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GRID SQUARE : MK68jw                                       LAT: (N) 18.975                                                 LONG : (E) 72.82583


CQ ZONE 22                                                         ITU ZONE :41                                                    REGION : 3


Thank you for visiting this site.

Name is 'Dossu' and the Radio Handle 'Dos' -- Chartered Accountant (CPA) by profession.

My interest in Radio started in 1946, during my school days. Did considerable short wave listening (till 1958) using a modified BC348 and a R1155, both of them being WW2 surplus receivers. For sentimental reasons I still retain both of them in a perfect working condition!

Passed the General Class RAE in 1959. Licensed in 1960 with the call sign VU2NP.

Obtained my DXCC and various other awards using my homebrew G2DAF TX/RX.

Present rig is an Icom 706 MKIIG. An Icom 751 is the back up rig. I work HF from 40m down to 10m and VHF/UHF on 2m and 70 cms. Operate on digital modes as well - PSK 31, PSK 63, PSK 125, RTTY and SSTV. Also QRV on Amateur Radio Satellites and SDR.

Have been very interested in homebrewing and experimenting with different types of antennas - in particular Quads, Yagis and various types of Long Wires. At the moment my HF antennas are horizontal dipoles and a Moxon for 15 Meters. Will shortly be homebrewing a Hex Beam antenna. The antenna for 2m is a home brew 8 element yagi and a 5 element yagi for 70 cms.

Active also on CQ100, ECHOLINK, HAMSPHERE and SKYPE.

Encouraged my XYL to become a 'Ham - obtained her call sign VU2DNP in 1987.

Other hobbies include computers, philately, photography and music - both classical as well as jazz.

Look forward to see you on the bands.




SWL reports will be answered 100%. I was a SWL many years ago (1947-1958) and realise how thrilling it is to get a confirmation!



Quote worth remembering:

"The ultimate success of any station is determined more by

the antenna than by any other single item of equipment."









VU2NP - A caricature!













Mumbai High Court (1862) with the University Clock Tower on the right -- as seen from my QTH

(An oil painting by Shanaiya Maloo)





 (Also known as the Bombay University Clock Tower)


 *Height of the Tower: 288 feet (85 Meters)

 *Construction time: 1869 to 1877 (Made of Buff stone)

 *Cost: Rupees 200,000 -- then a very princely sum!

 *Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott

 *Architectural style: Venetian and Gothic























Marine Drive Promenade












Bombay Municipal Corporation Building (1882)
















Gateway of India (1911)

(Door to the East with it's face to the West)











 The Taj Mahal Hotel (1903) 

 (Old and New Wings ....with  the  'Gateway of India' on the right)










 Victoria Railway Terminus (1887)


 (A World Heritage Buiding)













  Mumbai Skyline at night













  Mumbai Skyline at night













SFI Index (HIGH is GOOD)   A Index (LOW is GOOD)   K Index (LOW is GOOD)
70 NOT GOOD   1 to 6 BEST   0 or 1 is BEST
80 GOOD   7 to 9 is OK  

2 is OK

90 BETTER   11 or more is BAD   3 or more is BAD
100+ BEST   -   5 and higher is very BAD














Monochrome photographs from a time long ago (when Hams had a different mindset!)




My SWL CARD - 1947/1958 (Member: International Short Wave League)






VU2SX,  Rev. Father Connesa, SJ.  (SK 1959)

- My respected Elmer & Mentor










VU2NP as a SWL 1947 - 1958

(with my trusty BC348 and a BC221 Frequency Meter -- both of 1943 vintage)







Ham Shack - 1960

(L to R: R107 RX, BC221 Frequency Meter, BC639 VHF RX, Heathkit DX 40 TX, Command Set TX, BC348H RX)













Ham Shack - 1960








VU2NP - Ham Shack - 1962

(Top shelf : Home brew G2DAF SSB TX/RX with Kokusai Filter, R1155 RX)









Ham Shack - 1965

(Heath SB101, SB200 PA, Homebrew SSTV using a war surplus radar CRT 5FP1)














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"The Final Courtesy of a QSO is a QSL"


Thank You & 73 --- VU2NP






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