CARLOS PAEZ, TI2CC
During 1950-1959, when communication between the cities of San Isidro del General and San Jose (100 miles) was hard , using ham radio equipment was vital, especially during natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. And even more so when conventional communication via telephone and telegraph failed.
Enthusiasm for ham radio awoke in my father Fernando Paez (TI2FPS), who started the hobby as a method of communication for his businesses in the gas station industry and the transport of livestock and produce. At the young age of 9, I made my first communication in the 40mts band with a Heathkit DX 40, a short wave receptor and an antenna dipolo held by two bamboo sticks. The first QSO took place during October 1959 with TI80CH at the 40 mts band at 9 years old.
And so was the beginning of an activity that has given me great satisfaction and peace throughout fifty years. I have made great friends both locally and internationally. My inclination has been towards DX and contests. I have even been included in the ARRL Honor Roll with over 350 countries, specifically in Phone (SSB).
I have been part of the TI1C contest group, formed by my friend Carlos Fonseca (TI4CF) , with whom we have participated and won several international contests. In several occasions we have been accompanied by famous operators from the United States. Also, as TI2CC I have obtained great international positions. I have been part of expeditions to Cocos Island (TI9CF, TI9CC, TI9C) as well as in site missions during the earthquakes in Nicaragua, Mexico and El Salvador.
Having retired as an Horticulture Engineer, specializing in International Commerce, as of 2012, I have dedicated part of my time to my favorite hobby and I hope to enjoy more time with my radio friends as well as getting back into contests and expeditions.
I am constantly renovating my equipment and antennas, because I like to be heard well around the world.
MAIN TOWER: 2 elements wire quad 40 M, 2 elements wire quad 17 M, Inverted V for 160 M
SECONDARY TOWER: 6 elements KLM monobander 10 M, TH7DXX 20-15-10 M
Wire Cubics and Beams
80 M Slopper
THIRD: 7 elements monobander 6 M
Kenwood TS850S and Heatkit SB200. 10 M Station
Kenwood TS590S and TL922 A. 15M, 17M, 20M, 40M, 160M station
TR4C and Frontier XR3000D, 80M station
DXCC: 352 Confirmed Countries. Worked 362
DX expeditions and different call signs
1984 First Place Winner WWW SSB DX Contest Multi operator as TI1C OP
1985 Second Place in the world WWW SSB DX Contest 7 MHZ Single Operator
1987 CQ WW 160 DX SSB Winner Single Operator
1988 ARRL International DX SSB Contest First Place Single Operator 160 M
1989 WWWPX SSB Contest First Place 3.7 MHZ Single Operator
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