ON2PCO

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Name:Paul
QTH:3770 Riemst
Country:Belgium
Grid:JO20TT
 
Web: http://www.ON2PCO.be
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Paul Coonen
Bolderstraat 84
3770 Riemst
Belgium
 
Licensed since:2005
Born:1961
ITU: 27
CQ:14
 
  
  
   
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Biography of ON2PCO

a Dutchman in Belgium, how it all started and some history :

I got interested in radio at the age of 10 when my father bought my brother and me a pair of walki-talkies. I 'enhanced' these toys by using an enormous amount of copper wire as a 'super'-antenna. Due to the 'DX'-effect (HI) - the number of stations I was able to work with increased 10 times - I got infected by the radio virus which never left me since. 1975 - 1977 : my 'real' CB-time

I got in contact with HAM radio in 1978 via my neighbour Hans - PE1AAY, who, at that time, operated a 2m station (Kenwood TR7200G/VFO-30G + 14 elements Parabeam) from within his shack, which was situated in the basement

1978 : SWL-station (NL5944 - VERON). RX-equipment at that time a Cuna SR9 (2m FM-receiver, which I modified for SSB-reception), Grundig Satellit 1400 (HF receiver), home-made inverted-V dipole and an 8-elements 2m yagi

1980 : I developed the 'NL-5944 Morse Tutor + Decoder' for the Commodore-64 computer which I sold numerous times

1981 - 1982 : radio-operator in the Dutch army

1989 - 2001 : HAM-'spirit' at a lower level due to a lot of studying

2001 - 2005 : more active as a SWL (again)

2005 : I passed my exam in Brussels and became ON2PCO

2005 : my callsign changed to ON3PCO and since that time also qrv on HF

2010 : my callsign changed again to ON2PCO (class : B / Intermediate)

 

Equipment

HF + 50 MHz + VHF (2m) : Icom IC-7400 including the Heil Pro-Set Elite (headset), Icom SM-20 (desktop microphone) and Icom SP-21 (speaker)

VHF/UHF (2m/70cm) : Kenwood TM-V71E (dual band receive (vv/vu/uu), full duplex, cross band repeat, echolink, data mode)

VHF/UHF (2m/70cm) : Alinco DJ596E-MkII handheld transceiver, fully equiped with CTCSS and DCS. Due to the standard TCXO, the transceiver is very stable. I use the handheld mostly during hiking and mobile-operation

Some add-ons : Daiwa CN-101L SWR & Power Meter (1.8 - 150 MHz, Cross Needle), Daiwa CN-103L SWR & Power Meter (140 - 525 MHz, Cross Needle), the classic Junker DBGM-Key and the Comet CAT-273 (2m + 70cm antenna tuner)

PSU : Diamond GSV3000 DC-regulated Power Supply (max. 30A).

Former equipment :

HF : Kenwood TS-120V SSB-transceiver including the Kenwood VFO-120 (2nd. VFO), Kenwood PS-20 (DC Power Supply), Kenwood SP-120 (Speaker) and Kenwood AT-200 (Antenna Tuner).

VHF : Kenwood TR-9000 2m All Mode Transceiver including the Kenwood BO-9 System Base.

A few pictures of the equipment and shack can be viewed via the 'My Shack'-button on the main page or by clicking here.

Antennas

HF : Fritzel FD4 Windom for 10-80m. This is a so called Off-Centre-Fed antenna, about 41.65 m long (location : in the attic). Because the space in the attic is (rather) limited, the FD4 is partly shaped like an Inverted-V : about 2 times 6 meters in a 110-degree angle and the rest of it is 'folded' horizontally on the both (long) sides of the attic. Though these antenna-conditions are not superb, so far I've been able to work stations all over Europe, Russia, parts of Africa, United States, Canada, the Middle-East, parts of South America, Australia and New Zealand. I'm glad it is working so well !

VHF/UHF #1 : 9 elements yagi, vertically polarized, bearing 25 degrees (location : in the attic). This (home-made, DK7ZB) antenna is used mainly for local QSO's.

VHF/UHF #2 : 9 elements yagi, horizontally polarized, bearing 292,5 degrees (location : in the attic). When propagations are right, I hope to engage a few (more) stations from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

VHF/UHF (mobile) : JWX-window antenna for mobile use, made by PA0JWX.

Source Activity Date time
RBN DX de OL7M-#: 14055.1 ON2PCO CW 9 dB 16 WPM CQ 0958Z 2017-07-24 09:58:37
RBN DX de HA1VHF-#: 14055.0 ON2PCO CW 7 dB 16 WPM CQ 0958Z 2017-07-24 09:58:27
RBN DX de OH8WW-#: 14055.1 ON2PCO CW 4 dB 16 WPM CQ 0958Z 2017-07-24 09:58:08
RBN DX de SK3W-#: 14055.0 ON2PCO CW 10 dB 13 WPM CQ 0957Z 2017-07-24 09:57:31
RBN DX de EI7HQB-#: 14055.1 ON2PCO CW 22 dB 13 WPM CQ 0957Z 2017-07-24 09:57:29
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 14055.1 ON2PCO CW 30 dB 13 WPM CQ 0957Z 2017-07-24 09:57:04
RBN DX de HB9BXE-#: 14055.0 ON2PCO CW 21 dB 13 WPM CQ 0957Z 2017-07-24 09:57:03
RBN DX de HB9JCB-#: 14055.0 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 13 WPM CQ 0957Z 2017-07-24 09:57:03
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 14055.0 ON2PCO CW 26 dB 13 WPM CQ 0957Z 2017-07-24 09:57:01
RBN DX de F5RRS-#: 14055.2 ON2PCO CW 16 dB 13 WPM CQ 0957Z 2017-07-24 09:57:01
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 14024.7 ON2PCO CW 29 dB 17 WPM CQ 0955Z 2017-07-24 09:55:38
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 14024.6 ON2PCO CW 28 dB 16 WPM CQ 0955Z 2017-07-24 09:55:38
RBN DX de SV3EXP-#: 14014.7 ON2PCO CW 3 dB 22 WPM CQ 1131Z 2017-07-22 11:31:20
RBN DX de M0VSE-#: 14014.5 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 21 WPM CQ 1130Z 2017-07-22 11:30:58
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 14014.6 ON2PCO CW 23 dB 21 WPM CQ 1130Z 2017-07-22 11:30:56
RBN DX de SK3W-#: 14014.5 ON2PCO CW 5 dB 21 WPM CQ 1130Z 2017-07-22 11:30:55
RBN DX de LZ7AA-#: 14014.5 ON2PCO CW 15 dB 21 WPM CQ 1130Z 2017-07-22 11:30:55
RBN DX de SK3GW-#: 14014.5 ON2PCO CW 9 dB 21 WPM CQ 1130Z 2017-07-22 11:30:53
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 14014.5 ON2PCO CW 34 dB 21 WPM CQ 1130Z 2017-07-22 11:30:53
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 14042.0 ON2PCO CW 36 dB 18 WPM CQ 1129Z 2017-07-22 11:29:43
RBN DX de SV3EXP-#: 14026.2 ON2PCO CW 5 dB 19 WPM CQ 1128Z 2017-07-22 11:28:15
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 14026.1 ON2PCO CW 19 dB 18 WPM CQ 1127Z 2017-07-22 11:27:46
RBN DX de G4MKP-#: 14026.1 ON2PCO CW 24 dB 19 WPM CQ 1127Z 2017-07-22 11:27:10
RBN DX de SK3GW-#: 14026.0 ON2PCO CW 7 dB 17 WPM CQ 1126Z 2017-07-22 11:26:28
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 14026.0 ON2PCO CW 33 dB 18 WPM CQ 1126Z 2017-07-22 11:26:28
RBN DX de SK3W-#: 14026.0 ON2PCO CW 11 dB 17 WPM CQ 1126Z 2017-07-22 11:26:25
RBN DX de LZ7AA-#: 14026.0 ON2PCO CW 18 dB 17 WPM CQ 1126Z 2017-07-22 11:26:24
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 28071.1 ON2PCO CW 17 dB 16 WPM CQ 1123Z 2017-07-22 11:23:48
RBN DX de WZ7I-#: 14015.0 ON2PCO CW 19 dB 19 WPM CQ 1236Z 2017-04-01 12:36:05
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 14015.1 ON2PCO CW 11 dB 19 WPM CQ 1236Z 2017-04-01 12:36:04
RBN DX de SK3W-#: 14015.0 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 18 WPM CQ 1236Z 2017-04-01 12:36:03
RBN DX de LZ7AA-#: 14030.6 ON2PCO CW 8 dB 21 WPM CQ 1234Z 2017-04-01 12:34:16
DXC DX de ON2PCO: 21284.0 OT6M 1228Z 2017-03-26 12:28:00
DXC DX de DF1LON: 1922.9 ON2PCO 1940Z 2017-02-26 19:40:00
DXC DX de SP1MVG: 1865.0 ON2PCO TNZ QSO 1853Z 2017-02-24 18:53:00
RBN DX de DL9GTB-#: 7040.1 ON2PCO RTTY 16 dB 45 BPS CQ 2047Z 2017-01-15 20:47:27
RBN DX de S50ARX-#: 7010.3 ON2PCO CW 29 dB 22 WPM CQ 1525Z 2017-01-15 15:25:09
RBN DX de DK0TE-#: 3517.0 ON2PCO CW 4 dB 17 WPM CQ 1518Z 2017-01-15 15:18:52
RBN DX de DO4DXA-#: 3517.0 ON2PCO CW 13 dB 17 WPM CQ 1518Z 2017-01-15 15:18:44
RBN DX de DF7GB-#: 3517.0 ON2PCO CW 10 dB 17 WPM CQ 1518Z 2017-01-15 15:18:43
RBN DX de DF4UE-#: 3517.0 ON2PCO CW 7 dB 18 WPM CQ 1518Z 2017-01-15 15:18:41
RBN DX de WZ7I-3-#: 14030.6 ON2PCO CW 21 dB 18 WPM CQ 1144Z 2016-10-15 11:44:43
RBN DX de ES5PC-#: 14030.6 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 17 WPM CQ 1144Z 2016-10-15 11:44:32
RBN DX de DK0TE-#: 14030.6 ON2PCO CW 17 dB 17 WPM CQ 1144Z 2016-10-15 11:44:28
RBN DX de DF7GB-#: 3533.0 ON2PCO CW 5 dB 21 WPM CQ 1151Z 2016-10-02 11:51:54
RBN DX de HB9DCO-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 11 dB 20 WPM CQ 2310Z 2016-09-30 23:10:27
RBN DX de EA5WU-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 7 dB 19 WPM CQ 2310Z 2016-09-30 23:10:26
RBN DX de DL8LAS-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 9 dB 19 WPM CQ 2310Z 2016-09-30 23:10:13
RBN DX de F5RRS-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 31 dB 16 WPM CQ 2308Z 2016-09-30 23:08:25
RBN DX de DJ9IE-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 27 dB 15 WPM CQ 2308Z 2016-09-30 23:08:17
RBN DX de DQ8Z-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 5 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:48
RBN DX de SM6FMB-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 19 dB 13 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:44
RBN DX de DF4UE-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 6 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:43
RBN DX de ON5KQ-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:40
RBN DX de DO4DXA-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 19 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:38
RBN DX de HA6PX-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 18 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:35
RBN DX de DF7GB-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 23 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:34
RBN DX de DK9IP-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 11 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:34
RBN DX de DJ3AK-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 14 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:23
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 3508.0 ON2PCO CW 16 dB 14 WPM CQ 2307Z 2016-09-30 23:07:03
RBN DX de S50ARX-#: 7045.1 ON2PCO RTTY 15 dB 45 BPS CQ 1331Z 2016-09-25 13:31:39
RBN DX de F5RRS-#: 7045.2 ON2PCO RTTY 26 dB 45 BPS CQ 1331Z 2016-09-25 13:31:15
RBN DX de DK0TE-#: 14041.6 ON2PCO CW 28 dB 15 WPM CQ 1341Z 2016-08-07 13:41:52
RBN DX de S50ARX-#: 14041.6 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 14 WPM CQ 1341Z 2016-08-07 13:41:50
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 7026.0 ON2PCO CW 14 dB 12 WPM CQ 1149Z 2016-05-09 11:49:03
RBN DX de SK3W-#: 7026.0 ON2PCO CW 9 dB 12 WPM CQ 1149Z 2016-05-09 11:49:02
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 7018.5 ON2PCO CW 21 dB 15 WPM CQ 1531Z 2016-05-01 15:31:50
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 14030.5 ON2PCO CW 13 dB 16 WPM CQ 1505Z 2016-04-15 15:05:50
RBN DX de ES5PC-#: 14030.5 ON2PCO CW 11 dB 16 WPM CQ 1505Z 2016-04-15 15:05:44
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 14017.0 ON2PCO CW 20 dB 18 WPM CQ 1502Z 2016-04-15 15:02:11
RBN DX de S50ARX-#: 14017.0 ON2PCO CW 6 dB 19 WPM CQ 1501Z 2016-04-15 15:01:59
RBN DX de SM2IUF-#: 14049.1 ON2PCO CW 14 dB 16 WPM CQ 1524Z 2016-03-25 15:24:40
RBN DX de VE2WU-#: 14049.0 ON2PCO CW 22 dB 16 WPM CQ 1524Z 2016-03-25 15:24:32
RBN DX de ES5PC-#: 14049.1 ON2PCO CW 17 dB 16 WPM CQ 1524Z 2016-03-25 15:24:30
RBN DX de KM3T-#: 14049.0 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 16 WPM CQ 1524Z 2016-03-25 15:24:23
RBN DX de JE1SGH-#: 18093.1 ON2PCO CW 7 dB 17 WPM CQ 1153Z 2016-03-20 11:53:59
RBN DX de HA2KSD-#: 7008.7 ON2PCO CW 11 dB 26 WPM CQ 1137Z 2016-03-20 11:37:01
RBN DX de OK1IAK-#: 7015.0 ON2PCO CW 21 dB 26 WPM CQ 1134Z 2016-03-20 11:34:06
RBN DX de DF4UE-#: 3513.0 ON2PCO CW 8 dB 16 WPM CQ 2013Z 2016-03-18 20:13:42
RBN DX de SK3W-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 17 dB 15 WPM CQ 1849Z 2016-03-18 18:49:58
RBN DX de DJ3AK-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 8 dB 15 WPM CQ 1849Z 2016-03-18 18:49:52
RBN DX de ON5KQ-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 23 dB 15 WPM CQ 1849Z 2016-03-18 18:49:52
RBN DX de DQ8Z-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 17 dB 15 WPM CQ 1849Z 2016-03-18 18:49:51
RBN DX de DK0TE-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 15 dB 15 WPM CQ 1849Z 2016-03-18 18:49:46
RBN DX de DL9GTB-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 15 dB 17 WPM CQ 2053Z 2016-03-17 20:53:01
RBN DX de DQ8Z-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 7 dB 17 WPM CQ 2053Z 2016-03-17 20:53:01
RBN DX de SM6FMB-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 6 dB 17 WPM CQ 2052Z 2016-03-17 20:52:38
RBN DX de SE0X-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 17 WPM CQ 2052Z 2016-03-17 20:52:19
RBN DX de GW8IZR-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 17 WPM CQ 2051Z 2016-03-17 20:51:20
RBN DX de ON6ZQ-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 10 dB 17 WPM CQ 2051Z 2016-03-17 20:51:19
RBN DX de SM6FMB-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 7 dB 17 WPM CQ 2051Z 2016-03-17 20:51:18
RBN DX de DK0TE-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 10 dB 17 WPM CQ 2051Z 2016-03-17 20:51:13
RBN DX de F6IIT-#: 3510.0 ON2PCO CW 5 dB 18 WPM CQ 2051Z 2016-03-17 20:51:07
RBN DX de PA5FN-#: 3514.4 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 17 WPM CQ 1937Z 2016-03-17 19:37:14
RBN DX de DQ8Z-#: 3514.5 ON2PCO CW 13 dB 16 WPM CQ 1936Z 2016-03-17 19:36:38
RBN DX de SK3W-#: 3514.4 ON2PCO CW 16 dB 17 WPM CQ 1936Z 2016-03-17 19:36:37
RBN DX de DK0TE-#: 3514.4 ON2PCO CW 13 dB 16 WPM CQ 1936Z 2016-03-17 19:36:31
RBN DX de TF3Y-#: 18082.5 ON2PCO CW 12 dB 20 WPM CQ 1209Z 2016-01-16 12:09:34
RBN DX de SK2AT-#: 18082.5 ON2PCO CW 18 dB 20 WPM CQ 1209Z 2016-01-16 12:09:30
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 18082.5 ON2PCO CW 24 dB 20 WPM CQ 1209Z 2016-01-16 12:09:19
RBN DX de OH6BG-#: 18080.0 ON2PCO CW 27 dB 20 WPM CQ 1208Z 2016-01-16 12:08:20
RBN DX de DF4UE-#: 7028.0 ON2PCO CW 22 dB 26 WPM CQ 1918Z 2014-09-13 19:18:17
RBN DX de DL3KR-#: 7028.0 ON2PCO CW 24 dB 27 WPM CQ 1918Z 2014-09-13 19:18:15
RBN DX de F6IIT-#: 7028.1 ON2PCO CW 22 dB 26 WPM CQ 1918Z 2014-09-13 19:18:14
RBN DX de HB9DCO-#: 7028.0 ON2PCO CW 15 dB 27 WPM CQ 1918Z 2014-09-13 19:18:13
RBN DX de DL2CC-#: 7028.0 ON2PCO CW 24 dB 16 WPM CQ 1917Z 2014-09-13 19:17:56
RBN DX de ON6ZQ-#: 7028.0 ON2PCO CW 31 dB 16 WPM CQ 1917Z 2014-09-13 19:17:55
RBN DX de DJ9IE-#: 7028.0 ON2PCO CW 33 dB 16 WPM CQ 1917Z 2014-09-13 19:17:54
RBN DX de TF3Y-#: 7028.0 ON2PCO CW 20 dB 16 WPM CQ 1917Z 2014-09-13 19:17:42
RBN DX de VE2WU-#: 14070.7 ON2PCO BPSK 21 dB 31 BPS CQ 1305Z 2014-02-08 13:05:58
DXC DX de PD1AHM: 144320.0 ON2PCO Tnx qso Paul 73 2019Z 2013-12-09 20:19:00