I am a skilled radio- and TV technician (1965), I am a Master of Science in electronics and telecom (1969). For some years I worked as a senior teacher at Odense Teknikum (now the Southern Danish University), and for many years I worked as a freelance photographer and technical journalist travelling in many countries.
I retired in February 2011, and moved to Langeland, a small island with a population of 12000 located close to Germany in South Denmark. Langeland (in English Long Island) is 52 km long and 6 km (on average) wide.
I got my certificate as a ham radio operator in 1978, class A, OZ8ZY, but due to too much work I soon after gave it up. In 2006 I took up this wonderful hobby again, now as 5P8ZY, and I enjoy it very much. I am QRV on the 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, and 6 metre bands, mainly phone, and on the 2 metre and 70 cm bands, FM.
I very much like to talk to friends all over the world, contesting is not me! From January 24th 2012 I am OV6A.
In the shack you will find a Kenwood TS 990, an ICOM IC-910H, and a Yaesu FT1000MP MkV Field transceiver. You will also find an ACOM 1000 power amplifier and different auxiliary equipment. I control the transceivers and the AlfaSpid rotators from the Ham Radio Deluxe programme, where the logbook is integrated.
My garden is big enough for some effective antennas: A Mosley TA-53M 20-17-15-12-10 metre beam (13 metre up), a multiband Zeppelin (2x13 metre, open air feeder, feedpoint 12 meter up), a 40/60 metre sloper (groundplane), a 17 meter vertical, and a 6 metre groundplane.
I do not collect QSL cards, but I accept cards sent direct (3 GS or 1 IRC, addressed envelope) and give a receipt for them. I do not reply to QSL cards without 3 GS or 1 IRC, sorry. I upload all QSOs to LoTW but not to eQSL. I am not a member of the QSL bureau, so if you send me a card via the bureau, I will never receive it.
Other hobbies: Family history, bicycling, and travelling with my girlfriend.
SignalLink interface, antenna switch, SWR/Power meter, interface for satellite antenna control, satellite antenna rotator control (Yeasu), Power Master, control box for remote antenna tuner (www.hamware.de), loudspeakers, ACOM 1000 linear power amplifier, Yaesu FT8900 VHF/UHF FM transceiver for repeater trafic.
Yaesu FT1000MP MkV Field HF transceiver, Kenwood high end TS990 HF/50 transceiver, ICOM IC-910H VHF/UHF transceiver, and AlfaSpid rotator controller.
On the table:
Heil GM-5 microphone with two inserts ( HC-5 narrow, and broadcast), Bencher CW paddle, mouse for AlfaSpid controller.
This arrangement at the ends of the Zeppelin antenna makes the antenna more broadbanded and easier to tune. Four wires per leg spaced 150 mm.
On the top of my tower (13 metre up) you will find a Mosely TA53-M 20-17-15-12-10 metre beam antenna.
The Zeppelin antenna is tuned via this remote controlled antenna tuner (more info @ www.hamware.de).
At the beginning of March 2012 I installed a 2 kWp solar power unit producing about 1700 kWh per year. The DC voltage/current from the photo voltaic panels is delivered to a DC/AC inverter connected directly to the 230 V AC grid from the electricity company. All the OV6A radio equipment is power supplied from the sun.
In the background you see my 2 metre ground plane antenna (at the top), and a 4 element 2 metre yagi directed against a distant FM repeater. In the foreground to the right you see all my receiving antennas (TV, FM broadcast, 30-1300 MHz scanner, and 900 MHz cell phone).
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