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Some informations about me and my work.

I was born in november 1962 in Maribor. I got my HAM licence at secondary school in Ljubljana, where I was  active in radio club YU3DAF. In the end of 1977 I got my first call sign YU3TGT. In the Air tehnical military academy in Sarajevo,  I was active at their radio club YU4EEE. In the period form 1984 to the 1989 I was not active as a HAM. At that time I was working in Yugoslav army and moving around ex Yugoslavia. For 3 years I was living in Tuzla in Bosnia and latter 2 years in Belgrade in Serbia. At that time I didn't had much possibilities to bee active on HAM radio.

I became active again in 1989, when I moved from Belgrade to Ljubljana. At that time I got YT3HA call sign. By Slovenia getting independent state in 1991, the prefix "YT" changed to "S5", so I got new call sign S52HA. In the year 1993 I moved with my family (wife, doughter and son) from Ljubljana to my present location. It is a small vilage Straže about 20km south east from the town Maribor in the north east part of Slovenia. The location is on the small hill 350m ASL, but quite opened in most directions.

In the WRTC 2000 which was in Slovenia I hosted USA team (N2IC and K9TM) on my location. They were not too lucky with propagations because of storm and static in the time when they should had best propagations to the north east direction (JA, UA, VK, ZL). Even in that situation the final score was at he first half of all teams. Some locations were much better than this, so they have done the WRTC plasma well.

This picture is from the time of WRTC2000 (june 2000). Small ECO 3 element 3 band beam was a "standard" for the WRTC teams. 

Since than in few years things changed.


How the years are passing to the present can be seen from pictures above.  

Beside of care for the house and property, I spen't few years on post gradute study (economy and specialization on management). I didn't build all the things I'm interested on, but even in the situation of time shortage, I build 3 automatic QRO's, small tower and finished some HAM project (spectrum analyzer with frequency meter and other acessories like the rig for fast packet etc.).

On the picture is the 0 to 1,5 GHz spectrum analyzer, frequeny meter, tracking generator, LCD display, harmonic converter and storage normalizer, all build in micro strip and SMD tehnology acording to the S53MV project.


The best direction here is to the noth east (JA, VK, YB etc). Small down hill helps with lovering the radiation angle. Hils at the horizont are some 15 km away.

To the west and nort west (KP4, USA, VE, KL etc.) the area is hilly, but still not too bad.The mountain at the middle (Pohorje) is some 17 km away (other hils aresome 300 to 400m ASL).

I spen't quite some time to bulid good working and reliable home made legal limit memory tuned amplifiers. Beside triode GS35b, I also tried with tetrodes like first is with GU84b the secon is with GU77b.

My hoby was interested to some family members, so my wife Jasna (S52CJC) and son Martin (S52MTT) got their licence and cals, but because of work and  study they are not much active as HAM's.

On this not realy fresh picture I'm with my son Martin and Lesika (a Scotish Collie), but the dog passed away 2 years back.

The equipment in use is ICOM 756PRO3, FT1000MP, antenna KT36XA (upgraded KT34XA) on 12m tower, vertical for 40M, slooper for 30M, memory tuned QRO with GU77b and memory tuned QRO with GU84b.

For many years I  was happy with TH6DXX, but few years back we replaced it with KT36XA, as on the picture. The TH6DXX still works at S52DK Robi's location (hi is on the tower). 

So that might bee even too much. See you on the air.

vy 73, Branko

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