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Hello, my name is Erwin and this site is about amateur radio. I am a ham radio amateur since 1985!

My QTH is Nes near Akkrum/Leeuwarden. The province Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. My locator is JO23wb. Things I like in amateur radio: HF, QRP, QRP-kits, CW, antennas, antenna tuners, homebrew, microcontrolers, software development, Linux, 6 meter DX, Software Defined Radio, DSP, old tube transmitters, SOTA (Summits On The Air) and being /P or /MM. My main transceiver is a Yaesu FT-450D but i'm also using the QRP FT-817nd a lot. I have a 2 x 7m dipole antenna on the roof. I use a DX wire fibreglass pole to create a vertical antenna for 40m and higher bands. I like experimenting with antenna's.

Please do leave a message in the guestbook or send me an e-mail. My email address erwin (at) pa7n (dot) nl.

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Activation summit F/VO-073 Le Haut Koenisbourg 733m
Summits On The Air - Monday 15 August 2016 15:20
The first summit in France this year. I went here by bicycle. 16km from the camp site. Climbing the last 8km to the top. Climbing about 500m in altitude.

Because of the terrorist threat and the chatteau attracts a lot of tourists, there were some military police with heavy automatic guns checking everyone's bags. I didn't come for the Chatteau on the summit so they didn't check my backpack with all the wires, batteries and electronic stuff what just might be A home brew explosive. (with some imagination). The 10m fibre mast looks like A riffle! But all went well.

Not many QSO's because after 15 minutes it started to rain. Also my internet connection didn't work so I could not spot my self on sotawatch. But after this activation I figured out how to spot via SMS.

QSO's logged
Date: 04-08-2016
Summit: F/VO-073
UTCCallBandModeRST sentRST recv

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