My name is JAN PRUMMEL (71 years old) and I'm living in Sappemeer, a small village 15 km east of the city of Groningen (in the northern part of the Netherlands). I'm licensed since 1982. My first call was PD0MXN. In 1991 I did my examination in the highest CW standard in the Netherlands. Since I've got the full license my call is PA2PRU (included morsecode).
I have worked almost 40 years in the newspaperbusiness. First as typographer and journalist and after that the last 22 years, before my retirement, as manager prepress. (The name of the newspaper: Nieuwsblad van het Noorden/Dagblad van het Noorden)
Now, my wife (Greet is her name) and I we are doing all the nice things we can think of. A lot of time I pay attention to the radio-hobby. Mostly in CW-mode and PSK31, sometimes in phone.
No QSL via buro - Only direct or E-qsl
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V Field
HF 100 Watts with build in automatic tuner
Yaesu FT-897 with LDG AT-897 tuner and the LDG s-meter
Yaesu FT-480R and FT-780R with the SC-1 console (purchased from nostalgic reasons)
DUAL BEAM PRO rotary dipol for 40* - 30* - 20 - 17 - 15 -12 and 10 m.
My friend Engelhard (PA3FUJ/SM6XVI) busy assembling the antenna
Engelhard (PA3FUJ/SM6XVI) almost ready with assembling.
The Dual Beam Pro in the air
The balun for the antenna
Home made inverted-V (model ZS6BKW) for 80 - 40 - 20 -15 and 10 and WARC-bands
mostly for the lower bands
Comet vertical for 2 meter and 70 cm
Antenna-rotor: Yaesu G-450C
Vibroplex Iambic de Luxe (my favorit paddle)
The Black Widow (bought as a kit)
Bencher Iambic silver
Home made paddle
Home made "wooden" paddle
Japanese half-automatic bug
Paddles: Vibroplex Iambic de Luxe, Bencher silver plated, the very nice "black widow" paddle, several home-brew paddles and also two Junker straight-keys. My keyer is a Logikey K3.
TELEREADER CWR-685E - my assistant in bad CW-days.
Dell Optiplex GX620 computer - Windows 7 with 55 cm LED screen for HamRadio de Luxe trx-control and other amateur programs (digital modes), logbook etc.
The Signalink USB-modem for all digital modes.
For my favorit mode CW I use mostly the Vibroplex Iambic de Luxe paddle and a Logikey K-3 keyer.
Logikey K-3 keyer
I hope once we will meet each other on the band in a nice cw qso.
Our house and our garden.
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