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Welcome to the OM2GM page

I became interested in HAM radio, as a 15 year old high-school student, trained at the OK3KVL radio club. Consequently, I earned my first ham license in 1972, and started my ham activity with a novice OL8CBF call-sign.  I upgraded to the next level in 1975, and became OK3CLD. Soon after, my studies took me to Prague, where at the Czech Technical University, I became an active member of OK1KUR, the University club station.

Returning home, after earning my electrical engineering degree, I founded OK3KXK radio club.  I passed on the love of ham radio to several generations (8-14 years old local students). I also worked as a coach, being an active member of the Slovakian HF contest team.

I left the hobby, as I started my family, and was taking on more and more responsibility in my professional and private life. In October 2014, after a long 24 years break, a friend of mine, another amateur radio enthusiast, asked me the question: “What are you going to do when you retire?”

It did not take much thinking, before I passed my amateur extra class exam, and became the proud owner of the OM2GM call-sign. By the end of 2014, I was on the air with my initial radio setup, and shortly after, upgraded to a much more serious HAM radio station.

                    Air view of my QTH

 

         I NEVER USED MORE THAN 100W RF power at this QTH.

I am using an SP7IDX HD, a 6-band HEX beam with an MC-1200 mast, at about 13m height, since May 2016.  

                         HEXbeam + 83m Loop with Ugly balun at 10m on mast

I also installed a horizontal 83m long Loop antenna, fed by a 1:4 Guanella and an "ugly" balun, raised by a

pulley on the mast near by the SPID RAU antenna rotator. The KAT3 antenna tuner tunes it to 1:1.2 SWR

on all bands from 10-80m.

Hexbeam -  detailed view

The picture below was taken from 20m height by a drone. Thanks to my friend Peter (ex OK3CPX).​ 

I re-started my amateur radio hobby in December 2014:                    After May 2015:

OM2GM QTH 2014         Upgrded hamschack with K3

                                        My current radio setup:

Some nostalgia:

Award from 1984 CQ WW contest                 My former IC-730 from the 80`s and me.

Operated with 100W + HB9CV on 10m.

CQ WW 1984 OK3CLD     OLD timers = me and IC-730

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United States Counties Award#4579
Granted: 2016-09-12 17:52:02   (OM2GM)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
DX World Award#2248
Granted: 2015-07-07 18:16:35   (OM2GM)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters CW
  • Mixed CW
  • Mixed Phone
Grid Squared Award#4952
Granted: 2015-03-01 17:00:03   (OM2GM)

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  • 5 Band Mixed
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    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
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  • 15 Meters Phone
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  • Mixed Phone
  • 17 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • Mixed CW
World Continents Award#1824
Granted: 2015-01-30 17:19:46   (OM2GM)

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  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
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