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1) How did you get involved in Ham-radio and how many years are being a ham now?
When I was 12 years old a teacher in the middle school who was a "HAM" demonstrated his AM equipment
and from that moment a new world opened for me.
I had to wait to turn 18 years old to obtain my own license, because minors could not operate in that moment.
My call was CX3FL at that time in 1965 when living in Colonia city.
Later in 1972 I came to Montevideo and obtained CX7AF in 1972.
 
2) What attracted you the most in being a Ham-radio operator?
Well, I think that HF-radio seems like magic because with a Little rig, home built, I can reach the whole world.
I like to operate CW.
 
3) What is your favorite mode and/or band?
My favorite mode is CW, normally I transmit with an old key, Marconi 365-B, but in contest's I use a PC with CT program.
My favorite band is 40 meter, but I do operate 17 meter much too.
 
4) What equipment do you use?
At home I use an ICOM IC-728, outside a Kenwood TS-50s.
For local SSB operation an old Kenwood TS-130S.
On 10 meter, I like to operate a Realistic HTX-100 in the low power(QRP) position.
By misfortune, because the construction of my building I can`t set a tower and I do not have a beam aerial.
I operate only with dipoles,verticals and a wire 136 feet long end-fire.
 
5) Do you hold DXCC and what is the score?
Well, I have more than 100 countries with confirmation but I never applied for DXCC, possibly in the future.
 
6) What has been your most memorable story related to Ham-radio so far?
It always surprises me that I can break a hard pile-up with a QRP-rig and my poor antenna, it's really magic!
 
7) Do you think CW had it's best time since you don't need it anymore to get a license?
I think that CW is necessary by order and good habits of operation.
 
8) How would you explain our hobby to someone not familiar with Ham-radio?
I am a member of lu-escuelas ( see: www.lu-escuelas.com.ar</A> ) group and we install Ham-radio equipment in
classroom's to explain this hobby to common people and to make demonstrations and "live" transmissions.
Generally I explain the radio in comparison with another hobby, like photography.
 
9) Do you have other hobby's besides Ham-radio?
Yes, photography and I love to play the piano, accordion or guitar.
 
10) Any final words to the people reading the interviews?

Amateur radio is very important to me because it obliges me to study and to obtain a job like engineer in government broadcasting,...all thanks to my hobby.

In trouble moments it helps me to forget bad things.