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OO4O is the vanity callsign of ON4APU, used mostly for WPX contests and travel to IOTA's. I am active with my low power setup: a Kenwood TS590 or TS480 with a Hygain TH11DX for 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, a 6 element LFA Yagi for 6m, dipoles for 30, 40, 60 and 80m and a quarter wave vertical  for 30m and 40m, an inverted L for 160m. 4m by using a transverter 28-70Mc into a 4 element.

Travel with a Kenwood TS480/TS590, spiderbeam 6-10-15-20m and verticals and dipoles 40-80m.

===QSL INFO=== If we've worked on-the-air. Thank you for the QSO and please send me your card via the Belgian QSL bureau! Because I collect PAPER QSL cards, and over the years I’ve accumulated thousands of cards. Honestly, I do not understand hams who do not send out paper QSL anymore (have you seen the LOTW only, or eQSL only messages?). They spent a large amount of money to their station setup, but a paper QSL card @ a few cents per card for each received QSL and a membership in the country amateur association is too much? When non-ham (and ham) visitors ask about my hobby, I can show them my LoTW printout that generates no real Q&A, but when I haul out my paper QSL collection, especially my binder with all the DXCC entities in their four pocket plastic protectors, we can spent hours on it! Computer logging software replaced paper logs, but I will regret the day to come when “electronically” confirmed QSOs will push out that glossy “collectable” paper QSL card!

If you send a direct card please send no money, only sase. I always answer almost immediately (if cards are printed yet). I do not need your money for the postage; it's my pleasure:

OO4O has been present/activated in the past from PA, OE, DL, F, LX, OZ, LA, G, GD, I, IA5 (Elba), TK, EA, EA6, S5, OK, 9A, HA, HB0, HB9, UA (clubstation), VK, 9V, HS, 3V8SS (clubstation), SV5

On several occasions, I am active from IOTA locations during summer holiday trips. Next to the United Kingdom , where I have a son Ben living, we have been visiting the excellent fishwaters of Denmark since 2006, and combining two major hobbies. Here are some pictures from recent activities:

2017 - Isle of Man MD/OO4O

Activity from Isle of Man EU-116 (cottage in East Baldwin) in the IOTA contest 2017 as MD/OO4O. (IOTA DXpedition Single Op low power mixed 24hrs all band). 1100+ qso's with a spider beam and verticals, despite very low SFI 70. Eyeball qso with Bob MD0CCE at his impressive station


2016 - Rhodes ISLAND SV5/OO4O

Activity from Rhodes EU-001 in the IOTA contest 2016 as SV5/OO4O from the Rhodes clubstation: very special thanks to Denis SV5FRD for his time and effort before and during contest and also Mike SV5BYR for assistance to access the clubstation! (2nd picture, from left to right: Mike SV5BYR, OO4O seated, Denis SV5FRD)



OZ/OO4O activity from FYN Island EU-172 Denmark on 40m with vertical. OM Jorgen OV6A and xyl Lis visited our holidayhome


2015 - Mallorca ISLAND EA6/OO4O

Activity from Mallorca EU-004 in the IOTA contest 2015 as EA6/OO4O (IOTA DXpedition Single Op low power mixed 24hrs all band). 2000+ qso's with a spider beam

 OO4O and XYL before the IOTA contest 


OZ/OO4O activity from LANGELAND Island EU-172 Denmark. Trying out the Spiderbeam for the first time on travel and visiting again OM Jorgen OV6A in Lindelse (40m beverage picture)



Activity from Corsica EU-014 in the IOTA contest 2014 as TK/OO4O (IOTA DXpedition Single Op low power mixed 24hrs all band): great FUN working the pileup. 1265 qso


OZ/OO4O activity from LANGELAND Island EU-172 Denmark. QSO's, cod fishing and visiting again OM Jorgen OV6A in Lindelse




OZ/OO4O activity (40m only) from LANGELAND Island EU-172 Denmark during 18 -24 May 2013, but no "radio"pictures taken... just fishes and my xyl ! Nice eyeball qso and visit home of OM Jorgen OV6A in Lindelse!


Activity from Elba Island EU-028 in the IOTA contest 2013 as IA5/OO4O (IOTA DXpedition Single Op low power mixed 24hrs all band): It was hard work in 32°C working the pileup as I was the only one on EU-028 (hihi). Great FUN


My 5 verticals shown on the 2nd from left picture: from left to right 40 - 20 - 10 -15 and 80m. I had a clear view from the winery estate on the Thyrenian Sea and mainland Italy. Made some 1100 qso's on this trip.

2012 - CROATIA 9A/OO4O

  verticals 40, 20 & 15m 

9A/OO4O activity from KRK Island EU-136 during 27-30 July 2012 and IOTA contest 2012 : #1 World IOTA Fix single Op low power mixed 24hrs all band
Photos show my setup with the 40m, 20m and 15m verticals strapped on the wooden fence. Simple low profile setup with fishing rods



OZ/OO4O activity from LANGELAND Island EU-172 during 01 - 06 May 2012. Fishing rods caught qso's but also Cod and Garfish



OZ/OO4O activity from FYN Island EU-172 Denmark during 01 - 06 May 2011.

2010 - UK - M/OO4O

Visiting son Ben near London and activating M/OO4O on 40m with a vertical in the small garden with 3th hamonic!


IMPORTANT ! No hobby, no radioactivity without my XYL Francine ! She takes care of all planning, logistics, reservations, etc... and makes it possible to travel to IOTA's !

73 de NOEL OO4O & ON4APU

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