Hello dear (X)YL & OM, my name is Pasquale.
I’m living in Aachen. It is near the Dutch and Belgian border. ITU Zone 28 CQ Zone 14, DOK G01
First licenced in Belgium with the call ON2BFU (novice class, only 144 Mhz), later i got the call ON1DLB (HAREC certificate,only VHF and higher bands) and years later ON4DLB when the CW practice was not longer neccesary to operate at HF bands and used this call till i moved to Germany in 2006.
QRT till the summer of 2012 when I picked up the hobby again with the call DC4CP.
My radio´s are: Yaesu FT-817ND most used for portable/mobile use when I’m on short vacation.
Easter 2019 on the beach from Riva, Sestri-Levante, using 1/4 wave Vertical for 20 meter and 3 * 1/4 wave wires on 20 meter +Yaesu FT-817 with LDG Z-817 Tuner.
The loop-antenna gives almost the same results as the 1/4 wave antenna.
Kenwood TS-2000X used only at home.
Icom IC-7300 and IC-9700 covering with two radios the same as the TS-2000X, just 70 Mhz is missing.
Older Yaesu FT-901DM because i like the warm sound this radio makes.