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NZ5N
Bill Dzurilla
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NZ5N United States

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Other Callsigns
WN2YRD in 1967 in New Jersey, then WB2YRD. Moved to Florida in 1969, call WB4RSF. Moved to Louisiana and became WD5HRO, then KF5DD, then NZ5N. Retained NZ5N after returning to Florida in 2004. Summer call OM9ACA, Slovakia. DXpedition calls C91NZ, HQ8R



My Ham Radio Interests
DX, EME, VHF/UHF in general, satellites.

Equipment
Transceivers:
ICOM IC-756 Pro II for HF and 6 meters
ICOM IC-7000 for satellites and local repeaters
Yaesu FT-847 for EME, meteor scatter, satellites, 2 meters and 70 cm terrestrial

Amps:
ACOM 2000 1.5kw for HF
Lunar Link LA-200 1.5kw for 2 meters

Antennas:
MFJ 1793 vertical for HF (modified to add 17m, 15m, 10m)
M2 2M9SSB 9 element yagi for 2 meters
Elk 2m/70m dual band log periodic for satellites
Homebrew 12 element yagi for 70 cm (K1FO design)

Other:
KL6M mast-mounted preamp for 2 meters
ARR mast-mounted preamp for 70 cm
Dell Optiplex desktop computer for WSJT and other digital modes
Donner interface

Other Interests
Golf
Star Trek

Clubs
South Florida DX Association

Working Europe via Satellite

From NZ5N

3/17/2010 10:00:00 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


This week I worked my first European stations (PA1TNO and F1UGK) via the AO-7 satellite. From here in south Florida, the window to Europe is less than 2 minutes long, so this was a happy occasion. The distance to PA1TNO is over 7400 km. I have uploaded pictures of my Elk antenna, with fixed elevation of 15 degrees, which does a nice job on the birds, and it's just 2 feet long.


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