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DL1SO since 18.12.2016

Icom IC-7600 ~100 Watt / Transverter Kuhne TR-144H / Homemade 2m-SSPA (2x SD2932) max. ~500 Watt

MicroHam MicroKeyer II / Schurr Profi M / Heil Pro-Set-Elite HC6

Wattmeter PowerMaster / Bird43 with PEP / AV-CN600

Yaesu FT-7100 / Wouxon KG-UV8D / Retevis RT8 for FM/DMR on 2m and 70cm

Station in November 2016

Antennas:

10m-40m: 1/2-Lambda-Groundplane GP7DX

2m: Homemade 9-El.-Longyagi by DK7ZB + Preamp Super-Amp SP-2000 by SSB-Electronics

GP Diamond X30 for FM

6m: Homemade 4-El.-Longyagi by DK7ZB

2m and 6m Antennas rotated by Yaesu G-1000DXC

Software for Ham-Radio:

QSO-Logging and Digimodes with Logger32 / MMVari / WSJT-X

    Meteor-Scatter with WSJT 10.0 / MSHV

Contesting with N1MMLogger+

Worked DXCC / Grid-Squares:

HF: 331 DXCC          2m: 53 DXCC / 384 Gridsquares          6m: 63 DXCC / 322 Gridsquares

Worked/Confirmed # on 2m

About me:

Licensed in 1977 with the callsign DD3XO at the age of 15 years I was very active on VHF until the end of the 80's with at least 1 kW from a K2RIW-Amplifier into a 17-El.-F9FT-Yagi working SSB, CW and Highspeed-MS. That gave me lot of nice contacts and heavy TVI in the neighbourhood. smiley

End of the 80's I changed my callsign to DL8HCO and start working only on the Shortwave-Bands and made 331 DXCC until today with mostly only 100 Watt into GP-Antennas, mainly the R-Serie from Cushcraft. I hope to catch the Rest also sometimes, but that's very difficult with my small Station. sad

During these years I had a lot of Transceivers like the Kenwood TS-930, TS-940, TS-850, TS-50, Yaesu FT-757GXII, FT-901DMFT-1000, FT-1000MP, FT-2000, FT-950, Icom IC-706mkII and IC-775DSP.

As I am also still interested in chasing DX on the Shortwave-Bands my TRX in� the moment is again a Yaesu FT-2000, after selling my IC-775DSP (Very good TRX but I didn't get familiar with Icom-Rigs) and the FT-950 that I used for a few months. With the last Software-Update Yaesu made it a very fine Transceiver and it's very nice to have one back in the shack again.

In 2009 I changed my QTH and get infected by the VHF-Virus again. After building my Antennas (thanks to DK7ZB) and an Elecraft XV144-Transverter for my Yaesu FT-2000 I'm now QRV mostly on the VHF-Bands in SSB, CW and FSK441. End of September 2010 I sold my FT-2000 and bought the Yaesu FT-847 and a G�tting-4CX250-Amplifier for 2m. In May 2011 working at the antennas was finished and now I'm using a 9-El.-DK7ZB-Yagi on 2m and a 4-El.-DK7ZB-Yagi on 6m as you can see on the picture.

Update 2012: After a long time of searching I had luck and in March I bought a BEKO HLV-300 Amplifier for VHF and sold the good old 4CX250B-Amplifier. It gave up to 250 Watt on VHF in SSB, CW and WSJT-Modes.

Update 2014: I bought a homemade SSPA with 2x SD2932 .  This PA didn't look professionell like the BEKO, but it works. Now after 4 Months it's rebuild and looks much more professional. Now I can use ~400 Watt in all modes without any problem. Many thanks to DG3LV, Tobi, for his help !!smiley

Update 2015: New station on 2m is FT-2000 with TR-144H-Transverter by DB6NT. First tests showing ~3dB less groundnoise and better S/N-ratio. Sounds good and works good also!!

Build FA-Stationmanager by DH8BQA and now I have Voicekeyer, CW-Keyer and Sequencer in one box.

Installed PEP-Board into my Bird43. If you own a Bird43 it's a must-have.

Update 2016: I'm just configuring a Microham MicroKeyer II, to make it work with my FT-2000. Took me some time to make all things run as expected but now all is ok.

At least I bought a PowerMaster-Wattmeter that will be used on the HF-Bands. A little oversized for my 100Watt-Rig but ........

New antenna for the shortwaves. The GP7DX is a 1/2-Lambda-GP professionell build by SP7GXP. Works like the R-Serie from Cushcraft but it's better build and has more stability. This antenna is not wellknown in West-Europe but worth to have a look at it.

Ballon passing my new GP7DX-Vertical just after errecting it.

The last improvement this year is my ICOM IC-7600 I just get. I've worked with it a few times in some contests and at least I bought a used one for a good price. Let's hope that I will like it more than my last Icoms. Connecting the Micro-Keyer II to the IC-7600 took some time but at least it works. Next problem was the connection between the TR-144H and the IC-7600DG3LV, Tobi, builds a little switchbox to switch the two ZF-Ports from the TR-144H to the Transverter-Port at the IC-7600. A few MS-QSO are made and it works perfect.

And after a long time of waiting I've got my new callsign   DL1SO   at the 18.12.2016 as an early christmas-gift.

Update 2017: With the Schurr Profi M, made by bergsiek-morsetasten.de, a new Morsekeyer is in the shack. Take a look to the homepage and enjoy the fantastic Keyers which are handmade by Stefan Bergsiek.

And now my Highlight since I'm qrv on 2m:

Screenshot of my 1st EME-QSO to USA at 01.06.2016

worked with my old callsign DL8HCO

 

When I'm at the station you can meet me in the ON4KST-Chat to arrange Skeds.

I'm member in DARC OV Lübeck, DOK E03 and Station-Manager for the Clubstation DL0LK .

Also member of the Hanseatic-DX-Club e.V .

Hope to meet you on the bands sometimes.

 

73 Sven DL1SO ex DL8HCO

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