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enlightened Important info for QRZ.com & eQSL.cc users: enlightened

I have different accounts for each variation of my callsign (YO2MSB, YO2MSB/QRP, DL/YO2MSB/P, etc.). So please log your QSO's with me to the EXACT callsign you heard on frequency during our QSO, because otherwise I won't be able to confirm it. I've already received a lot of requests in error during the last period. Thank you!


YP2XMAS: during all the month of December, 2016 I helped Santa Claus to bring funny Christmas QSO's to everyone in the frequencies. More than 800 QSO's were performed with this callsign. We had many other special callsigns for different YO districts, operated by my colleagues from ARR: YP4XMAS, YP5XMAS, YP7XMAS, YP9XMAS & YP0XMAS. Special electronic awards will be issued for callsigns who worked at least 3 of these callsigns. 

LZ SOTA Tour: on 29th of October, 2016 I was QRV from Bulgaria together with Zoli YO2BP, activating two summits on the western part of the country: LZ/WB-061 & LZ/WB-076.

YP300TM: during all October, 2016 I was active with this special callsign to celebrate 300 years from the victory of Count Eugene of Savoya against the Turkish domination of the city of Timisoara. 18th of October, 1716 is considered to be the birth date of the modern city and a lot of celebrating events were organised in Timisoara during the whole month. Special awards are issued for stations worked in at least 3 different bands. Detalis about this special callsign here:  http://www.qrz.com/db/YP300TM

YO SOTA Marathon 2016: the 3rd edition of this traditional SOTA mass activation took place this year in the YO/EC region, during the third week of August. We were activating around the cities of Vatra Dornei and Piatra Neamt during five days. The team was made of Csaba YO6PIB, Petrica YO9RIJ, Razvan YO9IRF, Florin YO9IPF and me. The weather was good, but we had some problems due to inaccessibility for some summits and due to the warnings about a significantly population of bears. A big thanks for the whole team of DORNA DX GROUP for their warm welcome and consistent help during the Marathon!

YP0IP ATLANTYKRON Summer Academy: in the first week of August 2016 I was QRV t,ogether with a group of romanian hams, from the Stone Ring Island (Insula Inelul de Piatra) in the middle of the Danube river, near Capidava/Cernavoda, during the Atlantykron Summer Academy 2016. The special callsign YP0IP was issued especially for this event. More details, pictures and a daily diary here: http://www.qrz.com/db/YP0IP

SOTA Tour in OK, HB0 & DM: due to the travel for Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2016 in the last week of June, I was able to activate two new associations (HB0 & OK) and earn some good points in DM/BW. 68 points in 3 days, a lot of good friends to activate with (Paul HB9DST, Guy NS0TA, Petrica YO9RIJ & Dan YO3GA) and a spectacular activation from HB0/LI-004 Augstenberg, with amazing sightseeings all around the summit.

Paper QSL's completed up to 1st of June, 2016. Will be distributed @ Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2016.

UT & OM SOTA Tour: on 07/05/2016 I was QRV from UT / 2 summits near the romanian border and from OM / 1 summit near the hungarian border. Only 3 points but 2 new countries activated on my list. A 24 hours continuous trip and around 800km made on national roads. Well, in UT it's somehow strange to say "road" to a large collection of holes disposed linear between different places... DO NOT go there without an off-road car!

First QRPp: made on 15/11/2014 with Ljubo 9A9DX - 100mW from an Alinco DX-SR8E in S-Low mode. 4.000km/W - not bad for the beginning.

3A/YO2MSB: Monte Carlo calling! Between 07 and 11 of September 2014 I was QRV in portable from Monte Carlo. Details here:  http://www.qrz.com/db/3A/YO2MSB

FIRST SOTA ACTIVATION EVER IN YU: made by me & YO2BP on 22/08/2014 near Vrsac, very close to the border with YO. Two summits activated: YU/VO-001 Guduricki Vrh & YU/VO-002 Vrsacki Vrh.


"Being a Radio Ham is like a drug, once it's in your blood you never get rid of it." - ZS1RJQ


About me:

  • I am NOT a contest-man, I am NOT running for various awards, I enjoy exchanging QSL cards but NOT enjoy paying for them with "small contributions".
  • I like DX-ing, QRP-made QSO's, SOTA & portable activations, testing various ham radio equipments, constructing and calibrating antennas, and I am looking for more than "59 - 73" QSO's.
  • If you share my vision, let's make beautiful QSO's together, we deserve this.

  • Born in 1970 in the middle of the legendary Transsylvania, in the city of Targu Mures;
  • Since 1989 relocated in Timisoara, where I live today;
  • SWL since 1981 when I built my first antenna;
  • Ham Radio licensed starting from November 2010, after 15 years of wishes to do this;
  • Romania's representative at EURAO starting from 2015;
  • ARR Vice-President (The Romanian Radioclub Association) starting from 2016;
  • SOTA activator & also chaser starting from August 2011;
  • SOTA associations activated until now: OE, YO, HA, S5, HB, I, DL, YU, F, UT, OM, OK, HB0, LZ;
  • Activations: 3A/YO2MSB in 2014; YP10EURAO in 2015; YP80QRP, YP40QRP, YP15QRP in 2016; YP0IP in 2016; YP300TM in 2016; YP2XMAS in 2016;
  • Also working in QRP frequently;
  • Active especially on weekends, we can communicate in Romanian, English, Italian and a little in French.


Base station:

  • Icom IC-751A transceiver
  • SGC MAC-200 antenna controller
  • Yaesu FT-7 transceiver (QRP station)
  • LDG Z-817H QRP autotuner
  • 10m band single element vertical Delta Loop HM antenna (17, 15, 12, 10 & 6 m)
  • 35m lenght horizontal Longwire HM antenna (160, 80, 40 & 20 m)
  • Senfor Skyline SM-2009 CB transceiver + PA
  • Sirio CB27 Special vertical antenna
  • Motorola GM340 VHF transceiver
  • Motorola GM600 UHF transceiver
  • Lafayette SG-7200 dual band VHF/UHF antenna with duplexer

Portable & SOTA station:

  • Kenwood TS-50S transceiver
  • LDG Z-11 Pro autotuner
  • SGC SG-2020 transceiver
  • LDG Z-100 autotuner
  • Icom IC-703 Plus transceiver
  • Sigma Venom 5/8 HyGain vertical antenna
  • 10m band Bambi (single element quad) HM antenna
  • 13,5m Inverted L on a fishpole HM antenna
  • 16,2m LongWire
  • End-Fed multiband 160/40/20/10m
  • MFJ 1979 5m vertical telescopic antenna with MFJ 67 loading coil
  • MFJ 1956 3,65m vertical telescopic antenna
  • horizontal dipole made with 2 x MFJ 1977 telescopic antennas
  • Falcon Outback 1899 multiband antenna

QSL card policy:

  • QSL received via bureau: 100% response via bureau, every year in June;
  • QSL received direct: 100% response direct, next week;
  • 100% response to eQSL's, usually once a month;
  • no LOTW as time as ARRL use that very complicated registration system;
  • weekly update of qrz.com logbook;
  • SWL reports welcomed.


73, Good Luck and Good DX from YO2MSB !


My QTH (KN05os) and surroundings:

My ham radio shack:

Some of my base antennas:

Manpack for portable activations:

The SOTA stations:

My QSL card:

Personal record for a QSO in QRP - 15.700km / VK7AC Norman from Tasmania:

(one of the BEST operators I know)

My SOTA awards:

"Respect the QRP frequencies" campaign award:

First SOTA Activation ever - 14.08.2011 - OE/SB-016 Kreuzkogel 2.686m:

3A/YO2MSB Activations made in September, 2014:

4X/XMAS award 2016:

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Many thanks to all the visitors of this page!

Hope you enjoy it.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - YO2MSB
Latest Contacts for YO2MSB at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
W2RE 2017-01-13 20m SSB FN31ep United States RAYMOND M HIGGINS
YO4FHU 2017-01-08 40m SSB kn44ai Romania DANIEL MORARU
YO7CDB 2017-01-07 80m SSB KN15pa Romania Sorin TILVESCU
YO7MPI 2017-01-07 80m SSB KN15pa Romania Ovidiu Artaris
W2RE 2017-01-07 80m SSB FN31ep United States RAYMOND M HIGGINS
C5YK 2017-01-05 20m SSB IK13pk The Gambia Andre Bourbon
ZL1SLO 2017-01-04 40m SSB RF73ic New Zealand FRANC DUNATOV
8P6NW 2016-12-31 40m SSB GK03ed Barbados Glenroy D Corbin
S0S 2016-12-29 80m SSB Western Sahara Sahrawi Amateur Radio Union - Special Call
NP4A 2016-12-27 40m SSB FK68pd Puerto Rico PEDRO J PIZA JR
HI8RD 2016-12-27 40m SSB FK58am Dominican Republic Rig - Rigoberto Diaz Gonzalez
JH7MQD 2016-12-26 40m SSB QM08eh Japan Akira Kobayashi
JA5AQC 2016-12-22 40m SSB PM63iu Japan MASARU HANAZAKI
YT16YOTA 2016-12-01 80m SSB Serbia Youngsters On The Air
YO0YOTA 2016-12-01 20m SSB kn34bk Romania Youngsters On The Air

Book Totals: 1924 qso's   732 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#2576
Granted: 2015-02-13 01:11:38   (YO2MSB)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#2347
Granted: 2015-02-13 01:11:23   (YO2MSB)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
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