Active from 1973 as YU3EIJ and YT3T. My previous personal call signs are YU3TUX (1978-1984), YU3BQ (1984-1992). S57DX from 1992. I am very active in all major DX contests! I like DX chasing, mostly on WARC bands. Collecting QSL's for WPX award. So if you received my card with PSE QSL I probably need you for new prefix or maybe new one on some band. I like paper QSL's! I answered all bureau and direct QSL requests 100% sure.
Brief history: I join my first amateur radio course in 1972 but I give up after two months. I try again next year more seriously and pass the exam in July 10. 1973. My very first teacher was Otto YU3TUQ (now S51CQ, still active!) who teach me and give me all basics. He know how hard CW was for me.... But he was very patient and after all I learn CW.... Otto, I am grateful forever! After exam I start operating radio and that was love at first sight! In my case this is lifetime hobby and style of life. After all this years I am still daily active on the bands.
QSL direct requests: If you send QSL direct I will reply next day. Please enclose SAE (self addressed envelope) and sufficient return postage. One IRC or 2 green stamps (US $) will cover postage to any destination. Requests without SAE and IRC/or green stamps will be answered via bureau. From time to time somebody accuse me that I ask money for QSL! That is absolutely not truth! I just ask sufficient return postage! Please understand I cant afford myself to cover postage expenses for so many requests without nothing refund.
SWL requests are OK! I am ex SWL and I know how QSL is important for SWL's!
Please note: I am NOT on LoTW yet and I am not using eQSL! There is still two other possibilities: bureau or direct! Please dont ask me for eQSL or LoTW!
I like contesting very much! If you hear me please call me. I'll be glad to work you. Also will be very grateful if you put me on cluster. See you in next contest!
By the way, we are real "DX" family! My wife Pavla is S56DX, my younger brother Janez is S51DX and the youngest brother Bojan is S53YT. As you can see we are really "radio active"!
At the end of 2010 I am retired from 18 years service in Slovenian Army Forces as Master Sergeant (E-8). Of course I was working on the field of telecommunications. Serving many years as field instructor and few years as frequency manager. After all now I have enough time for this wonderful hobby. I am an amateur radio operator from 1973 and I still enjoy as a first day!
In 2007 (from 3. January to 17. April 2007) I was active from Sudan with call sign ST2R. This was one of the biggest adventure in my life! This not be possible without big assistance from Dane - now I0/S53T (ST2T at that time). Thanks for your generous help Dane! I made about 18.000 contacts, many of them on low bands and WARC.
I am active as much is possible. From Oct. 1992 (when we change callsigns) I have in my log over 515.000+ QSO's (Apr. 2017). I reach my half million QSO on Dec.13.2016. In 2016 I made 50.500 QSO's! But I still enjoy and want some more.
- ZRS Zveza radioamaterjev Slovenije - Slovenian Amateur Radio Union (from 1973),
- S59EIJ - Radioclub "Ivan Cankar" Vrhnika (from 1973),
- DIG - Membership number 1280 (from 1975),
- S59R VHF Kope Team,
- S51V Top Band Team.
My ex call's: YU3EIJ (1973-1992), YT3T (1982-1992), YU3TUX (1978-1984), YU3BQ (1984-1992), ST2R (2007), IG9/S57DX (2013 and 2014), S573DX (2013)
QSL Manager for (by alphabetical order): 4U0WFP, 4U4F, 4U5F, 4U6F, 4U7F, 4U7FOC, 5B4/S57CQ, 5H1DN, 9A/S57CQ, A52CQ, A65BB, EY8/S57CQ, HA/S53T, HB9/S53T, I0/S53T, IG9/S57DX, IG9Y, IK0/S53T, IK0/S57CQ, IO9Y, IS0/S53T, J28ND, OA4/S57CQ, OE/S53T, OK/S53T, OM/S53T, S520SV, S53T, S53DIJ, S560T, S573DX, S57CQ, S59EIJ, S59T, ST2R, ST2T, ST90IARU, T9/S57CQ, YI/S57CQ, YI9T.
Notice about ST90IARU: I am manager only for ST90IARU and NOT for other Sudanese calls!
I am continuosly working on some major awards.
DXCC Mix - all 337 confirmed, total with deleted 352 - Award nr. 18952
DXCC RTTY - Award nr. 719
5B DXCC - Award nr. 2299
WAZ Mix - Award nr. 4824 (ex call YU3TUX)
WAZ Mix - Award nr. 7725
5B WAZ - all 200 confirmed - Award nr. 1017
WAZ RTTY - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 259
WAZ 160 M - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 458
WAZ 30 M CW - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 136
WAZ 20 M SSB - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 997
WAZ 20 M CW - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 472
WAZ 17 M SSB - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 060
WAZ 17 M CW - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 110
WAZ 12 M SSB - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 053
WAZ 12 M CW - all 40 confirmed - Award nr. 091
WPX Mix - over 5000 confirmed (mixed) - Award nr. 1173
USA CA - Award nr. 2222
From time to time someone on band remind me that I am not wearing safety belt (photo). Photo was taken when I am only 1 m (3 ft) above ground level. I can assure you that I am wearing safety belt when I work on towers!
Tower work - 30m + (abt 100 ft).
More tower work (of course I am wearing safety belt!).
View from tower, beaming east - 32 m (abt 110 ft).
My Sudan adventure (2007)
Back in 2007 I was working for UN WFP in Sudan (Many thanks to Dane S53T (ex S57CQ, at that time ST2T). My licence was ST2R. Due to work obligations I visited Darfour and also Juba area. I meet a lot of nice people, locals. Also meet Magdi ST2M and operate from his home and club station. Thanks Magdi! In Darfour I meet two very nice guys, Jovica - ST2A (T98A, now JY9FC) and Fernando ST2BF (EA4BB, now TZ6BB). We spent a lot of good time together, build some new antennas and on the end also participating CQ WW 160M Contest (with Jovica call sign ST2A). Very enjoyable time. I was active as ST2R and made about 18.000 contacts in little bit more than 3 months of activity. Mostly operate with 100W and wire antennas, field style operation. My first experience how to be a DX.
Some of the photos from Sudan:
Building tower (30 m, abt 100ft) in Darfour.
Building tower (30m, abt 100ft) in Juba-Southern Sudan.
Big towers in Darfour! The left one is 60m and right one is 30m high. Not seen on the photo but there is double loop for 3,5 MHz and dipole for 1,8 MHz (antennas made by Jovica ST2A). Both antennas work very nicely. And of course, no local QRM at all!
DX-ing from Darfour: Fernando ST2BF, Jovica ST2A and me ST2R.
Operating from Khartoum. Club station ST2KSS. Thanks Magdi!
Operating ST2R from Juba - Southern Sudan (now independant DXCC - Z8!).
Operating ST2R from Khartoum. Thanks for hospitality Dane!
All in all it was a very nice experience.
See you on the bands!
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