My name is Gennadij Khonin. I was born in Alma-Ata, in the Kazakh SSR of the USSR on July 22nd, 1945.
From 1952 to 1963 I attended public school in Alma-Ata.
Near the end of 1964 I was called to active military service. I was a Private of the signal service regiment in Kaluga near Moscow (UA3X area) until the end of 1967.
In 1974 I graduated from Kazakh State University in Alma-Ata receiving my diploma and being professionally qualified as a physicist in the field of nuclear physics. After this I worked as an assistant professor on the physical faculty of the university.
In 1976 I joined the Institute of Astrophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakstan that is located near the city of Alma-Ata, working in the department of Stellar Dynamics in the Exterior Galaxies section.
After that I was the head of the Central Radio Sport Laboratory for Young Technicians of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 1984 to 1989.
In 1990 I returned as leading engineer to the Laboratory of Geostationary Satellites Monitoring of the Astrophysical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In 1999 I graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a Master of Arts degree in theology, was ordained by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, served as a pastor in the German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Almaty, and became an instructor at the Lutheran Seminary in Almaty. I became the Rector of the Seminary in 2007. Since 1995 I have been a member of the Board of the Bible Society of Kazakhstan.
In spring 2011 I defended my dissertation at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In May 2011, I received a Doctor's degree.
I have been an amateur radio builder since 1958 when I made my first crystal radio receiver.
From 1961 to 1962 I was an operator of the Young Technical School's Club station. UL7KAX and UL7KAA, the Central Radio Club station of Kazakh SSR in Alma-Ata.
I have been a HAM since 1962 when got my own call-sign, UL7AQX and used it until my call to active military service. After my military service I got a new call-sign, UL7QF, and used it from 1968 until 1993. For contests and special events I've had several call-signs: in May-June 1982, RX7QF; in Aug. 1983, UL7QF/UL7E; in Aug.1984, RL0G; and in Aug.1991-UL0QF.
In July of 1993 Kazakhstan as an Independent State got the new international identification prefixes (UN; UO; UP; UQ) instead of UL and RL, and I received a new call-sign; UN0G. Then I also received the call-signs: UN7QF/7 and UN7QF in 1995 and 1998 respectively. After that I used UN0G only for contests until 2004. Since then I have not used this call-sign.
In the USA I got my first call-sign: KB8RAU on the 4th of January, 1994, in Flint, Michigan, then in May received an extra class call-sign: AA8OR. This is the call-sign that I use when I am visiting the United States.
In 1975 I started to seriously participate in different contests. In 1982 I took part in the "All Soviet Union Championship": SSB (phone) and CW (Morse code). I was the silver medal winner for the SSB (phone) portion and won the RADIO journal prize of "The Best Competitor of the USSR--1982" for the events' scores combination (SSB & CW).
In 1983 I was the gold medal winner of the "All Soviet Union Championship" SSB (phone). In the same year I was the Champion of all Asia in the AA-DX-Contest-SSB (phone) and won vice-championship in the WPX-DX-Contest-CW (Morse code) on 21 MHz. In this contest I established the record for Asia on this band and kept the record until 1988.
In 2009 I participated in the First Championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan or "UN-Contest" and got the bronze medal on 14MHz, (SSB & CW).
Because of my contest achievements I was given the rank of "Sport's Master of the USSR " in 1982.
In 1984 I was given the highest rank of "Sport's Master of the USSR of the International Class".
From 1979 to 1991 I was the Chairman of the Federation of Radio Sport of Alma-Ata and oblast', the General Secretary of the Federation of Radio Sport of Kazakhstan and a member of the Presidium of the Federation of Radio Sport of the USSR as the representative for Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Until February 1988 I lived in a small house and had a good set of antennas: 3 element QUAD(28MHz); 4 element YAGI (21MHz); 6 element (3 reflectors) YAGI (14 MHz); GP (28;21;14 MHz); 2 element active QUAD (7 MHz); loop (3.5 MHz); long wire (1.8 MHz) and 11 element YAGI (144)MHz and now I use 3 element wide space YAGI (14MHz), Dipole (28,21MHz), GP (144 MHz) and transceivers IC-765, IC-703, FT-207, and the power amplifier Alpha 76 A
Location of UN7QF: Almaty, Kazakhstan,
Zones: WAS - 17, ITU - 31.
KDA: G-06, Medeu raion (region). It is in the Southeastern part of the city of Almaty.
QTH - locator: MN83lf. Position: 43.23 N. 76.95 E.
Mail address: Gennadij Khonin, P.O. Box 340, Main Post Office, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050000
E-mail address is: email@example.com
QSL: via EX2T, Vladimir Udovin, P.O. Box 745, Bishkek, 72017, Kyrgyzstan, via Kyrgyz bureau or direct SASE (IRC) that equal two and half dollars or to UN7QF and eQSL.cc is OK too.
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