CQWPX – SSB – 2024

When lower band means higher rank    Having now a special callsign ( YR0B ) but not so much time, I had to choose again a band opened at night. I’ve decided to go for the 160m band just to make an attempt at the long awaited 160m DXCC. Unfortunately not too many new DXCCs for…

CQWW – SSB – 2023

First time with a special personal Callsign    It was interesting an fun to work. I thought that the special callsign will help me a lot but, being the first contest in which I used it, it was not quite so. I have received many requests to repeat or to reconfirm the callsign. This proved…

RSGB FT4 Contest 2023

RSGB FT4 Contest – 2023    Compared to last year, this year I’ve stepped up and came second.   It was nice again but, sometimes, with difficult moments. I’ve missed an event but Steve – PJ4DX did the same so we can compare our results and, again, he was the best one. Maybe because he has the help…

CQWPX – SSB – 2023

A speedy pass through    Not no much history. As I was busy during the days, I had to choose a band opened at night. I enjoyed participation but I was too tired to squeez every QSO out of the QRM.    See you all next year!    73s and GL de Sorin

I still have work to be done

I still have work to be done    After refusing to use the confirmations for my previous callsign YO8RTR which I held for more than 13 years, I had to start over with populating the DXCC slots. This is a new challenge and a motivation to keep improving my skills and shack.    Having not…

Walter Brenner – A Man with a Story

Walter Brenner – a great man with a great story    At 84, Walter is such a vivid person and with such a great life story that he enlightened my day and was my main inspiration which I got from Friedrichshafen . Together with his Japanese wife, they irradiate kindness and wisdom and a great peace of…

Friends in Friedrichshafen

With YO2MAB – George With VE3LYC – Cezar, YO6YLJ – Nicoleta and LB9HI – Mihai With YO3RU – Carol With YO9XC – Ovidiu and YO3HTC – Gigi With E21EIC – Champ and his wife With A41CK – Khalid and A41CS – Saud who says that he is half Romanian (because he has a Romanian wife)…

Friedrichshafen Here I Come!

Ham Radio – 2023 So, I got lucky. Shortly after the Dayton Hamvention I am traveling with my friend YO8DHA – Dorin to the annual meeting of hams on the shore of Bodensee. It is too expensive to take a ride with the Zeppelin but riding the flea market is always a pleasure. And it can…

RSGB FT4 – 2023 Contest 4/9

RSGB FT4 – 2023 Contest 4/9 You cannot have all you want. That’s for sure in each and every way. And you all know this very well. My last example for this is the 4th event of this year’s RSGB FT4 Contest. Sad, but true, I was not able to participate. But ….. the reason…

I’ve met a lot of friends in Dayton

Long Island DX Association Adrian – KO8SCA with Steve – N2AJ At Long Island DXA with John – W2GW, Walter – W2TE and “9M2-Margaret” wife of N2AJ YO8PS with Axel – DL6KVA in Grand Central, NY YO8PS with Axel – DL6KVA on the boat to Liberty Island YO8PS with Axel – DL6KVA on Liberty Island…