I made my first QSO back in 1977 at the age of 12 at the club station UK3DCR. That long ago the UK prefix, exclusive to club stations only, was spread across the entire Soviet Union. The only band we worked on was 29 MHz, and for that we used a separate AM transmitter and a receiver.
Two years later I moved to UK3DAH (then UZ3DWH, now RK3DWH). We had nice homemade transceivers, perfect Yagi and quad antennas and excellent operators. My mentors were Vlad (RV3DAR), an excellent equipment designer and a DXer, and Serge (RV3DI) who taught me CW.
I received my call, UV3DTN, in 1990. It was then changed to RX3DTN in 1994. My first rig was a simple homemade one-band transceiver and a dipole for 160 m.
Now I use Icom IC-756PROII with a homemade linear amp. The antennas are 2/3/4-element cubical quad for the 40/17/12 bands, 3-element tri-band Yagi for the 10/15/20 bands and a few dipoles for the 30, 80 and 160-meter bands. All antennas were installed by Oleg, R3FA, on the roof of the 12-storey apartment building, so that their overall height is about 55 meters above the ground. Unfortunately, the man-made urban EMI makes the operating rather difficult.
I enjoy SSB/CW/DIGITAL DXing, and as of February 2015 I've worked 337 current DXCC entities (337 CFM). In June of 2008 I joined the European PSK Club (EPC); I find their award program especially interesting.
I like to travel and I visited several countries: 3A, 3V, 4L, 4X, 5B, 9A, 9H, CO, CT, DL, EA, EA6, EA8, ES, EW, F, G, GM, GW, HB0, HB9, HC, HC8, HS, HV, I, JY, K (K2, K3, K4, K6, K7), KH6, LA, LX, LZ, OA, OE, OK, ON, OZ, PA, SU, SV, T7, TA, TK, UK, UR, VU, YL. I hope the list will be continued.
I look forward to meeting you on the air.
73 de Dima, RX3DTN
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