With the age of 14 (1970) I started with shortwave listening.
My first favorites were international broadcasting stations, PTT utility stations and
later amateur radio stations.
Since 1980 I am a licensed radio amateur (former Class C, now Class A) equipped
for working on VHF/UHF up to 440 MHz and since August 2003 also for shortwave
and 50 MHz.
My favorite operating modes: SSB, HELL, PSK, RTTY.
Most time with max. transmitting power of 100 Watt or much more lower for digital
operating modes (e.g. PSK).
But as soon it is appropriate and necessary also with up to 750 W (German legal power
limit) with my AMERITRON AL-80B and glowing 3-500 ZG tube (not so bright glowing
as shown in the picture .
You will find more information at my homepage: http://www.dg8fbv.de
My shack (www.dg8fbv.de/shack.htm):
Shortwave Transceiver_______Yaesu FT1000MP MkV Field____Yaesu FT897D
HF Amplifier________________Ameritron AL-80B XCE, 1.6-30 MHz, 1 KW SSB
Shortwave Receiver__________Icom R71D____Yaesu FRG-7700
Automatic Antenna Tuner____MFJ-998, 1.6 - 30 MHz, 1.500 W SSB
UHF, VHF Transceiver_______ Yaesu FT-726R____Yaesu FT-290R (portable)____Kenwood TS-780
UHF, VHF Amplifier___________Mirage D1010 (70cm, 100W)____Corona HP-150VDX (2m, 100W)
Station Monitor______________Kenwood SM-220____LP-100A Digital Vector RF Wattmeter (Telepost)
GAP Eagle DX Vertical, G5RV (short) and wire antennas (Dipoles, Fritzel FD3), covering 160m - 10m
6m, UHF, VHF
Yagis (2m/70cm), Groundplane (2m/70cm), Folded Dipole (6m)
- DARC, Local Area Radio Club (DOK) F30
- Feld-Hell Club #728
I will answer every received QSL-Card/SWL-Report, via bureau or direct.
Every first time QSO will be confirmed by QSL via bureau or as requested.
Please no e-QSL card, I still prefer the ´old paper QSL-Card style´.
Greetings from Germany, see you on the bands!