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Op: MILAN

QTH: Jezero JN75fx, SLOVENIA

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To celebrate the first 30 years (1974 - 2004) of my radio-amateur activity I decided to create this web page. I hope you'll find something interesting for you here. This page is dedicated to my friends from Radio club “ElektronBrežice - YU3ACP, now S59ACP.

December, 2003

 

It has been 42 years since I became licensed amateur radio operator in 1974. The DXing bug bit me and I’m still not cured.  What a great hobby!

Last updated in December, 2016

 

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Index of contents:

* Biography

* QSL info

* QSL card gallery

* Photo gallery

* Awards

* Links

 


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Biography

Hello dear visitor! My name is MILAN. I was born on March 25th, 1960 in Brežice, Slovenia (at that time Yugoslavia). My radio amateur's path started at the age of thirteen in 1973. I was in the eighth grade when my elmer Tone Hribernik, S52MA (ex. YU3UHA), came to our primary school and organized a course for radio-amateurs . On June 13th, 1974 a few friends of mine (Bogdan  Barbič, Tomi Kastner S52TK (YU3TOL), YL Neda Pečnik and myself passed the “IIIrd class” exam. After that I worked for 6 years as an operator on a club station YU3ACP (now S59ACP) in Brežice, Slovenia. We were allowed to work low power on 80 and 40 meters and on VHF and we were obligated to do at least 80 CW QSOs a year. At first we worked on a home made HF "SSB transceiver" and used wire antennas - a dipole for 80 m and a W3DZZ. Later on we got an Yaesu FT101E.

Even though the working conditions were poor, this was the time when I met a lot of good friends and really enjoyed my hobby. Let me mention just some of them from the “famous” YU3ACP team beside those of course whom I mentioned before: s.k. Vlado Pucko S52PT (YU3TRA), Ciril Medvešček, Ronald Kleč, Veko Krahulec, Ivan Kovačič S52UK (YU3UKP), (X)YL Mojca Barbič (Planinc) S51RX (YU3TRX, YU3RX), (X)YL Damjanka Kovačič (Barbič), Sašo Planinc (YU3TRY, YU3RY), Drago Deržič S51XA (YU3UDZ, YU3XA), Slavko Hafner S51YI (YU3TEL, YU3YI), Goran Šalamon, YL Marta Božič, Janko Knific S51NT, Dušan Dukič S52DD (YU3TGU), Dušan - Dule Kostrevc S52NR, Oleg Mamilovič, Marjan Zupančič (YU3HHS), Boris Čelik S57A (YU3TGN, YU3AN), Branko TucovičTuco YU3TBF, Miloš Prijatelj YU3HAQ, Bojan Ivnik YU3UAQ, s.k. Zvone Molan YU3TUO, Vito Molan YU3TUD, Jože Uhan YU3TUG... and many more. You can see that some of my YL friends later took my OM friends’ last names. I really wonder how could this happen ;) .

In 1980 I passed my "B class" exam and got my personal call sign YU3TEX. With this exam I also earned access to the higher frequency bands (20, 15 and 10 mtrs). I got me my first own radio station - an used Trio TS-510 , built in 1969. In 1984 I moved to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Due to a change of the rules in 1988 I was forced to change my call sign again to a 2 letter suffix call YT3KY. In 1990 I moved to a small village called Jezero (The Lake) in the vicinity (10 kilometers south) of Ljubljana where I still live. In 1991 Slovenia won its independence and a year later I got my present call sign S55DX.

In all these years there were ups and downs in my activity, but in 2003 I finally took time to boost my activity again. Since then I’m on the air almost daily. Now days I’m QRV from 160m to 70cm, but HF DXing is still my first and greatest love.

Looking forward to a new 60m band in 2017. See you on the air.

 


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QSL Information

 

* I am a member of the Zveza radioamaterjev Slovenije (Association of Radio Amateurs of Slovenia) since 1974, so you can send me your QSL card via S5 bureau.

 

 

* If you are in a hurry, please send me your card with a SAE and $2 to my postal address :

 

 

MILAN STOJILJKOVIĆ

JEZERO 135

SI-1352   PRESERJE

SLOVENIA

 

I do NOT send QSL cards for each QSO, but 100% answer every card I receive.

 

All cards received direct without sufficient return postage will be answered via the bureau. Sufficient return postage is $2. Please do not send IRCs, unless there is no other way!

 

I upload my logs to eQSL.cc, LotW and QRZ.com. Try it, it’s fun and it’s free.

 

 

E-mail:

 s55dx@hotmail.com

 

Web pages:

http://www.qsl.net/s55dx

www.qrz.com/s55dx

 


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My QSL card gallery:

 

* YU3ACP

 

* YU3TEX

 

* YT3KY

 

* S55DX

 


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* YU3ACP

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* YU3TEX

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* YT3KY

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*     S55DX

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Photo gallery

* YU3ACP (nw S59ACP) team

* TS-510 line

* IC-746PRO line

* AL-572 linear amplifier

* FT-2000

* My present shack FTDX5000

* Antennas

 

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* YU3ACP

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This is how it all started for me in 1973/4. Tone S52MA (YU3UHA), YL Neda and YL Silva with a couple of CB walkie-talkies in their hands and me, S55DX.

 

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Dušan S52DD (YU3TGU), Slavko S51YI (YU3TEL), YL Marta (YU3ACP), YL Mojca S51RX (YU3TRX) and me S55DX (YU3TEX).

 

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Tomi S52TK (YU3TOL), Bogdan YU3ACP, Drago S51XA (YU3UDZ)  and myself on top of the Mt. Triglav (the highest peak in Slovenia 2864 m ASL) in 1981.

 

 

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We were very thirsty when we climbed off the mountain. From left ro right Tomi S52TK (YU3TOL), Milan S55DX (YU3TEX), Drago S51XA (YU3UDZ) and Bogdan YU3ACP.

 

 

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Sašo S51RY (YU3TRY), YL Mojca S51RX (YU3TRX) and Marjan (YU3HHS) in 1983.

 

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* Trio TS-510 line (1982-2003)

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External VFO-5D, TS-510 transceiver and PS-510 power supply

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* Icom IC-746PRO line (2003-2008)

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IC-21 external speaker, IC-746PRO transceiver, PS-125 power supply


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* Ameritron AL-572 (since 2003)

 

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1,3 kW linear amplifier by Ameritron

 

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in line with  an ICOM IC-746PRO.


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* Yaesu FT-2000 (2008-2015)

Yaesu FT-2000 (NS roofing filter, SP-2000 speaker, MTU-160)

Ameritron AL-572 (4 x  572b) and an Amplitec UG:6-100/1000 (GS31b) amplifiers

 Backup and V/UHF RIG is a Yaesu FT-897D.

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* My present shack

Main RIG is Yaesu FTDX5000MP with SP-2000 speaker and MTU-160 micro tuning unit.

Ameritron AL-572 (4 x  572b) with MFJ-998 InelliTuner and an Amplitec UG:6-100/1000 (GS31b) amplifiers.

 Backup, mobile and V/UHF RIG is Yaesu FT-897D with LDG AT-897Plus antenna tuner

SOTA: Elecraft KX3, Wouxun KG-UV2D

 

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* Antennas

DHF-6 a 4 element 6 band yagi antenna for 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters on top of the 15m (50 ft) tilt-over tower.

Guying is provided by a twin inverted V dipole for 80 and 40 meters.

 For 160 and 75m bands I use a Kelemen shortened (l=48m) trapped dipole in Z shape. Apex at 13m.

 6m antenna is a 7 element DUAL Super Yagi (9m boom)

V/UHF antenna is a Diamond X-300

Mobile antenna ATAS-120

SOTA: HF - Wonder Wand Wide-Bander; V/UHF - Diamond X-30


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Awards

* DXCC

* VUCC

* 5BDXCC

* DXCC Challenge

* WAE Top

* eZ40

* eWAS

 

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* DXCC

DXCC, 300 countries awarded on LoTW

 

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* VUCC

VUCC, 300 grid squares on 6m awarded on LoTW

 

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* 5BDXCC

5BDXCC – Five band DXCC (80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m) plus additional 160, 30, 17 and 12m bands.

All confirmed on LotW.

 

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* DXCC Challenge

DXCC Challenge, 1500 band-countries awarded on LoTW

 

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* WAE Top

WAE Top plaque (70 WAE countries, 300 band slots)

 

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* eZ40

eZ40 – All 40 CQ Zones confirmed on eQSL.cc

 

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* eWAS

eWAS – all 50 USA states confirmed on eQSL.cc in SSB mode

 

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Links:

Places

* Brežice            

* Ljubljana   

* Jezero         

* Slovenia   

Ham radio

* S59ACP  (ex YU3ACP) my Radio Club

* Zveza radioamaterjev Slovenije (Association of Radio Amateurs of Slovenia)

* www.qrz.com/s55dx my QRZ.com site

Other

* Odtis HRM – Human Resource Management, Consulting, Coaching, Workshops

* House of Design  - Interior Design

* Opremisidom.com - Furniture