I run Yaesu FTDX-5000D, FT-2000 and FT-897 rigs, and my antennas are a SteppIR 4-element yagi with 40/30m add-on on a 20m tower, a Hygain Patriot 40-6m vertical, and an inverted vee for 80m. Please view photos of my shack, antennas and QTH below.
I operate CW, SSB and some digital modes on all bands from 80m to 6m. CW is my preferred mode.
I participate in most of the major contests in the low power category. I use the special callsign V55X for the CQ WPX contests.
Since June 2011, I have been operating a permanent skimmer on the Reverse Beacon Network on the 40m to 6m bands using a QS1R receiver coupled to a Hygain Patriot vertical antenna.
I am a member of the ARRL, South African Radio League (SARL), Namibian Amateur Radio League (NARL) and UKSMG.
Awards (Achieved since October 2007 using LOTW)
DXCC : CW, Phone, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m,12m, 10m, Challenge
WAS : CW, Phone, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
WPX : Mixed(1821), CW, Phone, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, AF, AS, EU, NA
I will gladly reply to every QSL received using the same method you send your QSL to me. SWLs are welcome to send me reports. I use the following QSL options in an effort to cater for most operators requiring a V5 QSL.
LOTW : My preferred QSL method. I usually upload my logs weekly.
Direct : You are most welcome to QSL direct. I will reply to all direct QSLs accompanied by a SAE, and US$2.00 or one current IRC, within 2-3 working days. You are also welcome to check on the status of your direct QSL by e-mailing me.
QSL Bureau : Direct or LOTW QSLs are preferred, but if you need to send your QSL via the bureau, please use the Namibian Amateur Radio League (NARL) QSL Bureau.
I support the DX Code of Conduct. Please refer to http://www.dx-code.org
See you on the bands !!
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