SPREAD THE WORD, CW IS HERE TO STAY.
I'm active with radio from 1972. Through a teacher on school (he was a Ham), I got in contact with Hamradio. I started as SWL on HF and VHF up to 1981. In 1981 I got my novice-licence and my callsign became PD0MFW, two years later it changed to PE1KNA and again two years later the big license, PA3EKK. In 1998 the change to PA1AT. (Because 2 X "K" in CW is 1 X over, and is your call PA3EK.)
Quality and Hamspirit is better then Quantity !
My QTH is in the north part of the Netherlands, in the City Assen, Well known from the Royal Dutch TT Motorraces; http://www.ttcircuit.com/
My HF antenna at Home is a Dipole with open line.
In the Sporadic "E" Season I'm QRV on the 2, 4 and 6 Meter bands.
I´m member of: G-QRP (#6228),BQC(#547), DIG(#3643), and
I like your QSLcard via the QSL bureau. I send mostley for every QSO my QSLcard to you via the bureau.
I do NOTHING with E-QSL.
I also run a Historical QSL Cards Collection from Dutch Hams, Dutch Club and Event Stations with pfx.: PA0, PA6, PI, PK, and other Dutch Event Callsigns (PG6, PB6, PA500 etc). And Dutch QSL-cards from the period before 1928 with the Prefix EN0. Also Photo material with HAM activities are very welcome.
I show these QSL-cards on big events in the Netherlands (Dag van de radio amateur DVRA-VERON and Het Noordelijk Amateur Treffen NAT and local meetings). If you have QSL-cards with Prefixes above, and you are willing to help me complete the collection, Send my an E-mail with some information; how many, via the post or other way etc.
(Information and the actual list missing QSL-cards via E-mail: pa1at @ veron.nl)
"A Ham should keep his friendship in constant repair" - Samuel Johnson (1755).
CW HAM's aim to:
•Foster and encourage a high standard of CW operating ability and behaviour on the amateur bands.
•Observe the licence conditions and principles of band planning.
•Be considerate to other amateurs at all times.
•Protect the future of the hobby through being active, encouraging newcomers and supporting a national society.
I'm a supporter of the DX CODE OF CONDUCT and therefore i will stick to the following rules:
listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
I will always send my full call sign.
I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
Gerry's law and Ham radio!
1: The minute you find a clear frequency and are having a great "Rag Chew" - QRM will wipe out the contact.
2: You have finally got through a huge pile-up an contacted an extremely rare DX station, and some idiot will tune up on the frequency before you can confirm the contact and then you loose propagation.
3: You make great contacts over a long period of time and your logging program crashes and you didn't backup the database.
4: Just once forget to disconnect your antenna(s) before leaving home for a extended time, and a lightening strike will have fried your radio.
5:You return from vacation and forget to reconnect your antennas and smoke your Final PA.
Active with the QRP-Plus rig All HF-bands max 5 Watt.
Or my KX1:
In 2011 I started with D-Star.
I also like field operations with QRP, Inverted Vee etc.
My favorit transceiver: the FT817, QRP, Max 5 Watt.
PS: In July and September 2008 I activated SOTA's in France and Germany, F/VO-002, F/VO-003, DL/AM-060, DL/AM-004 and DL/WS-001.
In 2009 I activated the following Summits: DM/BW-015, DM/BW-014, DM/BW-279, HB/SH-002, DM/BW-635, DM/BW-284 and DM/BW-001.
In 2010 I activated the following Summits: DM/BW-081, DM/BW-019, DM/BW-047 and DM/BW-054.
In 2011 I activated only one Summit: DM/BW-067.
In 2012 I activated the following Summits: F/JU-037 and F/JU-049.
In 2013 I activated the following Summits: F/VO-014, F/VO-015, F/VO-020, F/VO-001, LX/LX-001, LX/LX-002, LX/LX-003 and LX/LX-004 and on Canary Island the only SOTA EA8/GC-001 in october. Only CW with the KX1, QRP 3 Watt in 10 meter sloping wire.
The top of EA8/GC-001
On 28-12-2011 I visited to the Island of Schiermonnikoog: IOTA EU-038
(1e activation for WFF-award) and IOTA EU-038
During the ILLW 2013 I activated Lighthouse "De Twee Provincien", Lake Paterswolde, village Haren, near Groningen. Location: 3°9′34.93″N 6°34′4.10″ E JO33
Thanks for watching, and I hope to work you (again). _ _ . . . . . . _ _