I'm 62 and a HAM since 1974. My home is Mechelen, a place in the middle between Antwerp and Brussels in this "surrealistic country" (dixit PM Charles Michel, I totally agree) called Belgium.
I operate CW most of the time.
- Kenwood TS-590SG;
- Elecraft KX3;
(roofing filters, battery charger, ATU etc. included)
- low height dipole.
(axis almost true North-South, low end North, far from ideal)
That's all there is.
73, good DX
(ex 9H3AK, CT9/ON6KE, TF/ON6KE, TK/ON6KE)
Done with max. 100 Watt and a low strung 20m dipole. To date : 171 worked, 170 confirmed, 165 verified.
36 years this one took me. Done with max. 100 Watt and small wire antennas.
My true pride. #652 since November 14th 1945, it's a small club alright.
#9 worldwide. #9 since January 1st 2000, it's a very small club alright.