Hi dear ham friend
Thanks for stopping by my page.
My name is Patrick .
I started radio with the CB in 1979 until 1983 and a OM living at the other end of the village made me listen to amateur radio traffic.
I prepared the license in 1985 and I became a licensed amateur in June 1986.
I mainly traffic on amateur satellites like RS 5,6,7,8,10,11,15 and the FO20 and 29 for European contacts and Oscar 10,13 and 40 for the rest of the world.
I switched to shortwave at the end of 2006 when class 2 in France was allowed on hf bands.
Since 2011, I hunt radiosondes, when they fall in my campaign .
-- Kenwood TS-440S 40 w in digimode
-- Kenwood TM-G707 Vhf / Uhf
-- G5RV Homebrew 10 to 80 m + 160m ( modify in vertical polarisation ).
-- Hexbeam broken by a storm, in reconstruction.
I have other old hobbies like
- kites with indoor competition ( no wind ....) and with which I make contacts in portable station
and KAP ( Kite - Aerial - Photographie )
- and more recently Geocaching since 2014 with my call "" F1LPT "" like nickname
However, My QTH is Villers-pol, in France , near the Belgian border . Locator JO10tg.
It would be fun if you would send me a QSL card after a nice QSO with each other,
and I promise that I will send you one back,via E-QSL, HRDLOG.NET.
Direct is fine too, dont bother to send $$$ , you pay your way and I pay my way, seems fair to me !
73 de Patrick