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The wireless part of my story started in 1974 when I was 12 years old. The first set of 2 CB handhelds was my xmas gift. That was the real moment everything changed. I tried to answer, but never any response. My parents remembered that an Italian guy living not so far away, selling ice-cream also play with radios. So I met him first time not for ice-cream. He was ham radio operator with German and Italian call sign. He explained everything to me and when I was 15 or 16 I was ready to go for the ham test. Again my best regards and many thanks to Giovanni, DJ0ZQ / I3SHG.

A few month later I did the ham test and got DG8JZ as my first call sign with the age of 17 years. Times go on..... after school and beside the main job we started business and found our own and very special relation to the amateur radio world. With the things to do for the job I had to travel around the world, went to Japan, to Taiwan, to Honkong and of course to the USA. Whow, it was great to hear the first time the Dayton Hamvention talk-in! In meantime I visited the Hamvention around 15 times and also the following countries:

JA, VR2, BV, BY, UN/UD, EU, EP, OK, SP, HA, I, HB9, HB0, OE, 9A, 4O, T9/E7, PA, G, K/N/W, VE, ZS, A61, A41, A71, HZ, SU, EA, CT1, F, LX, ON, 3A,CN2,E4,4X4

Yaesu was my first love in ham radio - and still it is!

Now I play with the new YAESU toys from VX2R up to FT DX 5000 and mobile with the FT 857 /ATAS120 combo and FTM350. Also I use to collect old YAESU equipment and from time to time I work a contest i.e. with the good old FT101, FT 902 or FT301 line.

My main radio for the daily use is since a couple of month a new Kenwood TS 990.

Click here to see me in the shack and also some short movie on youtube


Beside all this ham activities, just between some DX spots we found the chance to get our children. Since late 2002 were are living in Munich, the great city in Bavaria. Since that time I am running DK3HV as my call sign. Mid of 2009 we returned to the region close to the Dutch border. Now we are close to the hometown. Stepp IR Dreambeam is ready installed an I am ready to go on the air.

Please feel free to vist my other webpages: http://www.50mhz.de for all the friends of 6m Magic-Band-DX and http://www.yaesu-museum.com for all the friends interested in the world of YAESU Musen radios:

Also love to do some mobile activities:




Some pictures of the old shack setups... how it started...



2m 144 MHz

(just the active equipment, no items of my collection mentioned)

G 2800 RC YAESU heavy load rotatore

FT 736 6,2,70,23 Multimode Trx (have different versions in use)

FT 847 for monitoring 2m and 6m SSB range, connected to Diamond V 2000

FT 897 YAESU Multimode

YAESU FT-225RD @ his job > 25 years (have different versions in use)

Amplitec HA8UG UG:2

Daiwa NS 663A SWR / Power Meter

Kenwood TMD 710

ICOM IC 2820 for D-Star

EP 920 Power Supply

70cm 430 MHz

Diamond X 5000 Groundplane Ant

FT 857 YAESU Multimode

FT 736 6,2,70,23 Multimode Trx (have different versions in use)


ICOM IC 2820 for D-STAR

Hytera UHF mobile for DMR

Daiwa CNW 727 SWR / Tuner

High Power Power Supply EA


Kenwood TM-D710E 2/70 Dualband APRS / Echolink ready Trx.... lot to play with that radio; see special page


23cm 1260 MHz

YAESU FT 2312 / FT 912 10W FM Trx

FT 736 6,2,70,23 Multimode Trx (have different versions in use)

YAESU FT 911 Handheld

Diamond X 5000


HF/6m 50 MHz

(just the active equipment, no items of my collection mentioned)

Kenwood TS 990

FT DX 5000 with SMU 5000 Unit for nice modulation with MD 100

Flexradio 6300

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - DK3HV
Latest Contacts for DK3HV at QRZ.com
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WB2REM 2015-12-06 17m USB EL97ui United States JAMES I MILLNER
AP2IA 2015-12-06 17m USB MM71ek Pakistan IJAZ AKRAM
A41OO/45 2015-11-13 15m USB LL93if Oman KHALID Al-Jardani
E41WT 2015-11-08 20m USB KM71fm Palestine Walaa Abdul Temraz
CT9/DJ2RL 2015-11-01 10m USB Madeira Island
N1UR 2015-10-31 10m USB FN34re United States EDWARD D SAWYER
WP4PGY 2015-10-31 10m USB FK78dh Puerto Rico Jose CANO
HG2ITU 2015-10-31 20m USB JN97it Hungary Attila Holop
OJ0C 2015-10-30 20m USB Finland
T88ZO 2015-10-25 20m SSB PJ77fi Palau Kazu Naguro JA1IST
EC7WR 2015-10-25 15m SSB IN80dj Spain RAUL Casaucao
S79SP 2015-10-17 10m USB LI75ri Seychelles Polish Dxpedition to Seychelles 2015
S79SP 2015-10-17 12m USB LI75ri Seychelles Polish Dxpedition to Seychelles 2015
A71JOTA 2015-10-17 15m USB Qatar Rashid
E30FB 2015-10-17 15m USB Eritrea E30FB DXpedition, Foundation For Global Children

Book Totals: 2308 qso's   427 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#14588
Granted: 2016-12-04 10:58:05   (DK3HV)

World Continents Award#15993
Granted: 2016-12-04 10:58:02   (DK3HV)

  • 5 Band Mixed
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    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#4798
Granted: 2016-12-04 10:56:02   (DK3HV)

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