It is time to prepare for another big 144 MHz radio contest: the September IARU Region 1 contest on 3/4-09-2016.
Together with Alex PA2CV and Eric PE1RLF we will be qrv form Trintelhaven JO22QP in the center of the Netherlands a qth surrounded with 360 degrees water. We will have 3 antennes groups of stacked 9 el yagis.
In april 1975 received first license as PE1ALA, Late 80's as PA3FPS. Upgraded to PA1TK november 1998. Active from 1.8 MHz till 10 GHz.
Right top picture is taken at the contestplace in Luxembourg in 2012 during the IARU VHF contest in JN39. We were active with 4 x 4 x 9el F9FT + 2 x 12 el Dk7ZB+ 6 x BigWheels and 7 operators, lots of fun!
Active on HF: 6 el beam for 10-15-20, vertical for 40/80 and only during major contest dipole for 80 and 160 with loop for RX and on 144 MHz with 12el LFA beam.
Will be back on VHF/UHF/SHF in april 2017 with 50 MHz: 4 el. 70 MHz: 5 el., 432 MHz 3 x 17 el. 23/13/9 cm: 1,5 mtr dish, 6/3 cm: 1 mtr dish
HF and 50 MHz: Yeasu FT920, 70 MHz SP2DMB trv, 144 MHz FT847 HA8ET preamp, 432MHz: Yeasu 847 WA2ODO preamp. 23/13/9/6/3cm: 28MHz/144 MHz HA5IW transverter and homemade transverters
Hope to work you on the bands! vy 73, Theo
Below my home qth: free take off with tower erected 360 degrees. 6el JP tribander at 18 meters high, inverted V for 40/80/160 mtr with top at 23 meter high, used only in the Dutch PACC contest and other big contests and when no cows at the land....
Multi 144 MHz antenna's at the LX contestplace at Hossingen: 17 x 9 el F9FT and one 12 el I0JXX (S&P): We made 864 qso's, best DX EA1DDU IN73EM 1141 km with lots of Alu !
Best 3th place together with Kees PA5WT and Rob PA3GVI in the IARU Region 1 VHF contests as multi operator station in 2006 and 2nd place as single operator station in 2009.
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