I started my first try to get a license in 1978 but was stopped due to the army and my studies at the university in Wolfenbüttel. The second attempt was done sucessfully many years later and was finalized by achieving the full german license in late 2013. Since then I am working on VHF/UHF and shortwave. My favorite band ist 17m and I like to work portable with my KX3 and a doublet antenna that I always carry with me on my motorbike tours.
My home station consist of a Kenwood TS2000 (shotwave and VHF/UHF direct connections), Yaesu 857D (local repeaters and 6m), Wouxun UV1D. The antennas I use are a Fritzel FB33 shortwave beam for 10/15/20 located on my rooftop at about 11m heigth, a 5-band dipol from Kelemen for the rest of the shortwave bands and a 2m 7 element yagi, a 70cm 11 element yagi and 2m/70cm vertical. The beams are mounted on a mast on top of the roof and are turned with a SPID rotor system. The complete station is controlled with an eeePC running Windows and HamRadioDeluxe.
For portable use I have a KX3, a Norcal Doublet and a 6m fiberglas pole. This stuff is used mostly on motorbike tours around germay.
Yesterday I started working with wspr. I put a raspberyy pi with a folded dipol in my attic. The raspberry is transmitting a wspr signal with 10mW and was so far heard 1300km away in Finnland. Reaching that far with only 10mW of power is really an amazing experience.
See you on the bands
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