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******* PA2REH - Ham radio from below sea level *******


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History:My interest in radio goes back many years and actually started with the offshore mediumwave radio stations in Europe in 1970 - 1974. The stations were broadcasting from radio ships to make commercial radio. Real pioneers on the high seas. See pictures below. Land based commercial radiostations were not allowed at that time. Radio was government controlled. Radio Veronica (557 kHz/ 10 kW), Radio Northsea International - RNI (1367 kHz/ 50 kW and 6205 kHz/ 10 kW) and more, were broadcasting very popular music programmes to the continent. My favorite was RNI. Especially when storm and whole gale winds were playing with the radio ships it was very exciting and frightening during the live programs on board. Sometimes I was listening all night long.
Learning CW:1976/1977. Because my old tube receiver had a very poor IF screening the music signals were interfering with PCH sending morse code on 457 kHz. I was very curious to decipher the morse code (what seemed to be weather information for all ships on the North Sea).
My callsign(s):My first license was received in 1976 as PE0REH. I upgraded to a full license including CW in 1978 as PA2REH. Never changed my callsign, it's like a birth name hihi.
Equipment:In use is an Elecraft K2/100, Sommerkamp (Yaesu) FT-7B and an Icom IC-720A and IC-746 transceiver. Also some smaller qrp equipment in use like a Heathkit HW-9 and home brew stuff. At the moment I'm vy busy building the Lima SDR.
Antennae:Because I live along the North Sea coastline the wind can be very strong. Therefore I'm not using beam antenna's anymore. My 4 elements yagi was destroyed by gale winds many years ago. Antenna system is vertical full size deltaloop for 20m and a Butternut HF9V vertical for 80m thru 10m in the water behind my QTH. The water acts as a fabulous ground plane. Using also two wire dipoles for the higher HF bands (15,12 and 10m) at 10m above ground. For local qso's I use 144 MHz and 432 MHz with a vertical Diamond V2000 antenna.
Operating:HF contesting is great but ragchewing is also fun. I prefer CW and 99.9 % of my operating will be CW. It's a great operating mode. I'm a member of PI4CC and so I'm CW operator at PI4CC. WSPR is fun. QRV with 50mW
Paper QSL:Ur paper QSL is vy appreciated !!! Standard I will QSL via the bureau Region 50. QSL 100% but I respond to the bureau only once or twice a year. So please be patient. Direct QSL is ok (and much faster). If you do so, please use a nice stamp from your country (not to close to the edge of the envelope), it's really appreciated as a stamp collector. Return postage is not needed. I will take care of that.
Electronic QSL:The use of eQSL and LoTW are encouraged. All QSO's will be uploaded vy regularly to LoTW and eQSL. About once a month I will upload to Clublog.  Pse check ur eQSL account for online QSO confirmation.
>> VERON - Netherlands
>> Benelux QRP club
>> PI4CC (contest club)
>> PG.540 Kennemerland/ Zandvoort
>> OTC Netherlands (Old Timers Club)
>> MARAC (Marine Amateur Radio Club) (member 153)
PA2REH will adhere to the DX code of conduct.
Have a nice day, tu, gd dx, vy 73 de Eric - PA2REH

Some pictures - The Netherlands (Holland) images



The radio ships (~1960 - 1974)




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World Continents Award#5988
Granted: 2015-03-01 18:20:05   (PA2REH)

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Grid Squared Award#4956
Granted: 2015-03-01 18:20:03   (PA2REH)

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DX World Award#1214
Granted: 2015-03-01 18:15:06   (PA2REH)

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