Licensed since 1970
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. (Leonardo da Vinci)
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live in a block of flats, in a 9th
floor apartment where you can see a black point on the card.
In my shack I have an FT-847, a RadioShack HTX-10 28 MHz transceiver. For local traffic I use a 70 cm FM transceiver with a small yagi antenna erected on the wall beside the window and an FT-227 2 m FM transceiver.
The view which can be seen from the window of my room on the nineth floor.
Life is difficult for an amateur radio operator in such a building, so I use a multiband OCF dipole on the HF bands and a spare seven element DL6WU on 144 Mhz.
This 2 m yagi is about 320 metres above the sea level and just beaming 300 degrees. The cable in use is 8 metres of H155 type.
I have started satellite activity after the space flight of HA5SIK in April, 2007. At the beginning I had been using an old TenTec Triton IV and a Microwave Modules transverter then the messy setup was substituted by an FT-847.
Using very simple yagis of YU7EF design -fed with H500 cable- I have made 33 DXCC countries on AO7 and VO52 satellites during some ten months.
Tropo MDX of 755 km was made in November 2008.
The settlement Salgotarjan -now the capital of Nograd county- was built in a valley which leads roughly from the South to the North. Our building is on a slight slope on the East side of the town, the last but one building in the row just under the peak of Pecsko.
Higher buildings and hills are limiting VHF activity between about 45 and 180 degrees.
The terrain makes possible to look for Slovenian, Croatian, Italian, Budapest and Transdanubian stations.
During V/UHF events I have to make my RF energy radiated towards hills with the Low and High Tatras behind them.
Direction of the West
The rotatable 50 MHz yagi is on the top of the building during summer.
You can see the poor man's tower below. All of my antennas are on the top of the biulding.
The source of some QRM: The busy streets below.
My DXCC status on 2nd June, 2018:
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