Encouraged by my dad Egon PY2BW, I got my first license (PY2MIK) in February 1982.
My very first CQ was made on the 80 meter band using an Atlas 210X. It was a very simple to use transceiver that allowed me in making friends on the air. Some of them became good friends and we use to get together until today. In 1982 I started working in contests (local) and also started operating on the 6 meter band. That time QSOs with Hawaii (KH6), Japan (JA) and Minami-Torishima (JD1) on 50MHz were not a problem. There was also a transponder in Chile (CE4) that allowed stations transmiting on 6 meter (50.107 KHz USB) to contact stations on 144MHz FM in Atacama. It was a very nice time.
In 1988 I enjoyed 18 months in Braunschweig, Germany (DL), and have operated as DL/PY2MIK. Over there I made a special friend, Gero DL2AAY (SK), who teached me german on the 2 meter band and also helped me to get a job (as a trainee) at VW in Wolfsburg.
In 1989 I have upgraded to "classe A" (no band restrictions) and changed the callsign to PY2EX.
In the 90s I have used alternately the special callsing PS2E to participate in international contests.
In 1998 I moved to an apartment (building) in Sao Paulo city where I've tried hard but never got the permission to install my antennas.
In 1999 I bought a property in the country side (Juquitiba) in order to get back to contests. In 2003 we started building towers and antennas. We have participated in many contests and enjoyed this location until 2006.
In 2009, needing some RF in my veins (hi),I decided to re-built an urban station in my mother's QTH (she still lives in a house in the same district I live) to let me operate HF from the city. (Thanks Mom). In this QTH I have a 20mh tower with the KT34A (4 el triband Yagi) and a 2 el Yagi for 40 meter installed. The transceiver is and old (but FB) Yaesu FT-1000D. This setup allows me to be on the air when I'm in the city.
In January 2010 I got a new job that forced me to share my time between Sao Paulo (PY2) and Goias (PP2). At this moment I'm planning how to get on the air from PP2 land. hi hi.
In the meantime you will probably find me operating from my car, since I use to be often on the roads.
I also have some nice videos of mobile operations in the Youtube.
April 4, 2010.
73 and GL
CU in contests.
de Eger PY2EX
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