|Class||A + CW|
Most recent QSO's
Since late june 2023 my primary TRX has been an Icom IC-7300 which is a 100W HF SDR transceiver.
I used to have a Xiegu G90 and an Icom IC-726 before I got the IC-7300. The G90 served me well, but I wanted an upgrade and I wasn't using it for portable operations as much as I thought I would.
For VHF/UHF I use a Icom IC-275H and a Baofeng UV-5RTP which is a cheap 8W handheld radio.
I also have a RTL-SDR v3 which I rarely use.
Most of my HF antennas are homebrewed. I mostly use a Random wire antenna with a 9:1 unun I made. I also have an 40m off center fed dipole in an inverted V configuration with a dual-core 4:1 current balun I made.
I also have a 1:1 balun I bought that I use for either a 40m Inverted V or a 80m linear loaded Inverted V.
I used to have a 17m, 15m and 10m Inverted V fan dipole but had problems with it and took it down.
I'm planning on making a 9 element yagi for 144 MHz to try meteor scatter.
I'm in the process of testing the Loop on Ground antenna by KK5JY as a receive antenna.
I use QRZ's Logbook so confirmations there are instant, but I also very frequently confirm my QSO's via LOTW.
If you want to send me a QSL card, you can send it to my home address or via the bureau. My QRZ page has all the details. If you want my QSL card, please contact me or send a request via OQRS.
I rarely upload my QSO's to eQSL and Clublog.
I try and participate in the larger HF contests like CQWW, CQWPX, IARU HF, etc. I mostly operate from home in the single operator, all band, low power category. I usualy don't compete in digital modes, I prefer CW and SSB.
I like to participate in the Youngsters on the air contest. In 2023 I participated in the 1st round from the Slovenia Contest Club location.
I also participate in the KVP ZRS contests on 80m in which I use my linear loaded dipole.
I sometimes take my radio and antennas with me on hikes and activate summits. I've activated one summit two times so far.
I also do some chasing. Over the weekends I have my Icom IC-275H set on 145.550 MHz to chase any nearby activators.
Other callsigns I used
I've used the callsign S52KJ/P for SOTA activations. I also participated in the 2022 YOTA month with the callsign S50YOTA.