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NL-9514 PE1MDM PBØALS PA3GNZ

NL-9514

In the early eighties I became interested in everything about amateur-radio. One of the reasons was that some of my relatives were already radio amateurs, PAØUBR and VK5NVQ.
It was March 1983, my father came home and surprised me with a receiver and a small antenna with a magnetic base. This receiver (Cuna SR-9) is for receiving FM signals in the 2M band.
For almost a year I used this receiver + antenna, only to listen to local radio-amateurs. This antenna, a wire of 50cm does not really supply DX on the receiver. Therefore a 4 elm. yagi + GP was built on top of the roof. In March 1984 I became a member of the VERON , division A43 and applied for a listening identification (NL-9514) at the same time.
In January 1986 I bought a short wave receiver, the Trio R-1000 with an antenna tuner of MFJ, model 16010. Together with a 16 meter dipole behind my desk I hear a lot of qso's (contacts) and send qsl-cards all over the world.
In this period as SWL (Short Wave Listener) 15M is my most popular band. In the morning before I go to school I very often listen on 80M and not without results. The qso's I notice in my logbook are with SSB (talk), CW (morse) is still unknown to me at that time.
In May 1988 it's the end of my only listening period on the HF bands. In this period as SWL I heard 169 countries, 73 of these countries were confirmed by qsl. A few of the received qsl's on this page.

Contests

As NL-9514 I was participant in the next contests:
Year Contest Section Ranking
1984 Koffie- SWL 3E
1985 S.L.P.-   16E
1995 Koffie- SWL 3E

For more information about SWL you can visit the site of G4NJH. If you like to know more about listening to broadcast stations on short wave you can visit the BDXC (Benelux DX Club) site.

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photo shack 1988

Confirmed countries on 2MA few qsl's of qso's made on 2M via Tropo, Es and Aurora.

GD4XTT = Isle of Man, SM7LXV = Sweden
LA5TGA = Norway, EI3GE = Ireland










Worked countries on 2M according the WAE list
Countries Confirmed Squares Confirmed Es
DX
Tropo
DX
Aurora
DX
29 27 114 88 1913 km 1353 km 986 km

Contests

 Year Contest Section Ranking
1988 WAP- B¹ 3E
1989 WAP- B 3E
1991 WAP- B 1
1991/1992 VHF- C² 5E
¹ Section B is in the WAP-contest participant on 70CM.
² Section C is participant with qrp-power, in one season there are more contests, The ranking is  the total of all the contests.

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Worked DXCC countries, mixed mode ¹

Band 80M 15M 10M Total ²
Worked 5 36 149 151
Confirmed 5 31 110 113
¹ On 80 and 15M only with CW.
² This is not the addition of all bands.

Contests

 Year Contest Section Ranking
1992 WAP- B¹ 1E
1993 WAP- B 1E
¹ Section B is in the WAP-contest participant on 70CM.

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Worked DXCC countries, mixed mode
Band 160M 80M 40M 30M 20M 17M 15M 12M 10M Total ¹
Worked 26 22 44 51 137 23 160 36 114 198
Confirmed 11 12 31 37 94 15 89 15 31 131
¹ This is not the addition of all bands.

Contests

Year Contest Section Ranking
1994 WAP- B¹ 3E
1995 WAP- B 2E
1996 WAP- B 2E
¹ Section B is in the WAP-contest participant on 70CM.

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