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HI8RD EMERGENCY NET
After the pass of
Hurricane Maria thru the Caribbean we in the Dominican Republic were fortunate by God and were not affected.
But our Neighborgs in Puerto Rico did and devastation in Puerto Rico has been massive.   
Right after the pass of Maria we have initiated a Net on 40m  (7.088Mhz) with a group of local hams from DR to assist 
PR hams in contacting families leaving outside of PR. 


This is not the whole group.  Many other hams have joined to the net and we appreciate the dedictation and efforts of a large group of local hams (we will update this picture)
This is an ACTUAL GOIN OPERATION


HI3A-HI3AA-HI3T-HI3TT-HI3V-HI3X-HI3NRO-HI5MLE-HI5PPH-HI6JHV-HI7SBR-HI8LIB-HI8VRS-HI8PAP-HI8MDQ-HI8OTR-HI8C-HI8KW-HI8K-HI8JMM-HI8H-HI8LIB-HI8JSG-HI8EES-

We appreciate the active participation of the large group of Puerto Rico coleagues on this operation:

THIS IS PART OF THE LOG OF STATIONS HELPING FAMILIES TO REACH OUT FOR FAMILIES OUTSIDE OF PUERTO RICO:

WP3LR Luis-Gurabo-WP4BKJ Tavo-Aguadilla,-KP4DKE Peter-Humacao,-WP3YM Juan-Aibonito-NP4BB David-Aguadilla-NP4TX Angel-Coamo-KP4CP Rafael-Anasco
KP4DZ Edwin-Hormiguero-NP3KV Alexis-Isabela-KP4AN Juan-Hatillo-KP3CR Juan- Lares-KP4ITA Ismael-Coto Laurel
KP4RV Rafael-Luquillo-NP4ET Jose-Hatillo-KP4DSJ Luis-Hatillo-WP4NFF Joel-Florida-WP4CK Martin-Manati
WP4OV Coki-Hatillo-KP4VP Jose de Carolina-WP4ITT Jose de Manati-WP4TM Jose de San Juan (Autoridad de Electricidad)

KP4LEO Leo de Juana Diaz-KP4SC Sammy de Moca-KP4KHF Armando de Lares-WP4JCF Oscar de Barranquita

WP4PMM Esdras de Jayuya-WP3N Eriberto de Adjuntas-KP4DVM David de Hatillo-WP4PQG Carlos de Hormiguero
WP3N Eriberto de Adjuntas-WP4UG Alejandro de Rio Grande-KP4SE Jorge de Ponce
KP4YB Joel de Salinas-KP4EB Angel de Aguadilla-KP4EV Edgar de Mayaguez-KP4LRD Gerardo de Utuado
KP4RP Ricardo de Mercedita-WP4JVA Jose de Patillas-KP3LR Rafael de Maunabo,-KP4S Juan de Villalba,

WP4NFF Joel de Florida,-KP4CS Ruben de Isabela-WP4NWP Esther de Hormiguero
NP4JP Jose de Moca,-WP3YS Yamilette de Cabo Rojo
WP4MXM Rafael de Penuelas-WP4PRD Nestor de Hatillo,

NP3WH de Quebradilla,-KP4S Juan de Coto Laurel-WP4ONN Winston de Toa Baja-KP4YB Joel de Soliman,-KP4RL Hernan de Guaynabo,

NP3SA Luis de Adjuntas-WP4NDJ Humberto de Manati-NP3WH Reynaldo de Quebradillas (Autoridad de Electricidad)
WP4I Tony de Humacao-WP3OD Ruperto de Quebradillas-NP3LY Luis de Aibonito

NP3LR, NP4WX Pedro de Moca,-WP4NHL Edward de Boqueron,-NP4JR, Jose de Adjuntas
KP4WSC Wilfredo de Humacao-WP4NIN Luis de Ponce-KP4RS Javier de Moca,

KP4AN Juan de Hatillo,-KP4BAI German de Aguadilla-WP4S Rafael Santos,-NP4WX Pedro de Moca
KP4GL Carlos de Cayey-WP4NXI Isidro de Coamo-KP4IVB Frank de Trujillo Alto
KP3AO Angel de Sabana Hoyos-WP3EA Nestor de Cabo Rojo-WP4PJE Rene de Bayamon


 
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HI8RD DXing

Maybe you and I just had a QSO or you heard me on the air

I am not a top Dx'er, but thru my years on Amateur Radio I've discovered my passion for Dxing
I enjoy working rare entities, Iota islands and Dxpeditions.

I appreciate if you could SPOT me On your DX CLUSTER

Thank you and 73's

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HI8RD -QSL INFORMATION & POLICY

Please read before requesting a QSL
PREFERRED:  DIRECT & LoTW

QSL DIRECT is very much appreciated with US$2 and SAE
I also use QRZ logbook for instant electronic confirmation 

If you wish to use Bureau, it is fine with me, but I suggest you use LoTW or Clublog OQRS which is much faster for you and easier for me. It also save in postage . 

UPDATE ON BUREAU QSL CARDS:
I will repply all Bureau QSL Cards with Clublog Service only. 

No IRC Please-My Post Office No Longer Accepts them
Cards with insufficient postage will not be returned
Send all QSLs to
HI8RD P.O. Box 799, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
I QSL with traditional paper qsl or Electronic -  LOTW READY - 
So you're fully covered if you need my QSL.


 I UPLOAD MY LOGS TO THE ARRL LOTW on REGULAR basis.  
 
If you feel I may have busted your call or otherwise made a mistake and you did not get a Confirmation or a QSL from me,
drop me an email and I will research the issue

Worse come to worse we just have to work again, but most of the times I would just correct my log. Thank you for your patience.
If you need Dominican Republic for an AWARD, you can allways
send me an email and I would be happy to SCHED to get on the air with you.
I am normally on evenings and some days, specially on weekends.
I have capabilities from 160 to 6m with my best bands being 40 & 80 at nights
and then 20, 17 or 10m during daylight hours

I am interested in working more contacts on 12m -Pending on Propagations- Since I am a bit low on QSOs on 12m
 
Latest Contacts HI8RD Ultimos contactos 

 

Recent visit to DAYTON HAVMENTION 2017 -May 2007
  Gianfranco I0ZY @ SBE Expert Linears Booth ARRL DXCC Card Checkers Team
Janet & Joe friends from  W4DXCC @ Dayton 2017 One of the biggesy attractions @ Dayton 2017  Eyeball QSO with AJ2E, K2BB & UA3GAW @ Dayton Hamvention 2017

 
WP4S, Jackie, KC2OVV & WE2N  Mexican Dinner with Oltimers @ Xenia 2017 Sharing with KP4 good friends  @ Xenia 2017

Latest addition to my shack: 
As a birthday present I recently got a NEW TOY added to my shack: 
For couple of years I have been planning to get an Amp that covers the 50mhz,
but was a bit reluctant to decide for a solid state unit.
I did some reseach, spoke to some friends and followed the reviews on some of the most popular units.
I finally dicided for the Italian-made- SPE EXPERT 2K FA


I am very happy & excited with this State-of-the-Art-amplifier I just tune a frecuency it does the rest 
The Expert automatically selects one of the six pre-programmed antennas.

It has three positions: LOW (500) MID (1KW) & HIGH (Legal Limit).

I normally run it on LOW and reserve the HI position to those special moments.
 The EXPERT 2K  FA has 6 last generation MOSFET from the  MRF151G family.
    
Fully Automatic-Built-in Antenna Tuner and 6 Antennas Ports and Fully Remotable

   
       
   
       
 

Feb 2017 -HI8RD Team Member of Beata Island Dxpedition

Nov 2014 -HI8RD-Team Member of Saona Island Dxpedition

Miembro del Equipo HI2DX de la Expedicion Saona 2014

HI8RD-AWARDS COLLECTING 
To renew the interest on the hobby I recently started to work DXCC, WAS, other special awards & diplomas
This ia a new project for me. Once I acomplish a new award I will update this page and add a picture. 

ARRL DXCC MIXED-DONE ARRL DXCC 40M-DONE- ARRL WAS MIXED-DONE
ARRL WAS MIXED-DONE ARRL WAS 40M-IN PROCESS ARRL WAS 20M-IN PROCESS
     
ARRL WAS 17M-IN PROCESS  ARRL WAS 10M -IN PROCESS ARRL WAS 6M -IN PROCESS
     
ARRL 13 COLONIES 2016-DONE QRZ ALL CONTINENTS-DONE QRZ DX WORL-DONE
 
URE - SPECIAL AWARD FEB 2017   URE-SPECIAL AWARD FEB-2017
 
JAPAN ALL AREAS-IN PROCESS AUSTRALIA ALL AREAS-IN PROCESS GERMANY ALL AREAS-IN PROCESS
     
BRAZIL ALL STATES-DONE ITALY ALL AREAS-IN PROCESS SPAIN ALL AREAS-IN PROCESS
     
  SPAIN URE SPECIAL AWARDS-DONE  
HI8RD-2017 NEW PROJECTS
HI8RD OPERATING MODE EXPANSION PROJECT
IN 2017 I have decided to expand my AMATEUR RADIO EXPERIENCE by adding some operating modes to my SSB -Phone only attitude.  I plan to do some CW, ger into DIGITAL MODES  &  operate some SATELITE modes.
For this project I count with the help support of some friends and local ham operators alredy involve in the activities
HI8CSS - Guillermo Schrils  HI8PLE- Edgar Pons HI8KW - Rafael Martinez
 

 

 
CW & Digital Modes Operator Digi Modes Operator Satellite Operator
HI8RD - STATION IMPROVEMENTS & PROJECTS 
I-ADDING AMP FOR 6M BAND
II-NEW SATELLITE ANTENNA
III- DIGITAL MODES OPERATING SETUP & POSITION
IV- REMOTE OPERATION SETUP CAPABILITY 

Amateur Radio Licenses:

FCC CB Radio Service Station License Call Sign KBRL4236-1978

FCC Amateur License-Novice-KA2NQF-1979

FCC Amateur License-Technician Class-N2DJA-1981

Direccion Gral Telecom-License– Technician Class–HI8RDG-1983

FCC Reciprocal Permits to Operate HI8RDG-New York, 1985-1995

Indotel Certificate:  HI8RD Geneal Class-2010

FCC Amateur License-General Class-KC2VFY-2009

FCC vanity WA2RDG -2009

FCC amateur license-Extra Class-AI8RD-2010

Licenses held (Chronological order)

 KA2NQF-N2DJA-HI8RDG-W2/HI8RDG-HI8RD-KC2VFY-WA2RDG-AI8RD

Operation:

Active on all HF bands

Mostly SSB Ragchewing / Dxing Occasional

VHF & UHF bands Occasional Digital modes

Memberships:

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Hotel India DX Club, Inc.

Radio Club Dominicano, Inc.

Union Dominicana de Radioaficionados (UDRA)

Floridad Contest Group (FCG)

Loma Del Todo Contest Club

Visits and Participations:

Dayton Convention, Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio- 1990-2015

ARRL National Convention-2012

Orlando Hamvention, Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park, Orlando, Fl - 1995-2015

Shellby Hamfest - Lymarc Hamfest -  

W4DXCC Convention SEDCO, Pigeon Forge, TN - 2015  

Radio Club Dominicano & UDRA Hamfests

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2000-2015

** IN MY WISHLIST I HAVE TWO PLACES WOULD LIKE TO VISIT IN NEAR FUTURE:**** 
#1-is the Ham Fair held at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo 

#2 is the Germany ham radio convention at Messe Friedrichshafen

HI8RD is a proud member and supporter of  HI8RD es un miembro con orgullo y apoyo a   

HI8RD SHACK

EQUIPMENT RUNDOWN

Tx Position 2  Main Tx Position Tx Position #3

Icom IC-7300-SM20

Kenwood TS-990 / SP 990

Kenwood TS-2K-MC60-SP-23 

HI8RD ANTENNAS RUNDOWN

TOWER #1 TOWER #2

TASHJIAN (TRI-EX) LM-354 Heavy Dutty Tower 

 Prosistel PST71D Rotator 

12 Ele-6 Bands Yagi-40-2017-15-12&10m-No Traps-One Feedline-Model OB-12-6-Made by Optibeam

Dual band Bazooka Dipole 40 & 80M made by Albert Mercado from Ocala, FL 

6 Elements LFA Yagi Flat 1.1 SWR on whole 50Mhz band Excellent job-by HI8T

50 ft Rohn-25  

Yaesu G800DXA Rotator 

6 Bander Hexbeam-made by SP7IDX  

144 Mhz Dual Polarization 11 x 11 Elements Yagi 12.35dbd F-t-B ratio- 28db by Gulph Alpha Antennas

VHF/UHF Vertical Triple Colineal by Hustler 

Homebrew Halo for 50Mhz by HI8T


 

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HI8RD - ACTIVITIES - VISITS & TRAVELING 

Dayton Hamvention Gallery
These pictures are memories of the last year celebration
at the Hara Arena
where we were part of the history after 52 years.
The new house for the Hamvention will be the Greene County Fairground in Xenia, Ohio.
 
 
Ray Novak N9JA & HI8RD 
@ Icom America Booth
HI8RD @ ARRL Booth   Rafelito, HI8RD Frank NQ2T & Juan AJ2E
 
Elias WY2G, Carlos NP3NU, HI8RD & Radhames HI3B Qatar Radio Club Booth   Serafin KP4FIE, HI8RD & Juan WP4OV 

DAYTON HAMVENTION 

Molly W0MOM & HI8RD   HI8RD & Tom DB2BO 
HI8RD with NP4A, NP4Z & HI3B TED HI3TEJ, HI8RD & ELIAS WY2G HI8RD With Jay WB0X
HI8RD & HI8H GALLERY DAYTON HAMVETION Efrain KP4FIE, HI8RD & JUAN 

ORLANDO HAMCATION GALLERY 

     
HI8RD, XYL, Andy KJ4JIN and Antonio OLANDO HAMCATION GALLERY Guillermo WE2N and friend 

W4DXCC CONVENTION SEDCO

SOUTH EAST DX & CONTESTING  ORGANIZATION

at Pigeon Forge, TN 

Thanks to Bill N2WB and Wayne K8LEE for inviting me to W4DXCC.  It was great meeting some of the Staff of SEDCO:

 Lyn, Rossy, Dave and Joe.  Really enjoyed sharing with Bob N2OO, Joe W8GEX, Vlad N3CZ, Alex GD6IA

 Jim AB8YK, and Lou N2TU among a group of DXers and Dxpedition team members

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JUNE 2015-RECENT HI8RD VISIT TO ASIA

CHINA-MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE

9V1SV Shack- Very interesting and well orginized station.  Tnx Siva for sharing. 
Very neat job.
Siva is a very active Dxer on most bands,  well equiped station and as an electrical engineer he has a done a very professional job on shis shack.
 

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HI8RD Station-In-Pictures

 
SPECIAL PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, DEVICES OR COLLECTING ITEMS ON MY SHACK THAT ARE RARE OR HAVE WITH SPECIAL SENTIMENTAL VALUE FOR ME:

 
KENWOOD SPECIAL EDITION MEDAL FOR TS-990  YAESU FT-690 MKII 6 METERS ALL MODES PORTABLE  INDEX LAB QRP TRANSCEIVER  

   
Senheizer TR-130 JRC NRD-92 RECEIVER    

Wireless Remote HeadphonesThis is one of my favorite accesory, is a wireless headphone with a great range. It allows me to walk around and outside the house while doing anything in the yard & listening to the radio.

 

 

 

   

OPTIBEAM OPTIBEAM OB-12-6 GULF ALPHA XP-11 HEXBEAM SP7IDX

12 EL MULTI-MONOBAND YAGI     10-12-15-17-20 & 40M

11 EL DUAL POLARIZATION 2M YAGI 

2 EL FOR 10-12-15-17-20 & 6M

  6 ELE LFA YAGI FOR 6 METERS  

GREEN HERON CONT RT-21 YAESU G800-DXA PROSISTEL PST61D

TOWER WORKS

   
   

Audio Gear 

 

UPDATED:  NOVEMBER 2016

During my years of  ham radio operation, I have experimented with differents area of the hobby.  One thing I enjoy is to listen to a good fidelity station, not neccesary a Voodu audio or extended super wide over 3k or ESSB.  After a while playing audio setups, I must admit it is all in people taste and preference.  What for some people is a good fidelity audio, for other it could be muffle, bassy sound.  At the end its all about experimenting as the ham radio spirit.

I have tried different setups, combinations and configurations, but at the end I prefer a crispy clear audio with some moderated base sound with good inteligibilty which is the most important.

Most new transceivers nowday come with filters, Equalization and capabilty to achieve those preferences which makes it easier and no need to add so many devices in the audio chain. 

In my humble opinion it is very sensitive and I suggest fellows audio fans to be cautious on asking for audio report, since not all hams are equiped to receive a over the normal 2.8-3k wide, and besides some others might give a sincere report based on what they are able to hear. Rememer that a great percentage of operators will be receiving you on a normal radio.  Before you go crazy disconecting and making serius changes on your equipment setup, try to get someone you know and can trust to make a recording and send you a sample report over email or any other mean of your transmition. That way would be able to listen and evaluate yourself what type of audio you are really producing. Remember we are not broadcasing station but Amateur Radio Operators.

73's 
 

 
  HEIL PR-40  
AUDIOTECNICA AT-4040 ELECTROVOICE RE-27 N/D HEIL PR-781
The AT-4040 was a special gift by good friend Ricardo W1NX

I allways wanted to try an EV microphone, since they are very well know in the broadcasting field, and going thru the different models available, I decide to try the RE27 N/D which to my understanding has very suitable characteristics for amateur radio use. 

 
   
 
HEIL PRO ELITE 6
 
 

I'm not a contester, but sometimes I do contests and dx hunting, for that type of operation there is nothing like a hand free microphone.  Heil headset comes very handy for such operation special ocasions.

 
   
 

dbx 286s

 
   
APHEX 230
I have used many devices experimenting with audio enhancement; I tried adding eqs, preamps, compresors and mixers, both digital and analog. Many makes and brands: Behringer, W2IHY, Bellari, DBX, Shure, and others, after a while playing with audio, decided to keep a simple setup with just to units: the Aphex  Master Voice Channel 230 and the dbx 286s. 

I AM A PROUD MEMBER AND SUPPORTER OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS

FAMILY PICTURES GALLERY

Updated:

     
     
   
   
  Time pass very fast, my youngest son Antonio, just graduated from HS and going to college....  
     
   
   

I hope you enjoy AMATEUR RADIO as well as I do.

If you hear me on any frequency, please feel free to call and have a QSO,

I am very happy to have the opportunity to make friends around the world.

I am very active on most of the HF bands, and I go around depending on propagations,

but you will find me mostly at night on 40 meters which is one of my favorites bands

See you on the air

THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY PAGE

 
 
 

GRACIAS POR VISITAR Y TOMAR EL TIEMPO DE LEER MI PAGINA

Espero que disfrutes tanto de la RADIOAFICION como yo lo hago.

Si me escucha en alguna frecuencia, por favor llamamae, te intito a que tentamos un QSO,

me siento complacido de tener la oportunidad de hacer amigos alrededor del mundo.

Estoy activo en la mayora de bandas de HF, y me muevo de acuerdo a las propagaciones,

pero me puedes encontrar mayormente en las noches en 40 metros, la cual es una de mis bandas favoritas.

Nos vemos en el aire

 
H I 8 R D


 
 
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United States Award#2641
Granted: 2016-11-23 11:06:02   (HI8RD)

United States Counties Award#2185
Granted: 2016-07-20 07:21:41   (HI8RD)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
DX World Award#2434
Granted: 2015-08-16 23:55:02   (HI8RD)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#1755
Granted: 2015-01-29 04:16:23   (HI8RD)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#1607
Granted: 2015-01-29 04:16:20   (HI8RD)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    6 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
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