I started as a ham in 1994. First active on 2 meters but since I got my first class licence half a year later I got hooked by the DX virus on HF. I was not into CW by that time and sticked to SSB . Been using a dipole for 20 meters for a long time and later build my antennefarm with antenna's for almost all bands 10 to 160 (no warc). Later I got more interested in CW and now 90 % of my contacts are in this mode. Always with 100 watts it was a thrill to crack the pile up's from many DX-peditions. For the last 3 years I have been a very active lowband DX-er aswell. Using a full size vertical rectangular loop(oblong)on 160 meters made it possible to get some nice rare DX in the log.I also started to get interested in contesting through the national PACC contest(the only contest I took part in at that time). With antenna's I had build (mainly wire antenna's exept 10/15/20 and 40 meters)I took part in CQWW, 160 meter and ARRL contests for some years.Now days all is different as we moved to another location away from the lake. There is just a small garden at the back and putting up a tower is no option. All I have is a G5RV wich is fed with 450 ohms twinlead to the shack. I tune this antenna on all bands 10 to 80 meters. I just recently added RTTY to my interests and really love this mode.I take part in many contests, another thing I like to do.My main interest is still DX and CW with some 40 meter ragchew time to time aswell.I am also member of the PI4W contest club.Together with 6 other operators we participate in CW/RTTY and SSB contests from our seacontainer(K3).
Look for me on the bands and give me a call,would be a plesure to contact you!
My equipment now is as followed:
TRX: FT-2000 ANT: 2 x 15,5 meter doublet/dipole fed with 450 ohms feeder. AMP: AL-811 (modified with 10 meters and 3x 572B tubes) TUNER:MFJ-969 LOG: DXLAB with several other aplications.
73' and hope to see you on the bands. Good DX!!
Website at: http://www.sitekreator.com/pa3gvi
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