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Thanks for looking me up on qrz(dot)com,
You heard of you worked with me  on HF or  UHF/VHF  band.  Here a Short Biography on me,  "PD3KWS".
The QTH is Ede, a village about 50  miles  south east  of Amsterdam.  We  are lucky to live in a rural area,
a real blessing for Hamradio.  My passion for radio started at the age of 12.  In those years I have several
transceiver and was active on  the CB  band in  the  mode  AM/SSB " like a Pirate" (HI). In 1975 the Dutch
government adapted the telegraph law from the year 1904,  so that the use of the CB band was forbidden
and therefore also punishable deadly. And suddenly I was an Pirate. I was also looking for a new challenge
for radio amateurism. And that I found!!!
In 1976 I bought my first  VHF  receiver  with  12 channels  and with an VFO in it.  First a rotary Homemade
3 elements horizontal antenna. Shortly after a Tonna 2X8 elements Crossed Yagi antenna, this was a whole
improvement (HI).   Number  of  years  later  an  HF  receiver  the  Yaesu FRG7700  with  an VHF converter 
FRV7700 and a antenna tunner FRT7700 driving in wired dipole antenna under the roof and vertical dipole.
And I began as Hamradio shortwave listener with identification NL8735.  But as I discovered the HF  bands
a new world opened for me. After 39 years I got my licensed Hamradio with callsign"PD3KWS" In this same
year I  followed a training at the CW Academy (CW Ops) and certifcate of completion in level 1.  I’m new to
CW and try to get more involved in it. And follow now the training CW at RFDX and that I can more improve
The primary equipment I'm currently working on HF is a Kenwood TS-440S driving  in a  homemade Endfed
75 feet (ft) 23 meters long,  16 feet (ft)  5 meters  above the ground  beaming  South West).  The rotatable
antenna at 40 feet (ft) 12 meters above the ground. With a 3 elements yagi for 10 meter. For the UHF band
the all mode transceiver the Yaesu FT-780R and for  the  VHF  band  the Yaesu FT-480R, with an 6 element
horizontal Flexyagi. And vertically an  Diamond X300. The antennas are 32 meters above the average Dutch
sea level "NAP" ("Normal Amsterdam Peil").
In the picture above, my mancave/shack  ware  you  can  see  the  rigs and the dark side of the radioshack.
Where all the truth comes out  and  where all things happend (HI).  In the past 40 years a lot has changed  
in Ham radio  with the arrival with the computers,  not to mention the ham radio software and the internet
with the arrival with SDR  radios  (Software  Defined  Radio) that  are  connected  to the computers and to
transceivers  and to log programs or DX clusters that are linked to the Ham radio  transceivers,  where old
meet new.  But  usually  I'm  working  on the HF in  the 10, 20 and 40 meter band  and also on  the VHF in
the 2 meter  band  and  UHF in the 70 cm  band.  I love to make  (DX)  contacts in almost every mode. But  
the most in CW/SSB/FM on the HF/UHF/VHF. And like to listen into contests....Aswell activity down below.

On this moment I'm more active on  UHF/VHF  than on HF.  And there are more Hamradio Amateurs active
on HF than on the UHF/VHF bands.  Because  the  conditions  within Europe at  UHF/VHF are minimal. And
I’m dependent on the sporadic E and temperature  inversions in the atmosphere  for those bands UHF/VHF.
At the moment  I  will promote more on those bands  UHF/VHF  to work on. Above the current contest data.
And I hope that I work you in those contests.
I will QSL 100% to any direct QSL received, SWL cards are also very welcome. And does this also 100%
QSL. By Bureau, Lotw, Direct or SAE (self-addressed envelope) appreciated, no need for IRCs or (green)
stamps. No eQSL.
I upload my logs directly to ClubLog, you can look below for your QSO. Also below propagation forecast of
average Spotted or Worked current Ham radio stations in the HF and VHF band in UTC time.

Finally, it has become a somewhat longer biography than was intended (HI)

I hope to work you soon on the HF/UHF/VHF band.
73, Hans PD3KWS.











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