About DF3CB

2014 - 40 years Ham Radio

Bernd, born in 1962, is living near Munich, Germany. I began ham radio in 1974 at age 12 as SWL with the support of my parents (DF3CP and DL1MAO). Since 1977 I am licensed as DF3CB and very soon found my way to High Speed CW, DXing and Contesting. I am working as database application software developer.

Operating

My first major goal in the early 80's was to work the 5 Band-DXCC with a 100 Watts and two low dipoles. After having reached this goal, I upgraded my station with my first home-brew amplifier and a tribander. My main radio interests are DXing on 160m to 10m plus 6 Meters and Contesting, although retired a bit from contesting. I have worked all DXCC entities on Mixed and Phone, need only P5 as my last one on CW, three more entities on RTTY. I have all 40 WAZ Zones confirmed on the nine HF bands and 37 zones on 6m. CW is my favorite mode.

Software

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Station

My current radio station is located in a semi-industrial area - half an hour from home. The place is rented and it was an unique opportunity to get it. The station consists of a radio room and three towers with mainly monoband yagis. The towers are spread over an area of some 10,000 square meters and more than one kilometer of coax and control cables is used to connect the antennas to the shack. The station is optimized for Multi-Single and SO2R contest operation.

Activities