DK5YA - JN49nx - 4x9 M-square

Who is DK5YA?


I'm a VHF-enthusiast since 1964. At the age of 6 I was seriously searching for the miracles of broadcast inside my parents brand new HiFi system using a screwdriver and the big solder gun I found at my fathers shack desk. Nice surprise for whole family: neither small green guys from Mars inside the radio nor sound out of the speaker anymore...

In 1980 I got my first license, DG4NAE, a new solder and few screwdrivers also...of course. In 1983 I became DH8NAA. Since 15. May 1998 I am DK5YA.

Today radio is my business, I'm a Broadcast-Journalist at Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt/M., one of the leading BC and TV-stations in Europe.

Hope to meet you on 50, 144 or up. I'm quite active on METEORSCATTER, ES, AURORA , EME and further kinds of propagation. Until the end of November 2002 I worked 586 grids in 72 DXCC countries on 144. Many more left to work.

Recent rig consists of a YAESU-FT1000MP with transverters for 144 and 432, FT847 for HF, 50, 144 and 432, a FT817 for /p plus several VHF/UHF radios.
Antennas are 4 el. Yagi on 50MHz, 4 times 9 el. M2s 2.5WL for 144MHz and 21 el. 7.2 WL for 432MHz.
Tube-amplifiers help to produce a nice signal, ask my neighbors. Skeds for MS are very welcome. Speed is up to 3000lpm both RX/TX using the famous DTR made by DF7KF or FSK441.

Contacts: AX.25 at DK5YA@DB0GV ore one of my email-adresses:
[email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected].

4 times 9 element Mē SV9/DK5YA June 1998 144 PA with GS35b
4 times 9 element Mē SV9/DK5YA June 1998 144 PA with GS35b