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Amateur radio license class A since 1979 - mostly CW,

Kenwood TS-590 sg, QRP with homebrew TRX, 5 watts,

Attic fan-dipole - 40 / 30 / 20 / 15 / 10 m - beneath roof

FISTS member 17692

Love to get / send Paper-QSL-cards directly per snail-mail ;-)

eQSL is an acceptable substitute ,-)

Please no cards via bureau, I never check them, its wasted :-(

You are invited to visit my webpages:

http://df5in.darc.de  (my Amateur Radio Website)

http://skripta.de     (my personal website)


  I have been involved in Amateur Radio since my early youth (see image - age 6).

  As may be supposed there was a stimulating factor behind this: 

  My father ( DJ9GD - now SK ) was an active Ham for more than 20 years.

  Often I saw him sitting at his Collins S-line and listen attentively to these fascinating

  code signals - which I myself admittedly at that time could not decipher. 

  I also remember some fielddays out there in the nature. 


When I got my first radio I could not understand a single word of all this weird Ham Radio stuff. 

But I was eager to learn american english and as I was 12 years old I could understand most parts 

of the common rag-chewing jargon ;-) 

Finally in 1979 ( 27 years old ) I got my full license (class A - DF5IN ).

The preparation time for the exam I used to build my first Heathkit (HW-101), which still works today,

you can see it on the left side. 

  My rigs

My arial was a Windom 4-Band antenna partially beneath the roof, which proved rather good for me. 

Many QSL-contacts were made with this modest equipment - I also built a complete 20m QRP-transceiver

(see picture 2). 

Nowadays I use a selfmade multiband fan-Dipole for 40 / 30 / 20 / 15 / 10 meters 

If you are interested in the construction details of this only 20 meter long wire antenna: 

http://df5in.darc.de/aerial .


  But sadly in 1989 I had to quit Amateur Radio 

  because of  a very severe stroke which left me

   paralyzed completely on my right body side. 

   No more Morse code ... sitting in a wheel chair

   for some time.

   That event completely stopped my Amateur career -

   and changed my personal life too. 


Without my wife Susanne I would not have been able to recover in the course of the 1990's. 

She helped me a lot and we eventually managed to get me back in my profession as University teacher. 

Together we have two daughters and six grandchildren ...

  I began to make some faint attempts to regain my former

  morse technique -

  but if you happen to meet me on the air you will hear instantly:

  my morse code is like a lame duck ( because of the paralyzed right arm). 


Now as my retirement date is coming nearer I am getting more and more involved in our beautiful and fascinating hobby. 

Hopefully I will have some more happy years with Amateur Radio and Morse code. 

I really love each and every single QSO-contact. 

Would be glad to meet YOU on the air

Direct QSL-cards via Postoffice are favoured and will always be answered immediately

73, Peter




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