CELEBRATING 40 YEARS AS A HAM OPERATOR - 1975 / 2015
About MIKE, Miguel Gonzalez A. (ZP5YW)
Hello and thanks for reading this. I was born in 1956 and was licensed in October 1975. Dedicated to DX since first qsos. Spent an almost equal amount of time on-air and off-air during these years because of studies and work duties.
Awards: #1 HR DXCC (351/340 entities Phone & Mixed, only ZP in HR), 9 bands DXCC (5BDXCC #3210 + 12 + 17 + 30 meters endorsements + 6m DXCC #397), CW DXCC, Digital DXCC, Millennium DXCC, DXCC Challenge (1600+ level), WAS, Triple-Play 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, member of the Board, qsl and awards manager).
Current activity: mostly JT65HF, JT9-1, PSK-63, RTTY, SSB and some CW on all bands from 6 to 80 meters. S&P on major contests "just for fun", but contest logs are allways sent to confirm mutipliers and contacts to others. If you've worked me on JT65 and/or JT9 please don't call for a duplicate qso on the same band/mode. These modes are very efficient with weak signals but they are quite slow so a dupe qso is just a Waste of time. Give a chance to others.
Station setup: HF: Kenwood TS-590, Drake L4-B amplifier (fully updated) with MFJ-989B tuner and Ameritron ALS-600S amplifier (no-tune for quick band changes) with LDG AT-1000 ProII autotuner (unbelievable). MFJ-1026 noise reducer/signal enhancer.
6 Meters: Yaesu FT-736R (50/144/430 mhz), Mirage A-1015G amplifier, Yaesu FT-680R (backup rig).
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. Inverted V dipole for 75/80 meters.
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 as monitoring aid), fan dipole for the MFJ-1206 noise reduction/diversity reception, and ICOM AH-7000 VHF-UHF discone antenna.
On line log search: DX.QSL.NET
LoTW is preferred and QSL Mgr W5UE as alternative for those requiring printed cards. NO BUREAU NOR DIRECT MAIL PLEASE !!!
Randy Becnel, W5UE
SUPPORT THE DX CODE OF CONDUCT. I DO !!!
Rev: ZP5YW - Jan 2015
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