Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 22nd April 2010

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IMG_3245Let me Introduce myself : My name is Marco . My  son was born on the 16th of august 2003. His name is Jimme. Later on, a baby girl was born on the 17th of november 2006. Her name is Elin.

I started with the radio hobby a long time ago. As a little boy my father teached me how to use a CB radio. Can you imagine that I could not believe that we spoke with Zwolle.. It always kept me going to do something with the radio hobby. So I started again in 1992 . After a period of 6 years I got the opportunity to get my license. 

Here my family pictures Jimme and Elin.
This in order from left till right.


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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 27th August 2013

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Category: News, Station ,Amature


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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 26th August 2013

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pj2On 26 and 27 October is the CQWW SSB contest. An international team of  radio amateurs, including the Dutch ham Marco (PE2MC) and Ton (PA1CC) will participate from PJ2T. A real good location to hit the pile ups and getting a nice score.

Because one operator stept down from the group there is one place avaiblibe on the team.

If you like to join the pile ups and enjoying the weather check in with us.!!!

Contact N0VD for more details and information.



Dates: 26 – 27 October 2013

Contest Director: N0VD

Pre-Contest Logistics Coordinator: N0VD / W0CG

On-Site Logistics Coordinator: N0VD


Callsign: PJ2T

Category: Multi-Multi

Logging Software: TBD

License: License to be obtained by W0CG in September 2013.

Draft Operating Schedule: Not yet prepared.

Meal Plan: Not yet prepared.

Rules: Click here for the 2013 rules. 




Marco PE2MC

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 26th August 2013

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Yesterday in they afternoon Kelly N0VD organize a local ham meeting with the locals. People who where there where: Steve KT0DX, Rob N0RU,  Jay W5JQ, Kelly  N0VD , PE2MC ( myself),  Shel KF0UR,  Greg W0CG

Jay W5JQ is a real CW operator. And does not even own a Microphone 🙂 . I told Jay that i allready worked 302 dxcc without even knowing any cw letter. Just F4 and F5 :). Decoding my own call  599 , 73 , tu i can hear. Just because of the sound. They had to laugh about that. On they other hand  Greg W0CG told me that he worked Ton PA1CC over 1000 times in CW.  I told Greg that i know Ton in person. Ton will also be a operator on PJ2T in the CQWWSSB contest this oktober. You can see that Hamradio is even smaller then you think it is.

Also we discus the new upcomming DX peditions. And what people got to do to set this up.

We all know each other. But never had met in person.



Shel  KF0UR showed me his new toy. He inventent a new extended display for his K3. Als the information is shown in a website.

It can log 1200 qso fully automatic.



Expanded Display

80-char. display plus scroll-back

KX3 Rig Control

With Macros and Keyboard

KX3 Logging Screen

At a glance

The RWD-1 is a remote LCD display kit designed for the Elecraft W1 and W2 RF power/SWR meters. The RWD-1 provides fast acting bar graphs to assist in adjusting antenna tuners and amplifiers.  It provides more resolution than the LEDs on the W1 and W2 by offering large, easy-to-view digital readouts of power and SWR.  The RWD-1, when paired with the Elecraft W1, will provide a battery powered, high resolution, digital power and SWR meter suitable for field operations.

  • Compatible with Elecraft W1 and W2 meters (auto sensing)
  • SWR and power displayed in digital and graphical formats
  • SWR alarm with adjustable threshold
  • Average or Peak power display
  • 100 mw resolution below 10 watts
  • Two formats: Large digits with Forward Power and SWR with fast bar graphs
  • Smaller digits with Forward and Reverse Power and SWR, all with fast bar graphs
  • Battery powered or 11-15 volt DC external power
  • Assemble in 30-45 minutes, all ‘through-hole’ parts
  • Options include a beautiful Lexan cabinet by W8FGU and a 3’ cable to connect to Elecraft’s W1 or W2

Details about Ham Central Terminal

LCD Display The HCT displays text that has been decoded by your KX3 and K3 in CW, RTTY, and PSK modes on a 80 character LCD display. An additional 400 characters can be viewed by scrolling up and down in the display, while new characters are still being stored.  The LCD is sunlight readable and has an adjustable backlight for night ops.  It will  run outdoors for over 20 hours on an internal 9 volt battery.
Keyboard The HCT uses a standard PC keyboard to enable you to send text in CW, RTTY, and PSK modes as well as to control the HCT.   The keyboard can be used to create, edit, and store up to ten 80 character messages that are accessed via the Function keys on the keyboard for immediate transmission. These messages can be stacked to make even longer messages.   The keyboard can be used to create, edit and store up to ten 80 character rig macros for controlling the KX3 and K3.  For example, a rig macro can instantly change band, frequency, mode, filters, power, etc. without touching any controls on the rig.
(Keyboard not included, must have PS-2 connector).
Logging functions The HCT has a logging function with a real time clock to time/date stamp up to 1200 QSOs.   The frequency and mode are automatically added by polling the rig.  A call sign feature allows you to enter a call sign that not only goes into the log, but will insert itself into a message anywhere you place a “!”, similar to popular contest logging programs.   Text can be entered to add QSO details. The log data is exported to a PC in the standard ADIF format using an HCT Utility application.  The HCT can be used as a stand-alone portable logging device, with or without a KX3 or K3.
Instant QSY An instant QSY command on the keyboard allows the direct entry of any frequency and mode.
Paddle-only operation (no keyboard) The HCT can be used without a keyboard to send CW, RTTY, and PSK text by using a CW paddle.  The decoded text will still display on the HCT’s LCD when a paddle is used, with scrolling enabled using the Mode 1 button.  Pre-stored messages can be selected and sent using the Mode 2 button when using a paddle, perfect for CQing and contesting.
On Screen Help   The HCT has an on screen Help display that shows every available command in a scrollable list, so you can leave the manual at home.

Thanks guys for the very nice local Ham meeting. Realy looking for the next one.

Marco W0/PE2MC


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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 26th August 2013

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For those who like to chase DX 🙂

From the 27th of Juli till 10 August i will be on holliday in Colorado. Kelly N0VD invited me to come over. First i had to think it over to see if it is possible.

I’ve got kids and a Wife that has to agree with this holliday.

We discuss it a lot on sky and msn to see in wich time secment it can be done. Also his girl friend agreed with my visited…



About 300 qso’s are made. If you like to have the Qsl card. It can be send direct or via the Bureau.

Here some pictures form the area in Wooland Park. Real amazing is Pikes Peak. If you there you realy need to go up that mountain.

P1010316 P1010327 P1010320 P1010316

A special thanks to Kelly and Christine for there hospitality. Its been a great 14 days. And i will be back someday.!!



73″ and till PJ2T in Oktober.


W0/PE2MC Marco

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 7th May 2013


Category: News, Station ,Amature

A well known group of DX’ers say that they are working on getting permission to operate from North Korea which is the most wanted DXCC entity in the world. Amateur Radio
Newsline’s Cheryl Lasek, K9BIK, reports:

The Intrepid-DX Group, in partnership with the World-Wide DX Group says that for the past four years that they have been working with professionals in the business and tourism industries who are actively doing business in North Korea.

In a widely circulated press statement the organizations note that they have prepared a comprehensive, multi-faceted proposal, which has been delivered it to the North Korean officials via their emissary located in Chinese. Also that several members of the combined groups leadership and advisory team have made multiple visits to the region and are advising the overall groups accordingly.

The DXers say that they are using the same techniques that were successful in opening up Kurdistan, the South Sudan and Yemen to DXpedition activity. They add that they are leveraging their ideas and contacts towards the goal of a major DXpedition over a four week period from within the North Korea border. As we go to air, no date for such an operation to take place has even been speculated.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Cheryl Lasek, K9BIK, in
Zion, Illinois.

Bron: AR Newsline

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 7th May 2013

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ylday2013-150x117On 18 and 19 May, is “The Day of the YL’s” held for the 3rd time. This weekend is intended to give and get all the female colleagues in the air to have a chat. Opportunity to all women of radio amateurs around the world Of course, all OM are also invited to participate. Part in this contest

The contest will be held from May 18 to May 19 at 06:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC contains only the primary HF bands place, though there will be this year for the first local activities take place on the 2-meter band. The modes CW, SSB and RTTY are allowed and the exchange is YL or OM.


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