I started learning CW in 1964 when I was 15 years old. In 1965 I started operating from radio club YU1AAO. Since the beginning CW was my favorite mode. In 1967 I met requirements for my homecall, but applied for it in 1970 and got my first callsign YU1OET. In 1976 I was awarded YU1FD callsign. In 1990 changed it to YZ1AA. And finally after YZ prefix was no longer available for Serbia, I selected YT1E to by my new callsign.
Since early days I was inspired by CW clubs, so I became member of YUCWK (now SCWC), HSC, VHSC, TOPS, A1OP, SHSC, EHSC, FOC, and recently CW OPS.
Over the years I used many callsign variations: YU1OET, YU1FD, YU8FD, YT25E, YT30FOC, YT40E, YZ1A, YZ1AA, YZ30AA, YZ35AA, YZ50AA, YZ150AA, 402NT, etc.
YU1FD @ YU1BCD 1978
YZ1AA 2002 FOC Marathon
TH11DX is up - July 2009, YU1MM on the top of the tower
Lunch after antenna assembly (Team L-R: YU1MM, YU1ED, YT1E, YU1AO)
Pigeon resting on TH11
YT1E in the shack [Picture taken on 29th June 2011]
My current station: KENWOOD TS870, IC706MK2G, LPA 1.5KW (3xGI-7made by my friend Graco, YU1IG - works flawlessly on 3.5-28 including WARC bands), TH11DX@20m twr, half squares for 30 and 40 meters and dipole for 80 meters.
QSL via bureau. I respond to the direct QSL same day I receive them.
73 CU on the bands, Rod, YT1E
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