Novosibirsk city, Russia
QSL Mgr W3HNK
Was first licensed in 1960 as UA9OGV to operate 38 MHz band.
It was the time of great enthusiasm and lack of communication equipment.
It took me three years to qualify to General as UA9OS and five years
more to climb to Extra category. Much time was spent on designing the
antennas from which the most "significant" was a 40m QUAD in 1972.
This monster helped me to be #1 in CQ WW in Asiatic Russia with my
modest operating capability. To construct an "up-to-date" tranceiver
I have read a lot in QST and in some papers received from my foregn friends
so in 1986 I have completed the TRCVR of my own design with good sensitivity
and selectivity, much better than military surplus receivers widely used
by Russian hams. When Paul, W0AIH has donated me TS-450S in 1992 I felt in the
seventh heaven from happiness. Now I have TS-850S which I've purchased
with the help of Walter, KA5MIJ and I am competely satisfied
with this rig. My latest headache of designing was transistoried 500W power
amplifier. All this soldering left me well behind of my ham radio colleagues
in DX-ing: in 1997 I had only 220 countries confirmed. So I put the soldering
iron on the shelf and began to chase the DX seriously. In 1998 I've got
my DXCC 255 and in 2002 5BDXCC. Now, in 2003 I have 321 CFM.
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