For training radio operation the call sign DN2SP was assigned to me.

My Echolink-Station DL7SP-L (564465) is on 144.950 MHz with 9 watts at an X-300 Diamond-Antenna

Station: Elecraft K3
FT-897 D
Linear: Acom 2000A
Ant: Mosley TA-34 XL
Kelemen Dipol DPKA-8040
VHF: IC-260 E / FT-73R
Ant: Diamond X-300
WY208 8-Element Yagi
Name: Holger
QTH: Wald-Michelbach
QTH-Locator: JN 49 JO
Zone: WAZ14
DOK: F50
OV Überwald

On 04. May 1973 in Berlin I made the license for the (then) class C and got the callsign DC 7 JM.

In the months after that, I learned telegraphy - necessary to get the license class A. After successful completion of the CW-examination, I received at 12. March 1974 the A license and my callsign DL 7 SP was assigned. After a year of trouble-free operation, these A license then went on in the time of his highest class B license.
Under my callsign DL7SP I'm mostly active on shortwave and SSB.

So I got the DXCC (# 7690) in SSB after about two years on 24. August 1976 (date with sticker for 220 DXCC countries) and awarded on 21. May 1979 the WAE I (No. 230) in 2xSSB telephony.

In addition to the activity of my QTH, I participated in several DX-expeditions. So, for example, 1976 Monaco (3AøHL) and 1981 Isle of Man (GD5DLW). Well as numerous visits and activities at the ITU in Geneva under 4U1ITU and in Liechtenstein rather than DL7SP/HBø and a second operator at DL7RT/HBø.

From 1976 to 1982 I was chairman of the DARC local association Berlin-Wilmersdorf (D11) and since April 2008 I'm chairman of the DARC local association Überwald (F50).

Due to QRL and QTH change, I was for many years very little and often not even QRV. Only from time to time in packet radio or occasionally on 2 meters SSB.

For some years now I'm back with new equipment and swing involved and the hope that I also have a little more time for the amateur radio hobby and the DXing on shortwave.

My good old Drake TR-4C, has accompanied me for many years, has now had its day and in its place are now available for the shortwave bands an Elecraft K3, an ICOM IC-7700 and a Yaesu FT-897D in the shack. In "stubborn cases" gives an ACOM 2000A little more emphasis.

For SSB-connections on 2 meters my reliable old IC-260E is still in use. He now has almost 30 years under his belt and still comes from my Berlin time. He is supported by a Microset SR-200 PA which can make about 200 watts of output power from its 10 watts when required.

In FM I'm on 2m and 70cm with the Kenwood TM-D710E QRV with whom I also run APRS.


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