EUDXF welcomes Dan N6PEQ as a new member

Dan, N6PEQ, has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1986 (Novice call – KB6MZM), and an avid SWL (KDX6T) since 1974 when he was only 3 years old. His grandfather, who was first licensed in 1932, introduced him to the world of radio. Dan is active in numerous radio organizations, including holding life-membership in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), European DX Foundation (EUDXF), Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA), 10-10 International, INDEXA, OMIK and the Central States VHF Society. He is a charter member of the Piña Colada Contest Club (KP2AA). In addition, he is a member of the ARRL A-1 Operator Club, ARRL Diamond Club, Orange County DX (N6RJ), the Orange County Amateur Radio Club (W6ZE), Southern California DX Club (W6AM), the Southern California Contest Club, as well as numerous shortwave listening clubs.

Dan has been active in Amateur HF DXing and contesting. Always enjoying the challenge and excitement of making that rare DX contact, and needing only 1 more DXCC entity to have “worked them all” (3 more to have them all confirmed). He has dabbled in VHF/UHF weak-signal operating as well. Dan has had several elmers in ham radio including Jim Rafferty N6RJ (SK), Chip Margelli K7JA, Dale Piedfort KB7UB (SK), Roger Dankert N6EGC (Father) and Bill Dankert W6RII (Grandfather, SK).

Dan is a former employee of Ham Radio Outlet in Anaheim, California, and has also performed contract work for Icom America at select conventions, which have included the Dayton Hamvention, the International DX Convention in Visalia CA, Pacificon and the ARRL Southwest Division Convention

Previous DXpedition activities include operations from the Cayman Islands (ZF2RE), Cuba (CO0US), the South Cook Islands (ZK1PEQ), the U.S. Virgin Islands (KP2AA & KP2/N6PEQ), Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Martinique, and Barbados as well as other DXCC entities.

In 2003, Dan plus five other members of the Piña Colada Contest Club (KP2AA), joined forces with the Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) in the first-ever joint Cuba-U.S. Field Day operation as COØUS & T42FD. This operation marked the first occasion where a U.S. Treasury Department Specific License was granted for a public Amateur Radio demonstration involving U.S. Amateurs.

Awards achieved include: DXCC Honor Roll, 8BDXCC, DXCC CW, DXCC SSB, DXCC Digital, DXCC Mixed, DXCC Challenge, Diamond DXCC Challenge, VUCC-50 MHz, WAS Mixed, WAS CW, WAS SSB, 5BWAZ,
CQ DX SSB Honor Roll, CQ DX CW Honor Roll, CQ DX RTTY, WPX SSB Honor Roll,
WPX CW Honor Roll, WPX Mixed Honor Roll, WAZ CW/SSB, WAZ CW, WAZ SSB, WPX Mixed, WPX CW, WPX SSB, WPX Digital, 8BWAC, WAC CW, WAC Phone, WAC Digital, WAC Mixed & 10-10 WAC

Dan is currently active on all amateur bands from 1.8 MHz through 1300 MHz, including receiving capability up to 3.3 GHz. His ham shack currently includes the following equipment:

Icom Transceivers: IC-7850LE, IC-7851, IC-9100, IC-375A & IC-7000.
Alpha Amplifiers: 87A (2x), 77Sx (2x) & “Alpha 6”
Receiving Station: Icom IC-9500

HF Antenna System:
10 Meters: 7 Element Wide-Spaced Monoband Yagi
12 Meters: 2 Element Monoband Yagi
15 Meters: 4 Element Wide-Spaced Monoband Yagi
17 Meters: 2 Ekement Monoband Yagi
20 Meters: 3 Element Wide-Spaced Monoband Yagi
30 Meters: 2 Element Monoband Yagi
40 Meters: 2 Element Wide-Spaced Monoband Yagi
60 Meters: Sloper
80 Meters: Rotatable Dipole
160 Meters: Sloper

Dan has written articles on DXpeditions and product reviews that have appeared in publications including CQ Magazine, The DX Magazine, as well as several amateur radio club newsletters. He truly enjoys promoting Amateur Radio to others, and cares deeply about the hobby. Dan was featured on the cover of CQ Magazine (April 2011), in the CQ Amateur Radio Calendar (November 2011) and on the Ham Nation video/audio podcast (December 2011). Outside of amateur radio, Dan enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, traveling, gardening and exploring new restaurants & coffee houses.

EUDXF welcomes Tom PA3TG as a new member

Hi all,

I obtained my Novice license in 2013 (PD3TG) and my Full license incl. CW in 2014 (PA3TG) but have always showed interest in Ham radio since the 80’s this was also when i got my morse notification but then stopped more or less with the hobby, i also got my maritime radio license incl. cw during the 90’s so stayed connected with the airwaves.

In the 90’s i went to sea as an officer on a merchant cargo vessel and did that for 6 years where i saw a lot of the world, after that i came to shore working for a offshore vessel company where i still travel a lot.

I am a member of the contest group PA6NB with main focus on CW.

Last year i travelled a lot to Nigeria and have obtained the callsign 5N40TG which i hopefully can activate some time in future since the stability of the country went down rapidly the last couple of months i am for the moment not allowed to travel there.

I also have the callsign A65TG since i also go several times a year to the Emirate of Sharjah in U.A.E.

But my main focus is always Africa where i have been travelling to ZS, CN, EA8, 5N , 9G till sofar and hope to visit some countries more in future.

Since i have been active from a DX country as 5N/PA3TG (Nigeria) earlier, this tastes for more and i enjoyed working the pileups both CW and SSB aswell so i am very interested if there are open spots in a future DX-pedition which i can possibly join.

Thanks and 73’s,

Tom – PA3TG

EUDXF welcomes Morten LB8DC as a new member

Morten Kvernmoen – LB8DC (ex LA9DFA)

 

I was born into this world in 1965, and started playing with electronics and radios in the early 1980’s. I was licensed in 1986 as LB8DC. At that time, this was a novice license and I was limited to use 15w output and only CW. Soon I upgraded my license to a full license and got the callsign LA9DFA with higher privileges. Since then the licensing rules have changed in Norway, and in December 2015 I took back my old callsign and are now licensed as LB8DC again.

 

I enjoy contesting and DX hunting and can often be heard in contests and pileups. I am now on DXCC Honor Roll, but has a few left to get to Honor Roll no.1. I have just passed the 2500 mark for the DXCC-Challenge. Worked 9BDXCC and are 2 DXCC’s away from DXCC on 6m. In contests I operates as LA3C, LN3C and in 2014 I used LI3C earning many awards in contests.

 

I am member of LADXG and EUDXF. I have been operating from Svalbard as JW9DFA 3 times (1993/2006/2011), and I have been a member of the QLF DX-team operating as OJ0LA from Market Reef in 2006. My last DXpedition was with DipperDX Team to Cocos (Keeling) Island in 2016 as VK9CK.

 

My daily work is as a Senior Consultant at IBM (International Business Machines).

I am married to Mariann and lives in a small village named Brandval in the south-east part of Norway. No kids.

My favorite mode is CW, but work some SSB and RTTY to when the situation requires it.

 

Hope to work you all in an upcoming DXpedition late this autumn J

 

73 de Morten LB8DC