My name is César, with callsign EA8CXN since 2011.
Until 2019 I have been active in different HF bands, enjoying communications with all parts of the world.
In January 2019, after long time reading and studying, I decided to start operating in higher bands, due to the possibilities that being surrounded by ocean allows. I am located on the island of Tenerife, on the IL18SK locator.
With a small 3 elements cubical quad I began to operate VHF, with the assistance the tropospheric ducting propagation I was able to make my first communications with England, Ireland, Galicia, Portugal … I liked it! and was excited, patience is rewarded with contacts never dreamed before.
When I experienced my first sporadic on VHF I trembled with excitement, seeing many stations from Germany, Belgium on the radio, it is an experience that I never will forget.
After this stage, I began to assemble equipment for UHF and SHF, currently 432 Mhz, 1.2 Ghz and 2.4Ghz.
Since then, I mainly operate in these bands, on DX, on LEO satellites, such as the QO-100, a delight and a privilege that radio amateurs have today.
My current station consists of:
- 6el cubical quad for 144 Mhz
- 6el cubical quad for 70 cm
- 50cm dish + 3el yagi 1.2Ghz
- 1 m dish for 2.3Ghz
- 1.1m offset dish + 4 turns Hélix 2.4Ghz/10Ghz QO-100
- Yaesu FT-991
- ICOM IC-970H
- ICOM IC-820H
- Telecom 500W 144 Mhz LDMOS
- Telecom 500W 432 Mhz LDMOS
- Telecom 150W 1.2 Ghz LDMOS
- Nokia UTMS for 2.3/2.4Ghz LDMOS
- SG-LAB 1.2Ghz
- SG-Lab 2.4Ghz
- Yaesu G-450C + Arduino K3NG
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