|About Bernd - DF3CB
|"Keep your city beautiful...
|Bernd, born in
1962, is living near Munich, Germany and working as database application software
developer. I began ham radio 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.
|My first major goal in the early 80's was to work 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.
|I am also licensed as AL7MQ, member of our local
radio club DK0EE,
member of the Bavarian
Contest Club (BCC), the German
DX Foundation (GDXF), High
Speed Club (HSC) and the DIG. I like to develop Ham
Radio Software - I am the author of BV, the QSL Management and
Label Printing Software and other software. I like to travel and have
visited all continents. My favorite destination has always been the
U.S. where I have spent more than a year travelling on motorbikes,
used cars from the 70's or rented cars. I still need Hawaii to complete
my travel-WAS (Worked All States).
|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
|My main radio interests are DXing on 160m to 10m plus 6
Meters and Contesting.
| I have worked all DXCC entities on Mixed and
Phone, need only P5 as my last one on CW,
4 more entities on RTTY. I have all WAZ Zones confirmed on all 9 HF
bands. CW is my favorite mode.
|Bernd was the pilot station for some two dozen
DXpeditions, a few DXpedition
websites are hosted here at df3cb.com.
|Other calls I've used: KL7/DF3CB, DF3CB/VY1, W4/ W5/ W6/ W7/ W0/DF3CB, ZA/DF3CB, DF3CB/ZP5, AL7MQ, AL7MQ/4
|I have been guest or contest OP at 4U1ITU, LX8A, LX7A, SU1ER, ZP5AA, ZA1A, NQ4I, 5C8M, CN8WW, 9Y4W, DA0HQ
|Read more about Bernd in a Conversation
with DF3CB and the CQ Contest article A
Dream Came True, or Contest Stations in Industrial Areas.