I'm a VHF-enthusiast since
1964. At the age of 6 I was seriously searching for the miracles of
broadcast inside my parents brand new HiFi system using a screwdriver and
the big solder gun I found at my fathers shack desk. Nice surprise for
whole family: neither small green guys from Mars inside the radio nor
sound out of the speaker anymore...
In 1980 I got my first license, DG4NAE, a new solder and few screwdrivers
also...of course. In 1983 I became DH8NAA. Since 15. May 1998 I am
DK5YA. In August 2006 we went to a new QTH, still in JN49nx but out
of the town on the countryside. Now I'm at 400 meters a.s.l. with
a clear view and a superb take-off all around.
Today radio is my business, I'm a
Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt/M., part
of the Broadcast Net ARD [Radio and TV] in Germany. I'm also member of
Hope to meet you on 50, 144 or up. I'm quite active on METEORSCATTER,
ES, AURORA ,
EME and further kinds of propagation.
Recent rig consists of a YAESU-FT1000MP with
transverters for 144 and 432, FT847 for HF, 50, 144 and 432, a FT817
for /p plus several VHF/UHF radios. Next step is 10 GHz.
Antennas are 6 el. Yagi on 50MHz, 4 times 9 el. M2s 2.5WL for 144MHz
and 21 el. 7.2 WL for 432MHz.
Tube-amplifiers help to produce a nice signal. Skeds for MS are very
welcome. Speed is up to 3000lpm both RX/TX using the famous DTR made
by DF7KF or FSK441.
Contacts: AX.25 at DK5YA@DB0GV ore email@example.com.