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3A/YO2MSB Monte Carlo activation! Between 05 and 12 of September 2014, I will be QRV in portable from Monte Carlo, most probable somewhere from the city's main harbour. An authorisation from the Monaco Department of Communications was already issued:

SOTA Marathon in August, 2014: between 11/08 and 15/08 I was QRV from a list of summits located in the middle of Romania, as follows: Transalpina (YO/MC-078 Bora & YO/MC-052 Mohoru), Transfagarasan (YO/MC-007 Vanatoarea lui Buteanu), Bucegi (YO/MC-086 Vanturisul, YO/MC-009 Costila, YO/MC-006 Omu & YO/MC-008 Bucsoiu) and the outskirts of Brasov (YO/EC-011 Postavaru & YO/EC-428 Lempes). Members of the team: Zoli YO2BP (first day), Razvan YO9IRF, Petronel YO8SEP & Csaba YO6PIB (last summit). 5 days, 9 summits & 80 points - DONE!;

SOTA activations in July, 2014: YO/MC - 197 Dealul Furcilor / 4 pts. & YO/MC-216 Chicera Vestem / 2 pts. on tuesday morning 15/07/2014 - DONE!

SOTA activations in June, 2014: YO/MC-182 Dealul Scheiului / 6 pts. - thursday 12/06/2014 late in the evening & YO/MC-183 Dealul Dumbrava / 6 pts. - friday 13/06/2014 in the morning - DONE!;

Saturday 21/06/2014 - YO/WC-001 Curcubata Mare / 8 pts. and YO/WC-052 Tzapu / 8 pts. - DONE!;

One day before Friedrichshafen 2014 (thursday 26/06/2014): DM/BW-348 Gehrenberg, DM/BW-349 Aacheck and DM/BW-350 Rinkenburg - DONE! - new association for me.

SOTA activations in May, 2014: successful activations only on 3 summits around Southern Europe, due to the bad weather. Each summit represents a new association activated by me: 

  • tuesday 20.05 - S5/BR-024 Stari Tabor;
  • wednesday 21.05 - HB/TI-102 San Salvatore;
  • saturday 24.05 - I/LO-308 Monte Boletto.

Paper QSL's completed up to 01st of June, 2014 and spreaded already @ Friedrichshafen 2014 (most of EU federations with stands @ HamFest 2014). For DXCC without stand available @ Friedrichshafen, QSL's will be sent via the bureau.


"Being a Radio Ham is like a drug, once it's in your blood you never get rid of it." - ZS1RJQ


About me:

  • I am NOT a contest-man, I am NOT running for various awards, I enjoy exchanging QSL cards but NOT enjoy paying for them with "small contributions".
  • I like DX-ing, QRP-made QSO's, SOTA & portable activations, testing various ham radio equipments, constructing and calibrating antennas, and I am looking for more than "59 - 73" QSO's.
  • If you share my vision, let's make beautiful QSO's together, we deserve this.

  • Born in 1970 in the middle of the legendary Transsylvania, in the city of Targu Mures;
  • Since 1989 relocated in Timisoara, where I live today;
  • SWL since 1981 when I built my first antenna;
  • Ham Radio licensed starting from November 2010, after 15 years of wishes to do this;
  • SOTA activator & also chaser starting from August 2011;
  • SOTA associations activated until now: OE, YO, HA, S5, HB, I, DL;
  • Also working in QRP frequently;
  • Active especially on weekends, we can communicate in Romanian, English, Italian and a little in French.


Base station:

  • Icom IC-751A transceiver
  • Heil PR 781 microphone
  • SGC MAC-200 antenna controller
  • Yaesu FT-7 transceiver (QRP station)
  • LDG Z-817H QRP autotuner
  • 10m band single element vertical Delta Loop HM antenna (17, 15, 12, 10 & 6 m)
  • 35m lenght horizontal Longwire HM antenna (160, 80, 40 & 20 m)
  • Kaiser KA9040 CB transceiver
  • Sirio CB27 Special vertical antenna
  • Motorola GM340 VHF transceiver
  • Motorola GM600 UHF transceiver
  • Lafayette SG-7200 dual band VHF/UHF antenna with duplexer

Portable & SOTA station:

  • Kenwood TS-50S transceiver
  • LDG AT-100ProII autotuner
  • SGC SG-2020 transceiver
  • LDG Z-100 autotuner
  • Sigma Venom 5/8 HyGain vertical antenna
  • 10m band Bambi (single element quad) HM antenna
  • 13,5m wire vertical fishpole HM antenna
  • MFJ 1979 5m vertical telescopic antenna with MFJ 67 loading coil
  • MFJ 1956 3,65m vertical telescopic antenna
  • horizontal dipole made with 2 x MFJ 1977 telescopic antennas
  • Falcon Outback 1899 multiband antenna

QSL card policy:

  • QSL received via bureau: 100% response via bureau, twice a year;
  • QSL received direct: 100% response direct, next week;
  • 100% response to eQSL's, usually once a week;
  • no LOTW as time as they use that very complicated registration system;
  • daily update of qrz.com logbook;
  • SWL reports welcomed.


73, Good Luck and Good DX from YO2MSB !


My QTH (KN05os) and surroundings:

My ham radio shack:

Some of my base antennas:

Manpack for portable activations:

The SOTA station:

My QSL card:

Personal record for a QSO in QRP - 15.700km / VK7AC Norman from Tasmania:

(one of the BEST operators I know)

My SOTA awards:

"Respect the QRP frequencies" campaign award:

First SOTA Activation ever - 14.08.2011 - OE/SB-016 Kreuzkogel 2.686m:

SOTA Activation - 20.05.2014 - S5/BR-024 Stari Tabor 603m:


SOTA Activation - 21.05.2014 - HB/TI-102 San Salvatore 912m:


SOTA Activation - 24.05.2014 - I/LO-308 Monte Boletto 1.236m:


SOTA Activation - 13.06.2014 - YO/MC-183 Dealul Dumbrava 956m:


SOTA Activation - 21.06.2014 - YO/WC-001 Curcubata Mare 1.848m:


SOTA Activation - 21.06.2014 - YO/WC-052 Tzapu 1.475m:


SOTA Activation - 26.06.2014 - DM/BW-348 Gehrenberg 754m:


SOTA Activation - 26.06.2014 - DM/BW-349 Aacheck 810m:


SOTA Activation - 26.06.2014 - DM/BW-350 Rinkenburg 720m:


SOTA Activation - 15.07.2014 - YO/MC-216 Chicera Vestem 612m:


SOTA Activation - 15.07.2014 - YO/MC-197 Dealul Furcilor 770m:


SOTA Activation - 11.08.2014 - YO/MC-078 Bora 2.055m:


SOTA Activation - 11.08.2014 - YO/MC-052 Mohoru 2.337m:


SOTA Activation - 12.08.2014 - YO/MC-007 Vanatoarea lui Buteanu 2.507m:


SOTA Activation - 13.08.2014 - YO/MC-086 Vanturisul 1.942m:


SOTA Activation - 13.08.2014 - YO/MC-006 Vf.Omu 2.508m:


SOTA Activation - 14.08.2014 - YO/MC-008 Bucsoiu 2.493m:


SOTA Activation - 14.08.2014 - YO/MC-009 Costila 2.491m:


SOTA Activation - 15.08.2014 - YO/EC-011 Postavaru 1.799m:


SOTA Activation - 15.08.2014 - YO/EC-428 Lempes 703m:


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