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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!


SOTA activity this summer: 02nd-04th of June / Transalpina YO/MC tour; 30th of June - 02nd of July / Surdulica YU tour; 10th - 13th of July / SP & DL tour; 14th - 19th of August / YO SOTA Marathon 2017.

PAPER QSL's completed up to 1st of January, 2017. Will be distributed @ Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2017 in July.

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, YP8XMASYP9XMAS & YP0XMAS. A total of 2800 QSO's were performed by the team. Special electronic awards were issued for callsigns who worked at least 3 of these callsigns. More details here: https://www.qrz.com/db/YP2XMAS

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

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, G;
  • 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
  • various other transceivers helded temporary on my shack for testing/learning/benchmarks
  • 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, mobile & SOTA station:

  • Yaesu FT-100 transceiver
  • LDG Z-11 Pro autotuner
  • SGC SG-2020 transceiver
  • LDG Z-100 autotuner
  • Icom IC-703 Plus transceiver
  • 40/20m linked dipole HM antenna
  • Sigma Venom 5/8 HyGain 10m vertical antenna
  • 10m band Bambi (single element quad) HM antenna
  • 13,5m Inverted L - multiband HM antenna
  • 16,2m multiband LongWire HM antenna
  • End-Fed multiband 160/40/20/10m HM antenna
  • 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
  • monoband mobile antennas for 80/40/20m

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
EK6SI 2017-04-16 40m SSB LM39am Armenia ARSEN BAGYAN
S79Z 2017-04-16 40m SSB LI75sg Seychelles VLADIMIR HAMPL
HZ1SK 2017-04-16 10m SSB KL91on Saudi Arabia Samir Khayat
PE5ROS 2017-04-07 160m SSB JO33bh Netherlands G. Gert Huizinga
ZS6AF 2017-03-12 10m SSB KG54mk South Africa Johan Visagie
IU4HTM 2017-03-11 80m SSB Italy Mircea Teodorescu
IV3/YO8CNA 2017-03-11 80m SSB JN65vq Italy Constantin ANDRUCHOVICI
I8YGZ 2017-03-11 80m SSB Italy PINO ZAMBOLI
YO5QAQ 2017-03-11 80m SSB Romania Lorincz K. Tiberiu "Tibi"
YO2LGX 2017-03-11 80m SSB KN05wh Romania Delfavero Cristian GASPAR D E L
YO5DDD 2017-03-11 80m SSB KN16uh Romania Popa Vasile
YO2MOP 2017-03-11 80m SSB KN15em Romania Neagu Daniel
YO5PQJ 2017-03-11 80m SSB KN16vn Romania Alexandru Maior
YO3HBN 2017-03-11 80m SSB Romania Tudor PACURARU
YO6UZ 2017-03-11 80m SSB KN25uo Romania Nelu Ionel CALMUC

Book Totals: 1955 qso's   739 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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