Projects, Contesting

Amateur Radio


Amateur Radio Station KM6Z. I am in Amateur radio since 1961. 1965 - 1968 - operator of club station UB5KQV, Technical school of radio electronics, Lvov, Ukraine.

In 1966 designed SSB transmitter, had fun. That time there were less than 20 SSB stations in Ukraine. But any way my favor mode was and is CW.

I was first licensed in 1971 as UB5BAV. My station at that time was home made transceiver and the simplest antennas. The first SSB station in oblast 076. Since 1992 used call UY5BZ.

Since 1999 I live in USA. I was licensed in 2000 as KG6ERO, now KM6Z. In ham radio my priority is – contesting, cw and sometimes rtty.


Station: The main operating station consists of an Yaesu FT-1000D,  fully loaded with filters and Inrad mods, included roofing filter. Timewave DSP-599zx.

The second station is Yaesu FT-920, fully loaded with filters.

SO2R - K3s/10K + KXPA100  + FT-920 +

micro KEYER 2R+ controller. + Comet H422


Photography as a hobby. Cameras: Sony Alpha 77, Alpha 55, RX-100 IV. Lenses: SAL1650, Vario-Sonnar DT 3,5-4,5/16-80 ZA, SAL50F18, SAL35F18, SAL55300, Sony HVL-F58AM.

The third station consists of Elecraft KX3, Elecraft KXPA100 Amplifier. Elecraft KX3 fully loaded.

MFJ 926 Antenna tuner, MFJ-949E Antenna tuner, Elecraft T1 Automatic Antenna Tuner, SARK-110 Antenna Analyser.

Antennas: The main antenna is Comet H-422, 4 band dipole, Deluxe Buddipole Package - Long Version & Accessories, Spiderbeam HD 12m fibreglass pole, Aluminium Telescopic Mast 10m.

Computers: iMac 27", MacBook Pro 15" late 2016, Mini iMac Server, Dell WorkStation M4300. Software: WinTest,, WriteLog, N1MM+, RUMlogNG.


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