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 Don't send anymore paper SSL. Don't waste time and money

Due to health problems I can no longer respond to the many QSLs received direct or via Bureau.

Use LoTW or eQSL AG. Sorry. Thank you.

The new AWARD manager of our National amateur radio society A.R.M. is now 3A2ND Jean-Claude.

I remain ARM Secretary general and IARU Region I IARU liaison officer for A.R.M.





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About my QSL (March 23th 2016).

"QSL is athe final courtesy of a QSO". YESSSSSSS. So I download my Log on LoTW, eQSL AG.

We are in 2016, XXI th century. Use modern modes : QSL via LoTW / eQSL AG e.g.. 


2015 – the Year of Russia in Monaco

2015 - Год России в Монако

The russian KRUZENSTERN in MONACO, September 3 - 5, 2015


http://3a2lf.blogspot.com (for more infos about my hobby) no longer updated.


3A official CALLBOOK, updated June 20, 2016, including members and non members of A.R.M. (National amateur radio society of Monaco), Head Quarter 3A2ARM, CW and Digi clubs, repeaters)  at  http://www.arm.asso.mc/page7.html



QSL for 3A2LF  DEFINITIVELY NOT via F6FNU (SK since many years...)​

Use 3A QSL Bureau and NOT French REF bureau ..


   TR7 Line user   ... from the past..

to the Furure ..   


 Flex 6300 SDR ... a new dimernsion on Radio.. Fantastic on CW !

3A2LF ... in CROATIA - BiH Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro : 16 - 21 may 2015 : Split (16), Trogir (16), Dubrovnik (Hotel, base station 16, 17, 18, 19), Cilipi (17), Cavtat (17), Montenegro (19), Kotor (19), Ston (20), Korcula Island (20), Mostar (20), Mostar-Split (21).


Activity 3A9øIARU

All QSOs valid for the Diploma "IARU 90 years" (see http://www.iaru90.hamlog.ru/ ) by UA6YW.


Statistics by bands & modes


3A9ØIARU (April 1 - June 30, 2015). Special call for the 90th anniversary of IARU, founded in Paris, april 18, 1925. Multi operators station.  3A2LF coordinator and QSL manager.

 LoTW 3A2LF.

                                           3A6ØARM and 3A9ØIARU Logs downloaded.

                                         3A2CWG now updated.



    eQSL(AG)  3A2LF.

                                                   3A6ØARM (AG) and 3A9ØIARU (AG) Logs downloaded.



 ClubLog 3A6ØARM, full log updated.


eQSL card

July 31, 2015. All QSLs 3A2LF / 3A60ARM and 3A90IARU  rceived by mail, e-mail or bureau are answered by the same way.

September 27th, 2014. Back at home from IARU Reg I conference at Varna-Albena (Bulgaria) 20 - 26 september 2014. Thanks for very nice hosting and hospitality from BFRA members and for good organization for this meeting. My pleasure to make " eye ball QSO"with  many bulgarian radioamateurs and others already worked by radio. See you all again on CW.

QSL sent  direct from JAPAN : please don't use Prepaid Enveloppes nor Aérogramme type enveloppes.  Use Normal Air Mail enveloppes for return.TKS.


December 2013, main operator of 3A60ARM : I made 2,501 CW QSO, 40 SSB, 11 Digimode, 75 DXCC, 36 US





(August 2012) If you need my QSL via Bureau send an email and my QSL will be printed and posted through the 3A QSL Bureau wich send twice a year (January and July) QSLs to other QSL bureau worldwide. In this case DON'T send ypur QSL. I dont collect anymore QSL paper (except new one I need and I request direct).



Current QSL direct

QSL Bureau


My station (2008)

Usualy I work Simplex. To avoid confusion , a few hints to make our life easier and our hobby more fun and effortless (i.e. some DX rules according to DX Code of Conduct):

  • Know what "QRX" means! Before asking "?" or" call ?" LISTEN, LISTEN. I send my call after each qso. If your PC cannot read my call, turn Off your PC, learn CW and use ears and hand.
  • I can't heard you when i am transmitting. Wait the end of QSO before calling
  • Avoid dupes (i.e. same hour/QRG/mode ), i repeat your call and mine to confirm at the end of each QSO.So you can correct an error before logging QSO. I update the LOG on line almost every month, check your QSOs.
  • If a specific country or continent is called, don't call if you are not there! For those who have trouble understanding it, DON'T CALL FROM EUROPE IF I CALL JA or NA or USA or ASIA ecc.
  • In fine, you like DX, me too. So let me enjoy DXing.

ABOUT PAPER QSL... some topics

In addition to LoTW and eQSL (AG) PREFERD, I am proud to be 100% QSL. I can send via buureau QSL on request by Mail (not necessary to send your QSL). Send your paper QSL only if really necessary. Don't duplicate paper/LoTW/eQSL AG.

When I receive a card from bureau or even direct I will add any QSO's after the date on the same card sent to YOU via bureau or direct, this saves on cards and costs.

 QSL via Bureau. Be carefull before sending QSL via Bureau : QSL bureau need loooooooong time (3 years at least to ... eternity ! For direct QSL pse SAE + 1NEW IRC 2017 model PREFEREor equivalent (foreign 3$ , Europe 2$ or 2€ euro. red). I don't collect green stamps nor IRCs, HI. Pay only the return of your card, no more ! If not, return via bureau. For PayPal send before an email to me.

Pour les stations francaises, PAS de DOLLARS (il est plus facile d'acheter un timbre que recuperer un dollar) je prefere une enveloppe self adressee correctement avec timbre francaisau tarif lettre en vigueur.

For multiple QSL request, add fee postage. Japanese prepaid enveloppes are not accepted by our national Postal service.

Radioactive 1.8 to 50 MHz. Soon on 4 meters. Mainly CW op (see statistics above). When propagation is low, active on digimodes (PSK / RTTY, ROS, JT65 e.g.)



Bands allowed for radioamateur use in Monaco : 135,7 - 137,8 Khz (1 W e.i.r.p.), 472 - 479 KHz (1 W e.i.r.p.),1.810 - 2.0 Mhz, 3.5 - 3.8, 7.0-7.2, 10.100 - 10.150, 14.0-14.350, 18.068-18.168, 21.0-21.450, 24.890-24.990, 28.0-29.7, 50-52, 70.0-70.5 Mhz, ecc.

Monaco is only 2km2 city, a very small country. The WORST place for DX'ing ! We have a lot of urban QRN specialy in the evening with domestic apparatus (TV Plasma, PLC, motors engine,ecc, ecc), and by commercial communication equipment (Broadcast TX, digipeaters, U.SHF , radiocoms abord ships, ec, ecc.). Having big antennas is now just a dream.... I left my 12 m up tower and 3 el beam for a vertical ant. Sufficient for DX CW.

Panoramic view of Monaco (0 to 260 m a.s.l. Mountains around 800 to 1100 m a.s.l.

DX window widely open East, South



, West ... from 11th floor..

... open East to West ...

... to the North, Hum, Hum... as all others 3A ham radio.

My antenna, 7 bands, nice for CW DXing

My station (december 2009)

Equipment january 2016 : main trx SDR FLEX 6300 and  ELECRAFT K3 / 100 Watts + full options, filters, second receiver + all filters,Antennas : HF Ground Plane 7 bands (see above), Inverted V bazooka 7 MHz (Tnx Michel F6FQM); Diamond V 2000 vertical 3 bans (144, 432 annd 50 MHz ): on 50 MHz CW many long distance DXCC confirmed JA, EA8, CT3, ZS, Eastern Siberia UA0, eccc, FB with a simple Vertical !


Boat anchors : . DRAKE collector and user TR7/R7A line, another TR7 complete line brand new RV7 inluded). Also, as 2d emergency trx  Ten Tec ORION I. All SOLD by now...

On the photo (dec. 2009) with my Yaesu FT2000D (200W, sold). Vertical 7 bands. Using 40 W on CW. Main Keyer : dual paddles Graciella from I2RTF, Piero Begali. QSO are logged with EA6VQ Log.

NO PC OR OTHER MACHINE for CW .. ONLY MY KEY AND EARS HI. So, sorry for mistakes on my CW (QLF, Left Foot transmitting, HI, SmileHI).

Since september 2009 i use a lovely RX/TX PARASET of WWII, a real replica (using vacuum tubes 2 x6SK7 on RX and one 6V6 on TX). Sked on request on 7.029. Power about 4/5 watts on a vertical antenna or Long Wire (as during WWII).

Licenced 1981. CW enthousiast. Member of UFT (Union Francaise des Telegraphistes), U-CW-C, AGCW-DL, 3A-CW-Group, CTC Croatian telegraphy Club, 10 x 10, SKCC, ecc.

Using also digimode when conditions pf popagation areat low level, using Multipsk (reg). Membership :  EPC#2385, 30MDG#2000, DMC#2017, CDG#0196, FH #1790.

CQ Awards check point. 329 DXCC CW confirmed.

Other personal calls (used on contests) : 3A0CW, 3A0F, 3A1LF, 3A3LF, 3A4F, 3A50LF, 3A5F, 3A6F, 3A7F, 3A8F, 3A90F, 3A9F.

Operator of : 3A0CE, 3A100GM, 3A200SM, 3A2ARM, 3A2CWG, 3A2JAM, 3A3WPX, 3A40ARM, 3A50ARM, 3A50R  3A60ARM, 3A7G, 3A7JO, 3A7A, 3A8A, 3A9A, 3A90IARU and 3A5DG.

Also (during vacations) : F5NXQ (1999 till now), previous call F/3A2LF, F0GVS (full HF licence before CEPT) , FD1NXQ (1987, Full HF licence with limited power 100 W), FE1NXQ (Full 1988- 1992, HF licnce, with 500 W) TK/3A2LF, TQ0LER, TV1LER, FM0GVS, FG0GVS, 0S0C, 1P0C.

Guest operator : LA1IARU, T77IARU, HB80IARU, 9A0IARU.

Secretary general of A.R.M. (National Amateur Radio Society of Monaco - Association des Radioamateurs de Monaco). Manager founder of the 3A-CW-Group (April 24th 1991).

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