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QSL: BELGIUM QSL BURO VIA ON4AEF OR DIRECT

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First licensed at may 1978 as Belgium advanced first class A operator .

The OP4F Code

The Amateur is Considerate. He never knowingly uses the air in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

The Amateur is Loyal. He offers his loyalty, encouragement and support to his fellow radio amateurs, his local club and the Belgium Radio Relay League(BRRL), through which Amateur Radio is represented.

The Amateur is Progressive. He keeps his station abreast of science. It is well built and efficient. His operating practice is above reproach.

The Amateur is Friendly. Slow and patient sending when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others; these are the marks of the amateur spirit.

The Amateur is Balanced. Radio is his hobby. He never allows it to interfere with any of the duties he owes to his home, his job, his school, or his community.

The Amateur is Patriotic. His knowledge and his station are always ready for the service of his country and his community.

THE VINTAGE TOYS FROM MY FATHER SALTER (SK) WHERE IT ALL STARTS WITH :

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor vintage ham radio

 

 

       

 

Quality and Hamspirit is better then quantity.

It is not the class of license the Amateur holds but the class of the Amateur that holds the license.

 WARNING WARNING WARNING !

Unauthorised use of my official radio call / personal name on the dxclusters, on any Amateur Band as well on all internet sites, is prohibited and will be tracked down with an IP tracking system program, that will kick in immidiately.

The official authorities ( in any country worldwide ) will be notified and ask to undertake appropiate action against  the IP owner and / or call abuser.

We use Tracking Control of any IP adress using my call or abusing my call, so don`t give it a try, you are warned!!!!!

If you encounter any intruder on hambands, please notify the Intruder Watch ( notify the DX cluster ) or the official Radio Agency in your country.

I AM A SUPPORTER OF THE DX CODE OF CONDUCT :

  1. I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.

  2. I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.

  3. I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.

  4. I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.

  5. I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.

  6. I will always send my full call sign.

  7. I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.

  8. I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.

  9. I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.

  10. I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.

  11. When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.

  12. I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.

  13. I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.

Good operating tip:

  • Give your full callsign once, then listen 4-5 seconds to see if I have heard you or I'm replying to someone else before you make a second call.
  • I consider stations who call - call - call repeatedly without pausing to listen to be QRMers and they run the risk of being ignored.

Unfortunately I found that ham spirit had decreased tremendously with deliberate jamming and obscene language as a common practice.

It's piteous that the amateur bands look more and more like the Citizenband these day's.

A LITTLE RADIO HISTORY :

The Motala LW broadcast station
began operations in 1927 with a 30 kW TX built by Marconi. The towers are
120 m high with a cage antenna between the towers. The first TX was replaced
1935 with a 150 kW TX the strongest BC station in Europe for some time.
In 1962 Motala went QRT.
The call ‘Stockholm- Motala’ became a household name in every Swedish
home when the station began broadcasting. Today, Motala Radio Amateurs
using that suffix SM in their calls. SM is an abbreviation
of ‘Stockholm-Motala’ which means that the audio was sent via a telephone
line from Stockholm to the transmitter in Motala.

THE SPECIAL BELGIUM FOODS :

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THE HF TOYS :

 

SOME RETRO STUFF IN USE :

 

I do prefer QRP but this equipment goes in use when some guys try to disturb my qso's !

The QRP is more than a state of mind.

QRP demands skill not POWER. 

MY HOMEBREW HF (2*3CX3000)AMPLIFIER :

 

Amplifiers don’t make a foolish person more skilled, it just makes his foolish behaviour more noticable.

Bigger the amp = bigger the ego. 

More power = even more ego. 

Many hams suffer from an identity problem.

Their entire identity is based on how big and how expensive their ham radio equipment and amplifiers are.

THE eSSB EQUIPMENT IN USE :

 

 THE BUILDING HOMEBREW PROJECTS :

 

 

 

 

 

THE OP4F HOMEBREW MAIN TRANSCEIVER IN USE :

 THE QSL I EXCHANGE :

Pin Up QSL, if all others fail...

 

 MY RECEIVED QSL'S FROM THE PAST IN THE PICTURE TODAY :

   

   

CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE USE OF MORSE DECODERS :

Real is CW is forever.

I don't use any software to read CW.

CW is the art made for your ears and fingers but not for your PC.

Defend the history of radio don't let computers profane the CW art. 

You must have times,thought into the past,where some things go out,while others last.

What comes to my friend is the old morse code,that has weathered the storms from anybody.

To talk with ones fingers,is surely an art of any info you care to import,in most conditions.

The signals get through,while the sale about phone is simply not true.

Those dits and dahs cut trough the trash,of near by noise or lightning's crash.

To the sensitive ears of the hams receiver,who records this data with ardent fever.

He knows he's doing something unique,in sutch poor conditions that quit a feat,

to roger the message,that came off the air.

These brass pounders sure do have that flair,they say Morse operators are dying breed,but don't despair.

There alway's that need,thats when conditions get rough for the new automation.

Be rest assured,there'll be need for your station.

CW is dying ?

Believe it never,this mode will be 'round forever and ever.

But one thing is sure,what we really need is to relay our knowledge to the younger breed.

To carry the torch,long after we're gone.

To send Morse code,trough the air like a song when at last Silent keys pull that lever.

We can rest in peace,its CW forever.

73's Jean/OP4F

 

 

 

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