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Subscriber Lookups: 33706

OE4AAC      from May 2003 until 20??: 17'000+ Q's uploaded to Clublog (www.clublog.org/logsearch/OE4AAC), LOTW

3B9/OE4AAC February 2012/2014: 7380 Q's uploaded to ClubLog (www.clublog.org/logsearch/3B9/OE4AAC)

S79AC         Jan/Febr 2015:      5850 Q's uploaded to ClubLog, Log search: see QRZ.COM S79AC

3B8HD        February 2016:      3490 Q's uploaded to Clublog, Log search: see QRZ.COM 3B8HD

Radio background of OE4AAC:
Calls: HB9ADP (1962-2010). 5A1TY (1966-1969). KR4AN (1991-1996). 3B7RF (02/1998) 3B9/OE4AAC

(02/2012, 02/2014. S79AC (01/02-2015). 3B8HD (02/03-2016). since 1996, also W4ADP.

Reading Thor Heyerdahl's KON-TIKI ( Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to Polynesia on a Balsa Raft in 1947 ) got me interested in Ham Radio at the age of 16 (1958). I asked myself: How was it possible to talk in Morse Code on Shortwave, using RF Power equivalent to a small light bulb, covering an unbeliveable distance from the Pacific to the US and Norway? Kon-Tiki's callsign was LI2B. More info at www.kon-tiki.no

Four years later, at the age of 20 (1962), I received my Swiss call HB9ADP and was active in CW and AM, using a home-brew transmitter (20W 6L6 final) and a National NC-183 Receiver. Invested savings in Radio Equipment and in late 1963 I was proud owner of a brand new Hallicrafters SR-150 Transceiver,the poor man's Collins KWM-2. This lovely, 18-tubes transceiver was my very first commercial Transceiver. It's still in my possesion, in perfect shape and operational.

While working for an Oil Company and on a Military Project in Lybia from 1966 to 1969, I was active as 5A1TY. Lost call, job and equipment (Drake 4B-Line) in Gadafi's September 1st, 1969 revolution.

Active also out of Inverness, FLA, from 1991 to 1996 as KR4AN, upgraded to an extra class vanity call W4ADP. Sold FL property and tower to a nice guy from the W3 area in 2001.

1998: Member of the 3B7RF expedition to San Brandon (Mauritius), I was responsible for equiment and antennas.

2012: Holiday-Style DXpedition to Rodrigues Isl. 3B9/OE4AAC, over 4700 CW Q's, visited Robert (3B9FR).

2014: Holiday-Style DXpedition to Rodrigues Isl. 3B9/OE4AAC, same location, same equipment, same operator as 2012.  3B9/OE4AAC 2012 and 2014 Logs uploaded to ClubLog.

2015:  Holiday-Style  DXpedition to the  Seychelles Inner Islands -S79AC- Jan 16 to 30 Beau Vallon, Mahe, (LI75RJ) Febr 1 to 10 Praslin Isl, (LI75UQ). Please request QSL via OE4AAC. Log uploaded to ClubLog.

2016: Holiday-Style DXpetition to Mauritius -3B8HD- Febr 11 to March 1, 2016 Flic-en-Flac (LG89QR). Log uploaded to Clublog. QSL policy: via OE Bureau, direct mail: SAE + $2.00 Europe, $3.00 Overseas.

            The Wireless Telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary Telegraph is like a very long Cat.  
              You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The Wireless is the same, only without the Cat.
           Albert Einstein

            Thank you for reading this page, 73 Eric(h), CW4EVER

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