PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 369


Friends, a good health is what I wish to you, your family and friends,  i hope all your good wishes in 2015 be fulfilled



This is to let you know that I'm QRV in CW on HF during 2 up to 29 January 2015

for the 7th time as "K3Y DX Operations from the Netherlands" with the Callsign PH6SKCC #5031 see:

The winning QSL card design will fitted with my special event callsign see:

30 & 31 January 2015 QRV in this event as CW Operator of the Dutch Old Timer Club OTC with the Callsign PI4OTC #5315
On request also as CW Operator of RAG with the Callsign PI4RAG #5624 Or as PA3CLQ skcc #2765
See for Day, Time & QRG.

Hope to work you all.

73 Jan P. PH6SKCC / PA3CLQ



K3Y--the Birth of SKCC

If you're curious how SKCC came about, here's the actual QRZ thread where in it happened.

Look for post #51 at the top of page 6.

Enjoy & happy K3Y.

Steve SKCC #8



I have been practicing on my sending,,,,,,,,,,

but I find myself getting heavy fisted and hitting hard.

I lighten things up but as I concentrate on sending, I go back to being heavy fisted and then my hand and arm get tired.

Can anyone offer any suggestions on how to correct this?

MV Joe, N0PME SlowSpeedWireGroup


I found that I was doing completely wrong.

I will be re-arranging my desk to and relocating my key.

In the future I intend to upgrade to a bug and learn how to send all over again.

Thanks again, 73 Joe


Technique Of Hand Sending (1944) at:

Warren McFarland


DKARS Magazine januari 2015


Beste mede amateur, 
De Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society is een stichting die de belangen wenst te behartigen van ALLE radioamateurs binnen het gehele Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. 
De DKARS doet niet aan copyright en het staat een ieder vrij om deze link aan zoveel mogelijk radiovrienden door te sturen. 
DKARS Magazine verschijnt 1x per maand en wij stellen het uiteraard op prijs als je ook (radio amateur gerelateerde) bijdrages wilt leveren. 
Namens de Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society wens ik je veel leesplezier nadat je op deze link hebt geklikt:

73, namens de DKARS

Peter de Graaf 
Secretaris DKARS 


See Fig. 9 on page 20 in this magazine a simple implementation of de Wullenweber monopole antenna.

See for details part 1 at:

73, PA3CLQ


Hi everyone,
The December issue of the club's newsletter "RagChew" is on the web at the SKCC homepage.

Great stories, adventures and pictures can be found in the 20 pages of the newsletter..check it out!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, lots of SKCC QSOs and great DX!


73, Ted K8AQM, Editor


QSP PA3CLQ page 2 from:


The History of Amateur Radio by Cliff KU4GW

Cliff KU4GW (652), ran across a very interesting article, “The History of Amateur Radio.”

The article can be downloaded as a 99 page pdf file at:

This is a great article and really gives an insight into the history of our hobby.

Thanks Cliff for passing this along!


Nice Transceivers

This will be my forth year in a row using a vintage station in the ARRL Straight Key Night 

I'll be rock bound on 40 meters.

John KN5L


CW Ringtones

A while back on the reflector several members wanted to put cw ringtones on their phones. The

web page here will give you the program to add ringtones to your Android phones. I don’t know if it

will work for Iphones. It creates a .wav file to email and save to your phone.  Oeps is Under construction

QSP PA3CLQ page 7 from:


Dear Friends take a look at the nice website of the International Independent CW Club: CQCW from Russia.

73, Jan P. PA3CLQ CQCW #239


Another "Solid ORT" photo

Tower at Shattuc, Illinois in 1920s.

If you look carefully the sign says at the bottom "Solid ORT" .... 
The mail has been hung in its crane with care .... 
73, Skip Posted by: Skip Luke



Not all of me will die - - - The good I do will live forever.



Hello friends,
Received a message from Lino - IZ0DDD, pictures of (one of (3clq)) his sideswipers 
Lino is an ex Radio Officer, he got the Russian KDM key as a present from 2 fellow R/O while his ship was docked in Cuba in the early 1970's.
2nd key is the Maniflex made by Alberto - I1QOD, Lino fell in love with this wonderful sideswiper and made a video:

I invited Lino to join the fun on the air, hope he will soon show up.
Have nice days folks, BCNU.

73, Yann, F5LAW



My simple website about Gigantic DF-Antennas

Part 1 "DF-Antenna Wullenweber Array"

Part 2 "DF-Antenna USSR Variants"

Part 3 "DF-Antenna USA Variants"

Next Part 4 "USSR OTHRA DUGA 1,2 & 3" at: