I was born on March 29, 1948, in Baranya, in the place of Suza near Beli
Manastir (9A), where I graduated the first four classes of my secondary school.
The next three years I attended in Batina and, at last, the eight class I
graduated in Bezdan. After unsuccessful career in the Gymnasium of Sombor,
the fate took me into the world of electricity.
I had had no contact with Amateur Radio till I came to Army (1967), where I
met Andon Upcev, YU4VEM now YU5D, an excellent teacher, who infected me with the wonderful amateur world. In very short time I managed to work Morse and to
give my C class examination in the YU4AVW club, in Tuzla (Bosnia-Hercegovina
E7). Beside the knowledge on amateur radio traffic, I got some knowledge on installation and
reparation various radio sets in use there.
In Sombor, 1969, I managed to get my B amateur class and started DXing with
my home made rigs, under the callsign YU1NWJ. During 1973, I bought my first
factory made shortwave transceiver; that was Yaesu FT-101, which is still in
use today. In 1976, in front of Laza Isakov, YU1NGO, and others, I managed
to get the highest amateur class - class A. Still having been active on the amateur radio, I started loving one more
amateur thing - amateur radio direction finding. This activity commenced
with two HF ARDF receivers, given as a present from the Baja radio club
(Hungary) 1973. Since the next year up to these days, I have never missed to
take part in ARDF competitions organized by SRJ. I won many times in the SRV
range competitions, but also many times in SRJ championships, and since 1978
I have taken part in many international competitions as a member of SRJ team. My best successes were achieved together with Brano Brajovic and Drago
Petrovic, in the category Older seniors. On WORLD ARDF in Sarajevo 1986, as well
as in Beatenberg (Switzerland) 1986, we won the third place and bronze medals. My best personal success was the first place on VHF, on the big
international competition ih Chechoslowakia 1989.
I am still active with my radio station and, in recent time, more and more I
am using digital mode communication. Beside the packet radio for which I am
using a separate computer, I love to work PSK31, SSTV and, most of all, RTTY. With RTTY, I was one of the first YU operators, starting as early
1975. I often won very high places in the world wide competitions - the
first, the second, the third (WAE, BARTG, ARRL, CARTG, OKDX...). For RTTY, I am
using software WRITELOG. For the DXCC list - I have worked:
Mixed 439, Phone 336, CW 339, RTTY 334 countries.
Recently, I am retired, so that I have free time to run, keeping my physical
condition high, what is important for participation in ARDF activities.
During these trainings, I met
marathon runners, who persuaded me to try in
their races. Successfully, I run out 110 half-marathons 21.1 km - in Sombor, Novi Sad, Beograd, and Podgorica with best time achieved
1:43,39. I have 14 times full marathon 42.197 m. - my best
results : 4h 18 min 31 sec. In 2015. y. running my first ultramarathon,
from Osijek (CRO) to Apatin (SRB) 52.3 km. 6:03:24 .
In the Digital
Journal in the January 1996 issue.
ARHIVSKI MATERIJAL YU7KMN
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