About Me

Welcome to my website dedicated to my hobbies and interests, first of all to amateur radio.

My name is Tom and my callsign is SP5UAF. I live in Sulejówek - small town located about 20 kilometers east from Warsaw. My family comes from the Podlasie (eastern region of Poland) and my parents moved to Sulejówek in sixties.

The hobby of my life is amateur radio. If only possible I spend my spare time at my transceiver, looking for new contacts. Thanks to this great hobby I met many great people. HAM Radio influenced my life in many aspects...

Delayed answers to received direct QSL cards...

I would like to inform all fellow HAMs that all directs I received during last few months will be checked and answered in a few weeks. Sorry for the delay - the reason is my family situation. First of all last November my father died of the colon cancer. It was a very rapid kind of cancer which took him just ini a few weeks. After that I had to organize the care for my mother - she has advanced stage of the Parkinson's disease. We (my, my brothers and my sister) had to organize our private time to provide 24h/day car for her.

2015 Florida QSO Party Certificate

Today I received my 2015 Florida QSO Party Certificate. I managed to sweep the 2015 FQP 1x1 special event callsigns, and in so doing earned a certificate. It was a great fun for my to take part in the event. Thanks to FQP Team!!!

9V1XE QSL Cards

Over a week ago I have sent all QSL cards for the last 9V1XE activity of the late Mirek SP5IXI/VK6DXI. Special, memorial cards were prepared and send via the bureau to all stations. I received also some directs for 9V1XE QSOs and of course all of them were confirmed also via direct.

CQWW CW 2014. EU Winner

I am very glad to inform that my entry in the CW part of the CQ WW DX Contest 2014 is the EU winning one. I operated as SO4M in the Single Operator Assisted 20 Meters High Power. The final score after the verification is 1.104.740 points(2.756 QSOs, 39 Zones, 151 DXCC). The operating time was 41.2 hours. The score was placed on the 4th place in the World.It is also the best All Time score in Poland in the SA 20M HP.

CQWW WPX CW 2015

It was the next contest from the QTH of Mirek SP4MPG. It's a great pleasure for me to co-operate with this great HAM, contester and constructor and in the same time very friendly man. I am using the station and from my side I try to prepare to the contest, carefully observe propagation a few days before the contest and use Morse Runner to prepare to the contest pile-ups. There are still room for improvements but I am very glad of the final claimed score. It was Single Operator Assisted 20 Meters High Power:

Received QSLs Gallery

Recently I have added a gallery of QSL cards I received to my website. I tried to find and scan QSLs representing all DXCC entities I worked. There are some entities confirmed only on the LoTW. However it was a great fun to dig through my old QSL cards to find many first-time QSOs to a given entity.

You are welcome to visit my Received QSL Cards Galery

SP5IXI/VK6DXI Silent Key

I am very sorry to inform that my friend Mirek SP5IXI/VK6DXI (also 7X0DX, 9M8DX, 9V1XE, Z21DXI etc.) suddenly passed away of heart attack on April 14. It was a shock for all of us but first of all to the family.

Mirek was a great friend and great HAM, real example of HAM Spirit.

May he rest in peace....

Website refreshed

Ater some time of existence of my very simle website I decided to install Drupal CMS and make my website a little more dynamic and active. So here it is ready to use.

To say the truth I don't expect many visits and all of it is done rather to keep journal of my HAM activity to my own satisfaction. But if you can find any interesting information here you are always welcome.

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