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I was enthralled back in 1962 year when a classmate introduced me to it. During a long time I was the SWL. In 1973 year I got a license and till 1985 year my callsign was UA0SBO. Since 1985 I am UA0SN.
Here in Russia during those long years hamradio on HF bands was the only open window to the outer world. Now times have changed and we can not only talk to people over the globe but easy meet them. In 1995 year six people from Irkutsk were in Canada where Lake Head Amateur Radio Club(LARC) in Thunder Bay, Ontario hosted us with a great hospitality. You can read the story of our trip written by Pat Doherty (VE3PD).
When I was in San Francisco I met Dennis Englander (KO6GF) who introduced me to a great world of Northern California QRP Club. (NorCal QRP club)
Due to our great hobby and nowdays to the Internet our mutual home - the Globe is becoming smaller and cozier.
My main interest on HF bands is hunting for awards. During nine years I tried to get Worked All Cities Award of Japan. I managed to get only 600 (#6 21MHz SSB). I still need 53 cities to fulfill the award and hope the dream will come true. For those who are interested in JCC Award hunting I place here JCC and JCG lists.
From the very start I used 2 element Cubical Quad antenna. I love it. Here in Siberia 3 out of 5 antennas are CQ. It is very cheap to make it here. Now I work on a new design. I do not know if I manage to put it in the air but maybe somebody can find it challenging and continue.
I want to collect stories of the First QSO OMs have made. So far there is the only one - mine. If you want to share your story please send me E-mail.
Hope that you OMs can find something useful at my pages and I will be happy.My photoalbum