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PA2MRK

Active QRZCQ.com user

activity index: 2 of 5

Mark snijders

2719DZ Zoetermeer
Netherlands, Nederland

EU
netherlands
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Call data

Last update:2018-10-06 08:59:33
QTH:Zoetermeer
Continent:EU
Views:363
Main prefix:PA
Class:F
Federal state:Nederland
Latitude:52.0433292
Longitude:4.4708182
Locator:JO22FB
DXCC Zone:263
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14
Website:pa2mrk.markilona.nl

Most used bands

20m
(18%)
40m
(14%)
15m
(14%)
2m
(11%)
6m
(10%)

Most used modes

FT8
(57%)
JT65
(32%)
JT9
(9%)
FT4
(4%)
AM
(1%)

QSL data

Last update:2015-02-11 17:12:41
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

Thanks for QSO!

I'm not a Ham for a long time. Since march 2014 I have my Full Licence (HAREC). I'm still learning and enjoying this great hobby!

I'm using an Icom IC-7100, Icom ID-51, Diamond X30N (2m/70cm), PKW Bazooka (80m-10m), Shakespeare 4061 (made for 11m) but works (20m-10m), homebrew QST Skeleton antenna (6m/4m & 2m/70cm). On holiday's I use a HyEndFed 21.2Mhz 15m (with a tuner it works 80m-10m) and a Diamond X510N (2m/70cm). Mobile antennas used as base antennas Diamond MR77 & Superbat NN-N2RS (2m/70cm both) and Wilson Little Wil (11m). For shortwave listening I use an Icom IC-R6 and RTL-SDR 820T2 with a Magnum 2000 mobile antenna.

Just discovering digital modes with software like Ham Radio Deluxe, DXlabs, N1MM, WSJT, JTDX and JT-alertX. I want to be a modern Ham using online services like LoTW, eQSL (AG), HRDLOG.net (iQSL), Clublog.org, PSKreporter, HamSpots.net, QRZ.com API & XML (Subscriber), HamQTH.com, HAMlog.eu, HamCall.net, Echolink on Mac, iPad and iPhone, D-Star configured, Teamspeak, Mattermost, APRS on iPhone, etc. Suggestions to get more online? Send me an email.

In July 2015 I moved to an apartment on the ninth floor of a ten floor building. The building is made of reinforced concrete and works like a Faraday cage. It has no balcony, no external antennas allowed, so it’s a challenge being a HAM here, but I manage. Due to the height VHF and UHF works like a breeze. Unfortunately, HF is difficult because there is no proper RF-ground and the length of an indoor antenna is limited. I use an artificial ground MFJ-931 for the PKW Bazooka 80m-10m antenna. The other antennas don’t need a ground. Mobile antenna's are placed on metal. To get an acceptable SWR I use an automatic antenna tuner MFJ-993B (80m-10m), a manual antenna tuner MFJ-906 (6m-4m) and a manual antenna tuner MFJ-921(2m). Avoiding RFI I only use JT65, JT9 and FT8 modes at the moment.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Icom IC-7100, Icom ID-51, MFJ993b, PKW Bazooka, Diamond X30N, Diamond X510N, HyEndFed 15m band

  

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