Very young, fascinated at home by voices and sounds from the old radio, I spent quite some time listening to foreign broadcasts. Later I carried on for many years with increasing excitement monitoring short waves as SWL (FE6625). Often in contact with amateur radio friends and with their help, I’ve got my CEPT-1 radio license.
I've done a few jobs, but for more than 10 years I have worked as reporter-photographer mainly based in Asia for one of the biggest international press photo agency. In the early 90's I have then been back to my educational training and worked as technician installing professional radio systems, maintaining communication sites, training radio operators and managing these HF, VHF, UHF and satellite voice and data networks in different countries on several continents. A new assignment in that field made work on rapid response communication systems and deployment in disaster and emergency situations. I've then been in charge to coordinate and implement telecom strategy and preparedness to ensure safety of staff working in countries in or facing critical situations... Then, after having been more involved in radio communication consulting and support I am now back to (digital) photography.
In my amateur radio activity, I mainly operate CW, but appears time to time in PHONE. I might be QRV from 160m to 70cm in nearly all automatic Data modes. I am often active from mobile or portable locations from different areas in France. I especially enjoy DX’ing with QRP and low power equipment with unfortunately stealth or restricted antenna system...
I like to confirm contacts with a QSL card exchange because I also find it the final courtesy of a QSO. I’m collecting received cards in albums and each time I open them, it is for me a nice trip back in a recent past, remembering these contacts. As I am NOT affiliated to the REF Qsl Buro, please only send your QSL via HB9DNG. Even if the QSO was short, . . . our QSL cards last for ever !
I do not e-QSL. Sorry for the inconvenience this might cause to SOME but up to now I do NOT plan yet to QSL electronically.
Regarding my QSL policy, I QSL 100% to all the cards I receive and reply by the same way. I will always answer a card even if no postage or SAE is enclosed because I am from the old school of Amateur Radio where gentlemen are gentlemen and should not have to BUY a QSL.
My others callsign 9Q5RP in 1994 (now expired), and portable low power operations in 5H, 5T, 5X, 9U, 9X, HB, OZ, TG9, W2, YV5, XE1, XE3,.
It is more fun and technically much more interesting to operate and Dxing with LOW POWER (usually 1 to 5 Watts, some time a bit more, but always < 40 watts ERP) with low profile and restricted antenna systems.
My updated DXCC scores on January 31st, 2012 - - - - - -
Mode / Worked / Confirmed
CW &SSB - - - - - - 298 / 289
CW - - - - - - - - - - - 266 / 231
SSB- - - - - - - - - - - 239 / 191
1977 member of REF Nb.34288, 1978 life member of CDXC Nb.277, 1994 life member of ITU IARC, 1996 member of 4U1UN UNSRC, 1996 member of UFT Nb.832, member of ARP-75, 2008 member of 30MDG Nb.297, member of EPC Nb.3094 (EU area FR70), member of DMC Nb.1032, member of the IRESC, 2010 member of CFT Nb.146 and in 2011 member of the GEM.
Beside this radio hobby, I also like many kinds of music, but I'm fond of Rock'n Roll and love motorbikes . My latest one is another powerful 1200cc which still make me enjoy a "more and MORE" restricted freedom on roads to feel engine vibrations.. .I also do have fun in customizing my bike performance ....
Looking for to contacting you soon and, if it is not already done, writing your callsign in my log, best 73.
I especially enjoy CW at night (my local time)
We are not strangers, just friends who have never met, 73 de Ray (Raymond)
Since January 15th, 2017
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