Dayton 2023 – Flea Market glimpses

A walk into the Flea Market Unlike the previous year, now the weather was very fine and walking the Flea Market was a real pleasure. Lots of items from the Dark Ages up to now, lots of great people. Only strange thing was that a lot of hams asked me what country “YO” stands for.…

Hello IARU

Hello IARU ! One of the highlights of my participation in Hamvention 2023 was meeting the leaders of our international union. Tim VE6SH – President and Joel W5ZN – Secretary were very kind to spend few moments together with me. 73s de Sorin

With a big help from Adrian

With a big help from Adrian – KO8SCA    My dream of visiting Hamvention 2023 wouldn’t be possible without the big help from Adrian – KO8SCA who said very few but powerful words to me when I’ve asked him for some guidance on traveling and accommodation:  Don’t need to worry! Just come over to New York…

YBDXPI FT8 Contest 2022

YBDXPI FT8 Contest – 2022 This time Alex – LY1R – came ahead of me, taking the World #1 place, leaving me with the Europe’s winner place.  Exactly opposite to what I did to him in the earlier Batavia FT8 Contest. Anyway, Alex is a great competitor and I hope to meet him in future…

RSGB FT4 Contest 2022

RSGB FT4 Contest – 2022 This year, again, I’ve came third. But this time in the 100W category, going up from last year’s 10W category. It was a nice but, sometimes, a difficult competition. I still need to learn how PJ4DX manages to make more than the maximum  theoretical 120 QSOs in 90 minutes, but…

Batavia FT8 Contest

Number 1 in the World    Today, my birthday begun with a nice surprise: receiving the final results from the Batavia FT8 Contest.    In preliminary results I saw some stations being ahead of me in terms of points but, after the needed crosschecking, it came out that I am the first in the world.…

YO DX HF Contest 2022

YO DX HF Contest – 2022    The final results of this year’s YO DX HF Contest were just published. See them at: Results 2022 .    After coming in fourth place in the last year’s edition, in the Single operator, all bands, low power, mixed I decided to change category and I am very…

YO DX Club

Proud member of YODX Club Starting September 3rd, 2022 I am member of the prestigious DXers Club:  YODX Club I met the conditions long time ago and not only with my present callsign YO8PS but also, separately, with my former callsign YO8RTR. But only now I pushed myself to get everything together and apply. Thanks…

My new Hexbeam Antenna

My new Hexbeam Antenna Finally she went up, at 50ft! With the big help of YO8CT and YO8DHA. Thanks a lot to them and to Hexbeam sp6cyn Technology for a well designed and executed antenna. You can see them below, proud of what we have accopmplished.             73 de YO8PS

RSGB FT4 Contest 2021 – Final

The final results are here    As forecasted after the previous event, I finished third in this nice contest. PC2F fought well and kept his second place. Congrats to everybody and see you next year!    P.S. As now the competition is over, I may disclose to you the secret of winning the last two…