CURRENT SHACK
THE ALLMIGHTY GEARHELL ;-)
  HF, 6 M RECEIVER : IC 7600
  HF, 6 AND 2 M RECEIVER : IC 7400
  HF MODEM : 2 x µ HAM USB III NO CAT, PTC-II PRO
  HF MODEM : 2 x µ HAM MICROKEYER II + CAT
  WSPR / QRSS / DSSTV RECEIVERS : 2 x ALINCO DX-R8
  137 MHZ RECEIVER :WESACOM APT 06, SB REACON 3D
  6 M : W4OP OA-50 @ 43'
  10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 160 M : D-303 @ 45'
  15, 20, 30, 40 M : FAN DIPOLE @ 25' / 12'
  LF / MF PA0RDT WHIP @ 29'
  144MHZ : DIAMOND D-303 @ 45'
  137 MHZ : WRAASE KX 137 @ 46'
1962 MADE IN HOLLAND AND BORN ON JUDGEMENT DAY, HERE COMES "TROUBLE"

1975 RECEIVED RTTY FOR THE 1ST TIME, USING A TONO THETA 350, A KENWOOD TS-530S FOR RX
AND A 2x40 METER DIPOLE, FIRST RTTY SIGNAL I RECEIVED CAME FROM 5W1EJ IN WEST SAMOA.

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.

1988 ONE OF MY FIRST AWARDS WERE: WAC 5 BAND SSB AND THE HEARD ALL VK CALL AREAS AWARD

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.

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

2011 PREVIOUS DXCC COUNT WAS 215, STARTING 1975 UNTIL 2007, STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN DEC 2007
WITH 262 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.

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 TO COMPLETE IT.

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 V2.4.20 JT65HF LOGS DIRECTLY TO MIXW LOG NOW, TNX LAURIE ***

2014 FEBRUARY ORDERED 2 NEW ALINCO DX-R8, THEY COME CHEAP SO WHY NOT BUY 2, ONE SET UP FOR WSPR
OR DSSTV ON 40 METERS AND THE OTHER ONE, UNTIL I GET A THIRD USB-III, IS DOING 144.750 ATV TALKBACK.
ANTENNA SWITCHING BETWEEN THE 2 MAIN RIGS IS DONE NOW WITH THE ELAD ASA-42 ANTENNA SPLITTER
HOW ALL IS CONNECTED CAN BE SEEN IN THIS DIRTY DRAWING

2017 JANUARY AFTER MORE THEN 2 YEARS I FOUND THE SETUP WORKED WELL FOR ME, DUE TO AN ACCIDENT I GOT
IN JUNE 2016 THE NEW ANTENNAS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A BIT BEFORE INSTALLING THEM
IN THE MEANTIME I AM PRACTICING QT PROGRAMMING AND DX EVEN MORE WHEN PROPAGATION IS GOOD.

FEBRUARY DISCONTINUED NAVTEX DX, UTILITY SERVICES ON VHF AND NOAA 137 MHZ.
137 KHZ LONGWAVE AND 477 KHZ MEDIUMWAVE I HAVE PUT ON HOLD TO DO LATER AGAIN.

NOTE TO MY STALKER, FRIENDS AND FAMILY: WHEN PROPAGATION IS GOOD, RADIO COMES FIRST,
I MIGHT NOT ANSWER MESSAGES AS FAST AS USUAL.

IF IT AIN'T RADIO RELATED I MIGHT NOT ANSWER AT ALL, PERHAPS YOU CAN TRY SOME YEARS LATER!
READING EMAIL IS NOT MANDATORY NEITHER IS READING ENDLESS JIBBER JABBER.



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


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