5/ON6ZK/P ( 2013 - Kos Island , Greece )

see pictures of my equipment



picture 1 and 2 are my Collins line with the SB 200 amp from heathkit....


I'm desperatly looking for a Collins 30 L 1 amplifier in mind condition , can anyone help me out ????


my UHF/VHF rig : Yaesu FT736R ( also 50 mhz and 23 cm modules


Kenwood TS850SAT , my favourite toy and you will hear

me most of the time with this radio.


contacts with the local gang on 145 287 Mhz FM


Alpha 99 HF amp , isn't she a beauty ????


Yaesu FT1000MP


Yaesu FT 101ZD with Warc bands, I also have a FL2100Z amplifier with it .

 I have 2 of these FT101 ZD 's but 1 is in use at ON4ORP John , my father , he gave

me the ham virus , check his page on QRZ please


Alinco DX70TH and a Yaesu FT897


"Hot Water" 101 HW 101 Heathkit , FB rig for HF !!!! Also have the SB200 amp with it !

I love this beauty ! Bought it for 100 dollars 15 years ago

and it sounds awfull great !

This reminds me about the Heath magazines my dad

received when I was a kid. I was excited about all this

even when I was just about 12.

I recently built a MFJ CUB transceiver ( CW - 1 watt) on 14 mhz and it works great; Have made several QSO with it across the Atlantic Ocean , this with only 1 watt and a 1/4 lambda home made vertical up 10 feet above the ground with only 2 radials ! This realy gives my a kick .....


Different CW keys / love CW !

see this ( video) of my antennasystem :


Another hobby is collecting sportcars , this is my 1988 Porsche Carrrera , it is in excellent condition. I always have been very excited about this "wheels".

I only drive it when the sun is shining ......... it has 217.000 km on the meter. It became an oldtimercar November 2013 , which means it is almost 27 years old.


Best Belgian Beer ever !! Karmeliet !!  When you are in Belgium try this beer !!



Thisare a great Belgian Beers !


1. KARMELIET BEER ...... you never tasted a flavour like that , it is the best Belgian Beer ever .... !!!!!

2. DUVEL ..... translated is means Devil and make sure not to drink too many of them...... the devil is in the bottle indeed !

I have had this "experience" already ........

3. TAURO ... great blond beer ! I love this new Beer ...... Also with with this one ...be careful !


Thank you for reading my page !

Hope to cu on the air (again) !

Skeds are always welcome !

If you have a request to work this station send me an email please and we will see what we can do : or0a@telenet.be


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