Hello and thanks for visiting my profile!.
I started as an SWL in Sunday April 1, 1984 as CX-021 and got interested in DX early on. I spent the first year listening to international broadcasting using a Phillips AR-508 with three bands, MW, SW, FM. I remember that the Sunday April 1, 1984, at night, I heard three international broadcasting: Radio Moscu, BBC and VOA. Later in 1985 I moved to listening HAM radio.
First SWL call sign as CX-021 in Uruguay. In 1996 changed call sign to CXA6-700 also in Uruguay. From 2001 I live in Georgia, U.S.A., here my new SWL call sign changed to WA4053SWL (SWARL). I heard HF 100%, SSB and CW (sometimes some V/UHF). Primary interests: Searching for far DX stations, DX-peditions and contests. Stop listening for 13 years and returning in 2013.
WA4053SWL - SWARL (Short Wave Amateur Radio Listening) Registered Calls #0267 in 2003
Member of: GUCW (Uruguay CW Group) - UDXG (Uruguay DX Group) - GACW (Argentina CW Group) - NAQCC (North American QRP CW Club #6939)- BRF (Brave Radio Friends #250).
Some Awards: European DX Contest (WAEDC) 1997 SSB, 1998 SSB (South America Continental Winner)- Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB - La palma Isla Bonita HF SSB Concurso (Spain), and others contest, more Certificates, Diplomas, Trophies and Medals.
--> DXCC - 254 (mixed) entities confirmed on SSB/CW (current list).
--> No machine, software or hardware device program for decoding CW.
--> I do not sent reports to DX stations based upon the cluster data and without hearing the DX station to pass reports and request the QSL.
--> If you choose to send QSL directly to me, send all correspondence to the following address: c/o George Rodriguez, 4724 W Atlantic Blvd, Apt 102, Margate, FL-33063 - USA. (You to be rewarded sending my own paper QSL card)
--> Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
73 es GL
---> Any organization that excludes SWLs from the definition of "Amateur Radio" is, firstly incorrect and secondly extremely shortsighted. Amateur radio isn't just about transmitting, it is about radio in all it's many forms. --->
Racal RA 17L
HF: T2FD, Longwire, Single Element Quad Loop.
V/UHF: RadioShack Discone 20-043