I was always interested in radio communications - started with CB radio in the 90s and always dreamt to become an amateur radio operator.
After moving from Germany to the Netherlands in 2007 I decided to learn for the Novice amateur radio license end of February 2011 and thanks to the excellent online course of www.delta-india-golf.com I passed the exam in April 2011
My TRX gear:
- Yaesu FT-897D
- Yaesu FT-817ND
- MFJ 929 ATU
- MFJ 935B Magnetic Loop Tuner
- Yaesu FT-7900E
- Yeasu VX-8GE (for APRS tracking and 2m/70cm repeaters) (lookup PD0T-7 on aprs.fi)
- Quansheng TG-UV2 (for APRS on Debian Linux and Xastir connected to an Alan RMD1200 "baycom" modem)
- Wouxun KG-UVD1P
My D-Star gear:
- Icom ID-31E
- Dutch*Star Mini-Hotspot with a Raspberry Pi B running Raspbian and ConDV connected to my FT-817nd
My RX gear:
- Yaesu VX-5000
- Elektor SDR and HDSDR
- FunCubeDongle Pro
- RTL2832 & R820 based DVB-T dongle for ADS-B reception (using RTL1090 and PlanePlotter in GS mode).
- RTL2832 & R820 based DVB-T dongle connected to a Ham-It-Up v1.2 upconverter for shortwave listening.
- a DIY 1/4 wave 2m groundplane
- a DIY 4 elements 2m Yagi
- a DIY mono-band dipole for the 10m band with an "Ugly-Balun" (RF Choke)
- copper pipe loops for the MFJ 935B
- Diamond X50N
- Diamond MR-77
- Nagoya NL-R2
- Nagoya NL-77BL
- different length wires for 10m/20m
- monoband dipoles for 10m and 20m
- Wilson 1000 cut whip for 10m
- RFsystems DX10pro Active antenna for SWL
- For portable HF with the 817nd a Wonder Wand Widebander
Thank you for looking me up!
You're always welcome to drop me a line and have a QSO via D-STAR or IRLP.
55 & 73 de Thomas PD0T