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Hello and welcome! I'm Dzianis, a licensed radio ham (or radio amateur) holding the callsign DD1LD. I love to take this hobby with me wherever I may roam. The blog "QTC de DD1LD" means "News From Me" and reflects my ham radio activities and projects. I barely have time to write everything down, so I blog occasionally, and mainly, for myself. You can subscribe to the blog below to receive updates when new posts are available. Enjoy reading!
Cuagn es 73 de Dzianis, DD1LD

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Hiking in the Texel Group Nature Park

One evening I got a call from a buddy of mine who asked if we could do a high alpine tour over a weekend together.  Steffen wanted to hike ...

Monday, November 13, 2006

WAEDC RTTY 2006

That was just-for-fun participation. I was able to spend a couple of hours for contesting. I made about 170 QSO and exchanged about the same number of QTC. On Saturday at noon I interrupted the contest because of strong wind tried to break my mast. On Sunday I had another "old" problem – matchbox…

Anyway, HZ, 8P, ZL, TF, UA0 , JA, North- and South America etc. were in the Log.

Used equipment was FT-857D and 8m-long wire antenna.

Friday, November 03, 2006

CQ WW DX SSB 2006

That was a hard CQuing with 100W output power, especially on 40m. “Big Guns” always stole my frequency :-) and some low power stations started to call on the some frequency, because they did not hear me at all. A huge chaos… Anyway it was a great experience for me and I worked a lot of rare stations with my 100W and a piece of wire. I got started at DL0TUM having a good beam for 10-15-20m. After a couple of hours many OPs complained about my modulation and I discontinued the contest. I went home, switched on my TRX again and made a lot of nice DX QSOs with an approximately 8m-long wire. I have just been forced to exchange my brand new pilot headset for a handmike… So, North and South America, Africa, Indonesia, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and VQ9 came in my log. Of course, I missed the beam used before, but that was a great feeling, after I passed through some tough pile-ups with my mangy station. On Sunday I took a rest and only made a couple of QSOs in the evening.

Here are preliminary results:

Date:October, 28-29 2006
Call:DD1LD
OPs:DD1LD
Band:All
Power:Low
Mode:SSB
Soapbox:Rig: FT-857D; Ant: 10-15-20m-Beam, 40-80-160m-Wire

BandQSOsPointsCountriesZones
1,82625234
3,53944264
750773710
14821394212
211653227625
283733
Total:36561420758
Score:162 710


WAG 2006

My first WAG Contest at all, and I'm in TOP 10 Germany... I'm very satisfied with my results at which you can take a look here:

WAG 2006 Results

Yaaaaa! Yoo-hoo!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Blog!?... already started

My Blog has been successfully started. I only hope, I will have enough time for writing…