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"IF you think HF hamming requires a dedicated room and big antenna, then you've never met Z35M, who has put an ultralight portable HF QRP station and has operated from ... well ... just about everywhere" - Introduction from CQ Amateur Radio, Take it to the field special edition - June 2012.

QSL policy:

With more than 400. 000 QSOs no longer send QSLs via the bureau. 

For QSL card please send DIRECT request with SAE + funds to cover the mailing costs.    

QSOs from the last few years are uploaded on eQSL net.  




TS-480HX 5 to 200W / K1 at 5 W / G5RV at 20 m / half size G5RV at 9m / 40m Loop at 20m / vertical wire 

For QRP portable and backpacking activities from mountains, summits, national parks, castles, beaches, e.t.c. using battery powered K1 with max 5 W and Inv-Vee link dipole or wire vertical with ground mounted radials, supported by fiberglass pole or tree limb.                                                                                                                

The Z35M's article: "Flight of the QRP Bird ... or the Freedom of QRP" was published in CQ Amateur Radio, June 2012.


ZA/Z35M/P: QRP activation from island                                                                          Z35M's article in CQ Amateur Radio, June 2012

Profile highlights:

1966: Born

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

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

1991: Made the very first radio contact from the independent Republic of Macedonia (YU5KV with G3IUS).

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

2001: 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: Initiated The Summits On The Air program in Macedonia, also activator and chaser; Z3 SOTA Association Manager.


SOTA activation from the highest summit in Macedonia, Golem Korab 2764 m;                          Winter SOTA activation from Vodno, Z3/WM-046

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, pedestrian mobile activity on HF.


WWFF activation from Shar Mountain, Z3FF-007;                                                               WCA activation from Samoil Castle, Z3-00004

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.

Bicycle mobile and boat mobile activity on HF.


Bicycle mobile setup: Z35M/BM                                                                                            Pedestrian mobile: Z35M/PM             


Boat mobile: K1 at 5W and fishing rod wire vertical                                                            Car mobile: Z35M/M                                                     

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.


ZA/Z35M/P:SGC-2020 at 25 W and half size G5RV,  K1 at 5 W and Inv Vee dipole;                       DL/Z35M: K1 at 5 W and fishing rod wire antenna

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

2015: Bicycle QRP mini-expedition to Albania, ZA/Z35M/P, using K1 at 5 W and fishing rod wire vertical.


Bicycle QRP mini-expedition to Albania: ZA/Z35M/P activation from campsite on Ohrid Lake

2016: Beaches on the air (BOTA) activations from lake regions in Macedonia; Founder of Z3 Portable Group. 


Z35M/P, K1 at 5 W and fishing rod wire vertical

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

QRP clubs: RU-QRP, Club 72, Polar Bear, NAQCC.

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 Z35M's article: "A Personal QSO Marathon: 43.300 QSOs in One Year" was published in CQ Amateur Radio, May 2005.


 Z35M's article in CQ Amateur Radio, May 2005;       Z35M (2015): G5RV at 20 m;      ZA/Z35M (2006): FT-1000MP, AL-811, G5RV at 35m                                  

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