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LOTW is good for DXCC only, eQSL has '0' (zero) value for me, paper QSL is 'the real stuff'

My QSL card (bureau, DCT) may be requested via OQRS



2018 Sri Lanka > AS-003. Within 01-05 Mar 2018 I was active as 4S7IGG from Weligama, as well as 4S7AB/LZ1PJ from my friend Kamal's shack in Ellakkala.

2017 WFF > LZFF-0010 Bayuvi Dupki Djindjiritsa biosphere reserve - 04-05.Oct-2017 as LZ1PJ/P.

2017 Seychelles > I was active as S79J from AF-024, Mahe island, Seychelles, 4-9 May 2017.

2011 WFF > LZFF-0028 Strandja National Park, LZFF-0056 Ropotamo Nature Reserve (also valid for LZ Rivers Award, LZR-045 - Ropotamo river), LZFF-0066 Tisovitsa Nature Reserve, 10-17 Aug 2011, together with Laci HA0HW and Tomi HA4DX (LZ1PJ/P, LZ/HA0HW, LZ/HA4DX).  

2010 WFF > LZFF-0002, National park Pirin, 20-28 Nov 2010, LZ1PJ/1 (LZ1PJ during LZDX and CQWW contests)

2007 Corsica isl.> Cap Corse, EU-014, TK/LZ1PJ

2006 Thassos isl., Greece > EU-174, J48PJ & SV8/LZ1PJ

2005 Liechtenstein > Malbun, HB0/LZ1PJ

2005 Hungary > HA0/LZ1PJ (@HA0HW), HA4/LZ1PJ (@HA4DX)

1987 Germany > Hannover, DL/LZ1PJ


I was born on april 29-th, 1964 in Pernik, Bulgaria. This is an industrial town situated about 30 km SW from Sofia. My first meeting with ham radio was when I was a little child in 1970. This happened in the local radio club in the small town Bobov dol, where I lived temporary. The club station was LZ1KVF. My first steps were to learn morse code, and to start participating in indoor High Speed Telegraphy competitions. Very soon the first successes came: In 1976 I took 1-st place in the National Championship. Next years competing became my destiny, hi. Together with this I was very keen in CW HF operation. During the years I was member of several local radio clubs: LZ1KDW,LZ1KTU - Pernik, LZ1KPG,LZ1KSF,LZ1KAB,LZ1KDP,LZ1KAG,LZ1BFR - Sofia, LZ1KBR - Breznik and others. My personal callsign LZ1PJ was issued in 1988. Preferred mode of operation is CW, but I also operate SSB sometimes.

As I mentioned, my 'love' is High Speed Telegraphy. After some 15 years as a competitor, I was involved as a coach of the national team as well.

I have took part in the following major HST Championships:

1980's - Bucharest, Romania - several editions of HST Danube Cup - both as competitor or referee;

1989 - Hannover, Germany - IARU Reg.I HSTC - competitor;

1991 - Neerpelt, Belgium - IARU Reg.I HSTC - competitor;

1995 - Siofok, Hungary - 1st IARU World HSTC - transmitting referee;

1997 - Sofia, Bulgaria - 2nd IARU World HSTC - transmitting referee;

1999 - Pordenone, Italy - 3rd World HSTC - transmitting referee;

2001 - Constanta, Romania - 4th World HSTC - transmitting referee;

2003 - Minsk, Belarus - 5th World HSTC - Chief referee:

2004 - Nis, Serbia & Montenegro - 4th IARU Reg.1 HSTC - transmitting referee.

2005 - Ohrid, Macedonia - 6th World HSTC - transmitting referee;

2006 - Primorsko, Bulgaria - 5th IARU Reg.1 HSTC - transmitting referee, organizer;

2007 - Belgrad, Serbia - 7th World HSTC - transmitting referee;

2008 - Pordenone, Italy - 6th IARU Reg.1 HSTC - transmitting referee;

2009 - Obzor, Bulgaria - 8th World HSTC - transmitting referee, organizer;

2010 - Suceava, Romania - 1st Europe's Cup - transmitting referee;

2010 - Skierniewice/Rawa Mazowiecka, Poland - 7th IARU Reg.1 HSTC - transmitting referee;

2011 - Bielefeld, Germany - 9th World HSTC - transmitting referee;

2012 - Skierniewice, Poland - 2nd Europe's Cup HSTC- competitor;

2012 - Beatenberg, Switzerland - 10th World HSTC - transmitting referee;

2013 - Sokobanja, Serbia - Cup of Nations HSTC - competitor;

2013 - Lovech, Bulgaria - 1st Balkan HSTC - transmitting referee;

2013 - Borovets, Bulgaria - 11th World HSTC - transmitting referee, organizer;

2014 - Skierniewice, Poland - 3rd Europe's Cup 'Alfred Zwenar SP7HOR' HSTC- competitor;

2014 - Piatra Neamt - Romania - 2nd Balkan HSTC - transmitting referee;

2014 - Bar, Montenegro - 8th IARU Reg.1 HSTC - transmitting referee;

2015 - Svilajnac, Serbia - 3rd Balkan HSTC - transmitting referee

2015 - Ohrid, Macedonia - 12th World HSTC - chief referee

2016 - Orhei (Orgeev), Moldova - 4th Balkan HSTC / 4th Europe's Cup - chief referee

2016 - Igalo, Montenegro - 13-th World HSTC - chief referee

2017 - Star Dojran, Macedonia - 5-th Balkan HSTC / 5th Europe's Cup - transmitting referee

2017 - Esztergom, Hungary - 14-th World HSTC - chief referee

Other of my ham favourites are Island Chasing and Manual Morse key collecting. My family: my wife Valya, LZ5AV, and three children: son Miroslav (1987) daughters Violeta (1991) and Kalina (1998). Present occupation: Air Traffic Services Authority, Sofia Airport - Flight Data Processing Dept.

QSL manager of: LZ100JVA, LZ800AB, LZ5HST, LZ8WHST, LZ40ATSA.

I am no more manager for LZ02WFF (LZFF-011, activation by LZ3FM, August 2009 only). Now all activations are managed by Boyan LZ1BJ.

I am no more manager for LZ75A, LZ02JP, LZ02KM, LZ03KM, LZ04KM, LZ05KM, LZ06KM, LZ07KM, LZ08KM, LZ2009KM, now they are managed by Boyan LZ1BJ.

Membership: Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs - BFRA (HQ Staff member), Bulgarian CW club - LZCWC, QSL Manager's Society, IARU Region 1 High Speed Telegraphy Working Group (Chairman), SKCC#2069C, LZ9W Contest Club

73 de "Johny" Ivan Ivanov, LZ1PJ

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