Welcome to my biography on QRZ.com.
I'm Frans Eijgelaar born 17 may 1962 in Leeuwarden.
I'm working as a service technician and Inspector for climate installations.
Licensed since 1991. Old Call signs: PE1OAT (1991-1992), PA3GEH (1992-2001) and PA9RM (2001-2005)
member of VERON dep: A14 (1991) but frequently visit A37.
Dutch QSL region: R37.
I moved in march 2007 from Dronrijp (Friesland) to Rotterdam (Charlois) where I started to set up a much better and larger station I ever had before.
I'm a DX hunter and contester. Like my station. Almost every evening I'm in my shack for 2 hours to see if there are good conditions or looking for new DX. The Optibeam is a very good antenna and very pleasant to work with.
At this moment (2016-04-24) I worked 314 and have confirmed 311 DXCC countries.
My house is a top apartment so the antenna's could be mounted at a minimum height of 15m , after a lot of experience I have the following set-up,
Antennas HF: Optibeam OB 11-5 at 18m, dipole on 40m at 15m and an Endfed for 30, 40, 80 & 160m at 17m hight.
VHF: 4 el beam for 6m (under construction), a 1/2 wave vertical and 13 el beam for 2m at 17m.
Rigs: Icom IC-781 (HF) and Icom IC-7400 (VHF) and now Baofeng UV-B5 for 70cm repeater work.
Amplifier: ETO 91B for 400 Watt when needed, mostly not used.
Microphones: Heil Pro set Elite IC, Floureon IC studio mike on HF and a Shure IC studio mike on VHF
For digital modes: MicroHAM micro KEYER II (on HF) and USB interface III (on HF / VHF).
Rotor: PST 61D for HF and Ham IV for VHF.
Software: Windows10 with Logger 32, HRD (psk) logprograms and Wintest 4,20 for contests.
I also like to help my friends at PI4RTD (VERON A37) with contesting and with antenna work.
CU on the bands.
My shack anno november 2014.
My optibeam OB11-5
HF and VHF antenna's, left are the 13 el 2m beam with vertical, the 4 el 6m beam is under construction.
Optibeam 6 el 15m beam placed in top by Kees PA3BWD (l) and me (r) at PI4COM with help from the crane.
below the weather conditions in Rotterdam for this moment.
73 and thanks for looking.
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