Fixed QTH info:
CQ zone: 14, ITU zone: 27.
See address and geo coordinates above. We are located : on QDR 244°/7.4km from Versailles castle.
Also located in the immediate neighbourood of the "La Couldre-Montigny" Castle, as we are on QDR 035°/360m from it (i.e. permanent DFCF 78-004).
* TRX: KENWOOD TS-590SG; or TS-830S;
* Antenna tuners: LEADER LAC-895, or KENWOOD AT-230;
* Antenna: FRITZEL GPA-404 40/20/15/10m trapped vertical at ground level (in the backyard, sorry about those condo rules!);
* Key: WinKeyer USB kit + BENCHER HEX paddle, or VIBROPLEX straight key;
* Other VHF/UHF equipment: KENWOOD TM-D710EG to a colinear antenna.
Other regular /P operating places in France:
F6BNM/P-29 : near Lervily point, 29779-ESQUIBIEN, AUDIERNE bay, South Finistere, French Britanny, loc: IN78RA; IILW/DPLF award ref. FR0112,
* TRX: ICOM IC-7200+AT-180;
* Antenna: 14MHz End-fed;
* VHF/UHF equipment: KENWOOD TM-D710E to a colinear antenna.
F6BNM/P-12 : Prix, 12700-LOUPIAC, South-West France, 100km North of Toulouse, loc: JN14AM.
* TRX: ICOM IC-7410 or IC-7200;
* Key: SCHURR Einhebel;
* Antenna: CUSHCRAFT R-8 multiband half-wave vertical at 2.5m from ground and water surface;
* VHF/UHF equipment: ICOM IC-2730E to a colinear antenna.
Other present permanent foreign call-sign:
Op: Stefano MAZZONI. QTH Castello Belvedere, I-25015 DESENZANO-del-GARDA (prov. BS), Italy, loc: JN55GL.
* VHF/UHF equipment: ICOM ID-5100 to a colinear antenna.
Brief bio - opinions and tastes :
Born in 1955 in Dunkerque (Malo-les-Bains) (France). Yes, where the famous battle and Allied DYNAMO operation took place in May 1940. On the 5th of June (anniversary of eve of Allied Forces disembarkment in Normandy).
SWL since age 13, starting by home brewing with a "PHILIPS-Electronic-Engineer-Box", then wiring LW/MW broadcasting and 2MHz MF marine band receivers, mounting HEATHKIT GR-64 rx and learning CW by listening to MF/HF coastal stations. HF Maritime radio was a stunning and whole world of men and techniques by itself, that world unfortunately and abnormaly has disappeared in France, and in numerous Western European countries.
For the ham license, I had to wait for minimum age required in France: 16 (directly with CW).
Still in love and fascinated with radiocommunications, especially CW and... digital modes (a wide new world to explore).
Convinced that there is still a possible endless life for amateur radiocommunications depending on the wilingness of the amateur community and their (so numerous) Associations, to mind openess and adaptation to new usages, however still respecting our tradition and history which helped the radiocommunication technologies to emmerge in the 20th century, particularly in the professional field (e.g. : SW possibilities, then SSB, then SITOR, then PACTOR, then PACKET, then APRS, then DSTAR, then ?).
---->>> In the present world of so-called "communication", Emergency and Interoperability are the latest key features able to save the amateur radiocommunication service from the actual risk of (underground programmed) death by making it (permanently) recognized by media and politicians.
My moto : "Eppure si muove", Gallileo Gallilei.
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