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Thanks for this QSO! Hope to contact you again soon on the HF bands!

If you want to skip reading below you can visit my projects directly on these blogs:
http://sv1qzs.mppa.gr (ham radio)
http://antenna.mppa.gr (my past research into specialized antenna structures)

About the RST=59 report (UPDATE 31 Oct. 2016): Please, for all QSO's, give me the real RST report of my signal and not the 'generic' 59, unless that's the case. I am interested in noting down my station's real RST report. A '59' response, when in reality it might be something else, does not help me understand my station's setup or the progagation conditions. Anyway, if all QSOs were about a standard '59' report, then we better omit the RST as a whole and assume a 59 in all contacts! Ok, so you now got my point! :)

All QSOs (UPDATE 20 Sept. 2016) : Please, let me know about your antenna type and transmitted power during a QSO, as I am collecting statistics for station conditions on my logbook.

CW: (UPDATE 15th May 2016 ): By now I've managed to speed up my listening WPM to around 15wpm! My send WPM is still a bit behind :) . Please, QRS, else I won't be able to copy you. This especially applies to operators who send CW over a PC terminal. I rather prefer to make a CW QSO with human OP!
Many thanks to all QSO's that have contacted me through Morse Code (CW mode). I am on a learning process right now (practicing since Jan.2016), so I appreciate all those operators who have the patience to deal with it and slow down their speed to allow catching up. I hope, one day, I can Morse you on a much higher speed !

Hello, my name is Kostas. I am licensed as an amateur radio operator since June 2015. I find it very exciting to speak and contact people from all over the world through ham radio no matter where you're located! I am ok with short contacts, such as those seen in contests, but I favour QSO's in particular that include some brief chat about your location, station type, antenna type, and a few words about your news, let me know what's up in your area!


I got my first VHF/UHF transceiver Aug. 2015 which was a Yaesu 8900 (Quad band). Due to financial problems (and delivery delays!) it took me longer to get a HF TRX, not until mid of Nov.2015 actually, which was a Kenwood TS-590SG. My antennas cover all HF bands from 80m up to 6m (inc. WARC bands) and is a system of 8 fan (parallel) dipoles, with the 80m and 40m sharing the same wire length over a trap inductor. They share a common feed point and are matched with the coaxial cable using a broadband hand-made voltage balun. The HF dipoles are then connected to the station using a high quality 20m long RG-213 cable. For the V/U, I've installed a 'copy' of a X50 Diamond antenna and for my mobile missions I use a hand-made vertical monopole antenna over a 3 radial ground system. For PSU I use a 50A Nevada.


QSL cards/contact:
Update (March 2016): I can confirm  QSO contacts by sending you my electronic QSL card (.jpg file format) directly into your email inbox!
In the meantime, I am planning to organise my ham station properly (subject to time and money resources), so that I can send and deliver paper QSL cards as well. My apologies for this delay, but I am nearly getting there! Until then, don't hesitate to contact me by email and I will do my best to get back to you asap!

I am managing a personal website for my ham activities and projects, which can be found here: http://sv1qzs.mppa.gr . Please, feel free to contact me or comment on anything around my projects, such as suggestions, recommendations or just drop in to say a hello!

Hope to 'speak' with you over a QSO in the near future, 73,

Kostas :-)







(above: early setup of the HF multiband dipoles)

(above: my handmade V/U super portable antenna. Easy to carry and setup in seconds)



External Link:

The TS-590 Family Resources Page ~~~ (UPDATED PAGE - MAY 2016) The one-stop source of information on the Kenwood TS-590 Family.



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