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- Skopje: Low profile apartment station FT-897 running max 100 W into G5RV at 20 m.

- Struga: QRP station Elecraft K1 running max 5 W into half size G5RV at 9 m.

- For QRP portable and backpacking activities from mountains, summits, national parks, castles, beaches, e.t.c. using battery powered K1 with max 7 W and Inv-Vee link dipole or wire vertical with ground mounted radials, supported by 5m fishing pole or tree limb. The article of Z35M: "Flight of the QRP Bird ... or the Freedom of QRP" was published in CQ Amateur Radio, June 2012.

Photo below: Elecraft K1 and Yaesu FT-897

Photo below:Elecraft K1 running max 5 W into half size G5RV at 9 m.

Photo below: Activation from the highest summit in Macedonia, Golem Korab 2764 m

Photo below: QRP activation from a hill using battery powered K1 and Inv - Vee antenna

Photo below: Winter portable operation using 25 W and wire vertical

Photo below: Bicycle mobile setup

Profile highlights:

1979: Went to amateur radio lessons.

1984: First radio contact from club station YU5FCA, later Z37FCA.

1987: First personal call sign YU5KV, later 4N5KV, Z32KV, Z35M.

1991: Made the first historical radio contact from the independent Republic of Macedonia.

1994: Founder of the Macedonian Telegraphic Group, MCWG; made his first DX-pedition in Albania, ZA/Z32KV

2001: Z35M made 43.300 radio contacts in one year and set "European One - Year QSO Record", single operator / one callsign.* see more below

2002 - 2007: Active from Albania as ZA/Z35M with a total of 113.000 radio contacts.

2009> SOTA - Initiated The Summits On The Air program in Macedonia, also activator and chaser; Z3 SOTA Association Manager.

2010:Downsized to a low profile apartment station; also active QRP portable and backpaciking from summits (SOTA), mountains (WMA), castles (WCA), national parks (WWFF), beaches ...

The first pedestrian mobile activity on HF from Macedonia (Z35M / PM on 14 MHz - CW).

2011: Summer holiday QRP expedition from Albania, ZA/Z35M/QRP using battery powered K1, max 5 W, into dipoles from appartment or wire vertical on a beach.

The first bicycle mobile activity on HF from Macedonia (Z35M / BM on 14 MHz - CW) and first boat mobile from a lake (Z35M / M on 14 MHz - CW).

2012:Summer holiday expedition from Albania, ZA/Z35M using SGC-2020 at 25 W and 1/2 size G5RV; and activity as DL/Z35M from Germany using K1 and 1/4 wire antenna from appartment, and SOTA activation from German Alps using battery powered FT-817ND and vertical.

2014:Summer holiday expedition from Albania, ZA/Z35M/QRP, using K1 at 5 W and fishing rod wire vertical.

High Speed Telegraphy Clubs: HSC, VHSC, SHSC, EHSC, MCWG, HACWG, 9ACWG, OHTC.

DX awards:DXCC, 5BDXCC, WAZ, WPX, WAC ... Confirmed 317 DXCC, 100+ DXCC on QRP.

From abroad: ZA/Z32KV, ZA/Z35M, ZA1MH, ZA1B, ZA1UT, RZ4FWA, LZ1RDF, LZ1KDP, YU0HN, OE9PTI / M, OE9XRV, DL/Z35M ...

*The best achievement of Z35M: 43.300 QSOs in one year

In 2001, Vlado decided to run personal QSO Marathon with the aim of seeing how many QSOs (radio contacts) can be made in one year, using only home station and personal callsign, Z35M. The final result after 12 months of operation was 43.300 QSOs ! This, as far as could be determined, is the European one-year QSO record (single operator, one year, one call sign) and third best in the world. The better known results are those of VP6BR (a DX-pedition from Pitcairn Island), operated by OH2BR in 2000, with 56.059 QSOs, and KV4AA (SK), who made 48.100 QSOs in 1978 from Virgin Islands. This operation was not a DXpedition, and that the Republic of Macedonia, Z3 is not listed among the 100 most wanted DXCC entities. At the same time, it is the best result ever achieved from any main-land location. At that time Vlado was 35 years old, had a full-time job and family obligations, and managed to fulfill other social and personal activities. Out of 365 days in the year, he was active in 350 and spent around 1.000 hours on the air. The avarage daily rate was 118,6 QSOs, and approximately three in ten contacts were with DX stations outside Europe. The article of Z35M: "A Personal QSO Marathon: 43.300 QSOs in One Year" was published in CQ Amateur Radio, May 2005.

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