I have learned CW long time ago, because I have to pass an exam. For years I was working phone only, but few years ago, some day - in the evening - I decided to make my first CW QSO. It was very "bad" decision. Since that moment I left SSB and now I'm working mostly CW. I'm not good CW operator, but I love this code melody. Even my wife (who hates ham radio) have bought me a Bencher :-)
I'm using an old IC761 (good oldschool radio), which is set to QRP very often (at night, to keep PA fan stopped). From time to time I use homebrew QRP transceiver.
My antenna is a kind of 80m inverted V. It's a very bad antenna, very low, but it is works for me :-). And it's the best I have. Oh, I forgot something. The only one I have. With limited power it can handle all bands exept 10m :-). Generally it does not matter, because in the heart of the city i have lot of QRM. .more than LOT of qrm .MUCH more. Sometimes I work from my field QTH (SP9MRN/7, QTH Moskorzew, powiat Włoszczowa) and sometimes from my club station SP9PDF.
I am a card collector, and I wait for Your card. I have 3 simple rules:
Rule #1: I ALWAYS answer ALL received QSL cards.
Rule #2: I prefer bureau, if you absolutely need direct - please SAE and 1 new IRC or 2 green stamps.
Rule #3: If you want QSL faster (via burau) - drop me an email - but don't forget to send Your card.
What You can see at my QSL card?
It is an 118m (387ft) high (including the 8m (26ft) long spire on its top) construction of impregnated larch wood framework and bronze connectors. The tower was nicknamed "the Silesian Eiffel Tower" by the local population, although the similarities are minor. Gliwice Radio Tower has four platforms, which are 40.4 m, 55.3 m, 80.0 m and 109.7 m above ground. The platform on its top has a size of 2.13 x 2.13 m. For access to its top, there is a ladder with 365 steps.
As most timber transmitters have been dismantled, Gliwice Radio Tower is probably the tallest remaining wooden structure in the world.
The Gleiwitz incident was a staged attack by Nazi forces posing as Poles on 31 August 1939, against the German radio station Sender Gleiwitz in Gleiwitz (Germany) (since 1945: Gliwice, Poland) on the eve of WW2 in Europe.
This provocation was the best-known of several actions in Operation Himmler, a series ofunconventional operations undertaken by the SS in order to serve specific propaganda goals of Nazi Germany at the outbreak of the war. It was intended to create the appearance of Polish aggression against Germany in order to justify the subsequent invasion of Poland.
It's nice to be a celebrity :-) --"Z Gliwic w kosmos" (From Gliwice to Space) - near space mission by Tomek SP9UOB :-)
Brand new :-) To all FOC operators - THANK YOU, 73
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