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I am active since 1977 and I graduated with advanced (superieur) license in 1978.

I do my own antenna installation and maintenance.

My goals is to get over 200 countries on all 9 bands.

I like to take my time during a contact, of course I am active on the main cw-ssb-rtty contests and to work the dx on all bands.

I participated in two IOTA contest in Europe.

Not a perfect location with some noise (TV, PS) and every 2-3 years I build a new rx antenna. Right now I use K9AY dual loop antenna with 10 db preamp with band filter for 80-160m seen I cannot install any beverage antenna.

I do not chase for award and so far I got 165 coutries on the top band.

Radio: FTdx5000D (Early model with spelling front plate error (Tranceiver) 03/2010. Yaesu offered me a new name plate but I declined.

Antenna: Mosley PRO 96 (40, 20-10m) at 25m,homemade 5 elements yagi 6m on 19.7m tower.

80m special double polarization (H-V) antenna, 30m: delta loop 1/4 ŷ corner fed

160M shunt-fed tower (25m) with the yagi it looks longer than 1/4y with 32 radials and all continents are worked.

Ameritron AL-1500x 100% duty at 1.5 kw, 2 kw PEP AM modified for HD usage

Amplificator modifications are in HV & filament soft start delay, soft-key in, vacuum relay, 24v switching PS, second fan, operate LED, HD power supply parts, Ig safety control.

Tower: Trylon T400-80 (25m), Delhi (19.7m)

Rotator: Alfa Spid rack with controller and also Green Heron Engineering for safety control.

Power Master with calibrated 3kw remote rf sensor for VSWR, RF, swr-power alarms with PTT shut down and ALC protection.

Station is fully protected against EMP, lightning strike, RF, static discharge, no DC coupling, AC lines spikes, internet with add on gas discharge modules on all systems, dual bulkhead panels in series for the coax cables.

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