About Me

Welcome to my website dedicated to my hobbies and interests, first of all to amateur radio.

My name is Tom and my callsign is SP5UAF. I live in Sulejówek - small town located about 20 kilometers east from Warsaw. My family comes from the Podlasie (eastern region of Poland) and my parents moved to Sulejówek in sixties.

The hobby of my life is amateur radio. If only possible I spend my spare time at my transceiver, looking for new contacts. Thanks to this great hobby I met many great people. HAM Radio influenced my life in many aspects...

Russian DX Contest 2019

The next All Band start this year is the Russian DX Contest: Single Operator All Band Mixed High Power. Call: SO4M. Operating in a SO2R style.

Propagation factors were not too good but the activity was nice. Very nice opening to Europe on 15 meters on Sunday. The bad thing is that the beverage stopped to work on Saturday when it was already dark. K9AY RX antenna was good enough on 80m but not on the top band.

Here is the final claimed score:

ARRL DX CW Contest 2019

Last years my Single Operator entries were in general Single Band ones (20m or 40m). This year I came back to All Band. It is completely another story. Many new things to learn and plan. The first contest to particiapte was the ARRL DX CW Contest.

The category was Single Operator All Band HP Unlimited. It was a SO2R style operation - I am using the u2R switch. I had some problems with the u2R - unexpected delays with sending the CW buffers from the N1MM Logger+. Anyway the final score is not bad.

Membership Confirmations

During last two days I received the conformations and membership numbers/certificates from the European Ros Club (#3634), the Natal Digital Group (#3644) and 30 Meter Digital Group (#9864). Thanks to all mamagers for reviewing my applications so quickly.

Digital Activity

Last days I finally found some time to sort out some of my achievements. I am a great fun of digital modes. It started many years ago after a friend of mine, Marek SQ5BPM, built the first RTTY interface for our club station. Since that time I am operating on RTTY. I also started PSK31 as soon as it first time appeared. I have almost 14k QSO on digital modes in my log.

CQ WW DX Contest CW. 2018

This year we are preapring to the next Multi-Single operation at the contest station SO4M. I am proud to be a member of the Team (together with SP4MPG, SP4JCP, SQ4NR, SP5OXJ, SQ6MS and F5SDD). There is only one week to the contest.

Thanks to my Wife and Doughter who let me develop my HAM contest passion.

QSL Cards Received

Today I found two QSL cards (directs) in my mailbox. The first one is TJ2TT (40m/CW QSO). It was confirmed on LoTW also. It was new band for me. The second one is KL7RRC/P (20m/FT8 QSO). I had many QSO to Alaska but it is the NA-234 activity. I am not an IOTA collector but working a remote island is always a great fun.

For both mentioned QSLs I used OQRS system at the ClubLog service. It took 10 days from making the requests to receiving QSLs. Nice time. Great work of QSL Managers. 

 

CQ WW DX CW Contest 2017

As usual last years I will be particiating CQ WW DX CW Contest from the wondrful contest station SO4M. The station is built and maintained by Mirek SP4MPG. Last years I had many successful entries in single-band categories.

Last months Mirek SP4MPG made many improvements. The development of the station still is going on (in fact it must be going on all the time).The plan is to make the station ready for All Band operation, possibly in the ingle Operator 2 Radio (SO2R) mode. 

Delayed answers to received direct QSL cards...

I would like to inform all fellow HAMs that all directs I received during last few months will be checked and answered in a few weeks. Sorry for the delay - the reason is my family situation. First of all last November my father died of the colon cancer. It was a very rapid kind of cancer which took him just ini a few weeks. After that I had to organize the care for my mother - she has advanced stage of the Parkinson's disease. We (my, my brothers and my sister) had to organize our private time to provide 24h/day car for her.

2015 Florida QSO Party Certificate

Today I received my 2015 Florida QSO Party Certificate. I managed to sweep the 2015 FQP 1x1 special event callsigns, and in so doing earned a certificate. It was a great fun for my to take part in the event. Thanks to FQP Team!!!

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