STATION EQUIPMENT
5150
  HF, 6 M RECEIVER : IC 7600 + ALINCO DX-R8
  LF, MF RECEIVER : NRD 535
  LF, MF MODEM : USB III, PTC-II PRO
  HF MODEM : MICROKEYER II, USB III
  144MHZ RECEIVER : ALINCO DX-R8 [2nd]
  6 M : W4OP OA-50 @ 43'
  10, 12, 15, 17, 20 M : D-303 @ 45'
  20, 30, 40, 60, 80 160 M : FAN DIPOLE @ 25' / 12'
  136, 500 KHZ : ANC-4 + PA0RDT MINI WHIP @ 30'
  144MHZ : OCD CONVERTER + HOR. OMNI
1962 MADE IN HOLLAND AND BORN ON JUDGEMENT DAY, HERE COMES "TROUBLE"

1973 AT THE AGE OF 13 I SWAPPED A DIRTBIKE FOR A 5 AM HT, CLIMBED ON THE ROOF
OF OUR HOUSEBOAT AND MADE A FIRST CONTACT WITH SOMEONE LOCATED IN NEW YORK USING 5 WATTS.
HAVE BEEN ON AIR FROM 1973 UNTIL 1981, USING 10 WATTS ON 27 MHZ AND 1 WATT ON 6.6 MHZ
USING A TS530 AND A 4 ELEMENT YAGI, AFTER 1981 PROPAGATION GOT WORSE AND WENT SWL ONLY

1975 RECEIVED RTTY FOR THE 1ST TIME, USING A TONO 350 AND A KENWOOD TS-530S FOR RX, FIRST RTTY SEEN WAS 5W1EJ.

1985 RECEIVED SSTV FOR THE 1ST TIME, USING AN "SR-256" AND THE ROBOT 400
RECEIVING 8,16 AND 32 SEC. B/W LINE SEQUENTIAL AND 2 ROBOT COMPOSITE MODES.
THE FIRST STATION I RECEIVED IN 8 SECOND B/W WITH THE SR-256, WAS BERT, W5ZR.

1989 STARTED COLOR SSTV WITH THE WRAASE "SC-1" AND THE AVT SYSTEM FROM A.E.A.
COVERING ALL EXCISTING AND EXPERIMENTAL SSTV MODES AT THAT TIME, WICH WERE OVER 55.
THE FIRST STATION I RECEIVED IN M1 COLOR WAS LIONEL, VK7HL FROM TASMANIA.

1996 RECEIVED THE I.V.C.A -DXAA AWARD "#5-SWL" FOR MY FIRST 50 DXCC COUNTRIES ON SSTV.
IGNORING ALL THE USUAL COMMENTS I RECEIVED, I ALSO STARTED WITH HELLSCHREIBER THIS YEAR.
AND I GOT MARRIED ON THE 4TH OF JULY, BUT DON'T WORRY I'LL NEVER GROW UP.

2004 HAVE 136 KHZ AND THE OTHER 3 LOWER BANDS WORKING FINE RIGHT NOW, OTHER THINGS
KEEPING ME BUSY ARE DRM AND RDFT ON 80 M... CW, AMTOR AND PACTOR EVERYWHERE.

2007 [25-8] EARLIER THAN EXPECTED I FINISHED THE NEW ALLMIGHTY GEARHELL .....................
PRO'S: SHORTER COAX, LESS INHOUSE AND OUTSIDE NOISE, STABLE TEMPERATURE AND A GHOST!
WITH 217 DXCC CONFIRMED SINCE 1975 I STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN BUT MOSTLY DIGITAL MODES NOW

2008 I AM ACTIVE ALL BANDS ALL MODES AGAIN, AND BY FINALLY BUILDING A 6' LOOP I AM ABLE TO
RECEIVE DRM ON 3733 AGAIN AND WATCH OTHER BANDS, I ALSO ADDED 6 METERS.

2010 JANUARY WATCHING 136 KHZ AGAIN WITH SOME NEW EXPERIMENTAL HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE.
GOT RID OF THE AUDIGY 4 PRO SOUNDCARD AND THE AUDIGY 2 ZS, WICH I REPLACED WITH
AN USB INTERFACE III FOR LF AND A MICROKEYER II FOR HF BOTH BY MICROHAM.

2011 WITH 256 COUNTRIES OUT OF WAC 5BAND #0008 .. WAC WARC #0009 AND WAC 160M #0002
ALL SINCE 23 DEC 2007, THE SMALL GEAR AND SHORT ANTENNAS SEEM TO WORK FB FOR ME.
THE TABLE BELOW IS UPDATED ONCE A WEEK IF TIME PERMITS, OR IF A THUNDERSTORM FORCES ME.

CATEGORY HEARD CATEGORY HEARD
QSO'S 33345 UNIQUE CALLS 23486
DOMAINS 227 IOTA 132
COUNTIES 524 DXCC 160M 50
WPX 2756 DXCC 80M 83
DXCC MIXED 256 DXCC 40M 127
DXCC BPSK 219 DXCC 30M 158
DXCC RTTY 176 DXCC 20M 202
DXCC JT65 141 DXCC 17M 137
DXCC MEPT_JT 56 DXCC 15M 161
DXCC JT9 52 DXCC 12M 91
DXCC ROS 69 DXCC 10M 140
DXCC HELL 30 DXCC 6M 52

I ALSO MANAGED TO COMPLETE WAS #0067 AND WAZ #0023 AT THE DMC.
STILL WORKING ON WAS JT65, RECEIVED MOST OF IT BUT STILL NEED HAWAII.

2012 AFTER 22000 PLUS QSO'S IN BPSK MODE AND NOWHERE TO GO I DID SET UP JT65HF BY W6CQZ
AND JT-ALERT BY VK3AMA TO FILL UP MISSING DXCC, STATES AND GRIDS.
*** JT HELPER V2.0.9 JT65HF LOGS DIRECTLY TO MIXW LOG NOW, TNX LAURIE ***
DID SYNC TIME WITH D4TIME, NOW SYNCHING WITH A BU353 USB GPS AND NMEA TIME JUST FOR FUN.

2013 FINALLY FOUND A BUYER FOR MY NRD545 AND FOUND ANOTHER NRD 535 TO RECEIVE LF
AND ALSO FOUND A TEN TEC RX-350 AND A 2ND USB III INTERFACE TO DO DRM, PACTOR AND ROS ON HF
WHILE I CHASE NEW STATIONS AND TRY NEW MODES ON THE MAIN RIG ;-)

2013 OCTOBER MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE GRABBER, AND AS 137 KHZ WENT QUIET
I DID SET UP THE NRD WITH A D-303 OMNI ANTENNE FOR THE 30 METER BAND...
EVENINGS WHEN 30 METERS CLOSES THE NRD WILL RUN ON 80 METERS WSPR.

2014 FEBRUARY DELETED MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, SKYPE AND MESSENGER,
LETS SEE IF I CAN LIVE WITHOUT SOCIAL NAGS .. WILL I SURVIVE :-)
SOLD THE TEN TEC RX-350 AND GOT 2 NEW ALINCO DX-R8, ONE SET UP FOR WSPR
OR DSSTV ON 40 METERS AND THE OTHER ONE, UNTIL I GET A THIRD USB-III, IS DOING 144 MHZ.


RECEIVED LOCATORS SINCE DEC. 2007
JT MODES BPSK RTTY ALL MODES


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