Welcome to my site
- My name is
Richard NL10609, born in
1967 and living in Rotterdam the Netherlands (JO21GV).
+/- 1985 I'm listening
on the shortwave bands.
to broadcasting stations
with an Intermerc HAM 1 receiver and later an Panasonic DR 26.
first antenna was a wire
about 10 mtrs long and later an home made dipole with coils about 40
1988 I became a member of
the ECR and the VERON with an official SWL number NL10609.
same year I bought an
Tono Theta 550 and I begin listening (watching) to RTTY and
means that I'm very actif
from that moment listening amateur and utility.
somewhile I listening
only amateus bands in the modes RTTY and CW.
receiver is used today is
an Kenwood R1000 (about 10 yrs) and an Collins 51J4 and my antenna is
an Diamond CP6.
listening there came another
hobby, collecting QSL cards.
broadcasting stations and later amateur radio stations.
Meanwhile I have heard more
than 200 dxcc countries and more than 125 dxcc I have QSL in mixed RTTY
I'm not lucky with QSL
cards a lot I have send via buro or direct but a few came back.
spite of the SASE, green
stamps and IRC's.
Nowadays I started with eQSL
and for me is it better then the buro on the moment.
- Another hobby
of me is collecting
instruments, receivers, transmitters, etc. working with tubes (valves).
collection for sofar its
possible for me I try to let it work and looks properly.
also collecting different
types of tubes (valves) and that collection became also bigger and