About MIKE, Miguel Gonzalez A. (ZP5YW)
Born 1956. Licensed October 1975. Still holding the same callsign. Dedicated to DX since first qsos. Spent almost equal amount of time on-air and off-air, with long interruptions. Educational background and labor duties related to software design and programming (of accounting and business nature) with previuos education on electro-mechanical engineering.
Awards: #1 DXCC (Top of Honor Roll), 9 bands DXCC (5BDXCC + 12 + 17 + 30 meters endorsements + 6m DXCC #397), WAS, 50 Mhz WAC, WAZ, eDX100, eWAS, ePFX300, and others
Member of: EPC # 19023, 30MDG # 6092, life member of Radio Club Paraguayo (former vice-president and qsl+awards manager).
Current activity: mostly JT65HF, JT9-1, BPSK-63, RTTY and some SSB/CW on all bands from 6 to 80 meters. Search and pounce on major contests "just for fun". Contest logs are allways sent.
VHF-UHF: 144-220-440 Mhz Kenwood FM rigs for local contacts and assorted accesories.
Antenna system: Tower 1: (self supporting 20 meters high) HyGain TH6DXX @ 20mH (10-15-20 meters), 40 meters coil-loaded rotary dipole @ 22 mH, homebrew 6 el 7m boom yagi for 6 meters @ 24mH, 450 ohms ladder line fed 80m inverted V dipole @ 18 mH with MFJ-989B tuner.
Tower 2: (self supporting 12 meters high) homebrew 6 elements dual-monoband yagis, 3 el for 12 meters + 3 el for 17 meters with open-sleeve direct feed @ 13mH, 2 elements coil loaded yagi for 30 meters (derived from a 40m yagi) @ 16mH.
Auxiliary antennas: Butternut HF9V vertical (6-80 meters), with elevated radials (few but useful), fan dipole for 10-80m for MFJ-1206 noise reducer, and VHF-UHF ICOM discone antenna.
LoTW (preferred) and eQSL.cc for "virtual QSLs". NO BUREAU NOR DIRECT MAIL PLEASE !!!
QSL manager: W5UE (please read THIS)
Whenever possible, use his log-search and on-line QSL request system for a printed card (OQRS HERE)
Randy Becnel, W5UE
Rev: ZP5YW - Jan-2014
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