The Swains 2020 Team

Hans DL6JGN

Team leader

Born: 1947, Crossen/East Germany

Profession: Electronics engineer, managing director, retiree today

Licensed 1968 (as DM5XBN).

Modes: CW and Digital

Favorite bands: all bands, favorite 30m

Experiences: DM2FGN, Y26GN, TX9 – Chesterfield, 5H1GHW, 3D20CR – Conway, E51M – Manihiki, ZK3N, XR0ZR – Juan Fernandez, KH8/DL6JGN – Ofu, T30D, C21EU, V73D, TX7EU – Marquesas, VP6EU, 3D2EU – Rotuma, T31EU.

Member of DXclubs: GDXF, EUDXF

Ronald PA3EWP

Co-Team Leader
Public Relations & Sponsoring

Profession: IT architect

Modes: Mixed but prefer CW

Born in 1961 and first licensed in 1982 (as PD0NAL).

Other calls used: HB0/PA3ERC, VP5/PA3EWP, VP5C, FG/PA3EWP, TO5C, J77C, J79WP, FM/PA3EWP, J6/PA3EWP, 9Y4/PA3EWP, 6Y5/PA3EWP, ZF2WP/ZF9, PJ7/PA3EWP, FS/PA3EWP, V47WP, VP2EWP, 8Q7WP, V26WP, 8P9JU, J3/PA3EWP, J38PA, J8/PA3EWP, J8PA, TI9M, TI9/PA3EWP, GM/PA3EWP, J75WP, J75PA, VP2MWP, VP2MPA, OY7WP, OY8PA, 3D2WP, T30RR, T33C, T33WP, ZB2/PA3EWP, PZ5C, PZ5WP, TY5WP, VU3SXR, VU7RG, V8FWP, 5Z4/PA3EWP, DL/PA3EWP, OE/PA3EWP, 3D20CR, MD/PA3EWP, 6W/PA3EWP, MJ/PA3EWP, F/PA3EWP, KH6BB, TN2T, T32C, E51M, E51EWP, ON/PA3EWP, 9Q50ON, LX/PA3EWP, 9U4U, XR0ZR, KH8/PA3EWP, C21EU, S79C, TX7EU, VP6EU, 3D2EU, A35EU and T31EU

Uwe DJ9HX

Treasurer

Born:  1944,  Rendsburg, Germany

License: DJ9HX since  1963 and K2HX since  1998

Profession:   Professor for Electronics and Information Technology,  retired

SSB / CW / RTTY – Operator

Activities from ZK1, ZK2, A3, VK9X, VK9C, V6, 9M6, P2, KP4, C6A, 8Q, PJ4, E51M, 3D20CR, ZK2C, 5W0M, T30D, VP6EU and XX9D

DX Clubs:  GDXF,  SDXG

Axel DL6KVA

Operation Management & Propagation

Born: 1967

Born:     1967 in Bismark/East Germany

Licenced: 1984 (Y37RA, Y42DA from 1987 and DL6KVA from 1992)

Profession: Software developer

Modes: CW only, 160-10m (a good share of all)

Experiences: 3D2KV, 4K0CW, DL6KVA/6Y5, 7QAA, D68CCC, ED9M, P29NI, P29VCX, P29VPB, RK6YYA/…, S21ZAS, S21ZDC, S9YY, T33A, T33KV, T30KV, VP8IDX, VP8SGI, VP8STI, XX9D, Z23MD, Contests at DA0HQ, DF0HQ, DK1A

DX Clubs: GDXF, NCDXF, CDXC

Dieter DJ9ON

Function in the team is operator

Born:  1945 Nuernberg, Germany

Profession: Chemist

Licensed : 1964 as DJ9ON

Operations modes: CW, FT8, all bands

DX Experience: HV3SJ, C31DN, 3A0GA, 4U1ITU, PY0ZSD, /PY0F, DJ9ON/S9, 3D2CR, J59ON, 7P8AA, VP6DIA, TX9, 3D20CR, PJ2/DJ9ON

Member of EUDXF, UKSMG

ARRL Card Checker, DXCC Honor Roll #1

Steve AG4W

Born: 1953 Atlanta, GA USA

Licensed:1965 as WN3EJG

Profession: Board of Directors- TriVector, Consultant, Past CEO of Q-Track, VP AAR Corp

Modes: CW/SSB/RTTY/FT8/JT65B/MSK144- favorite RTTY and phone

Experiences: ZF2SW, V31BM, Guest op at D4C CQWW 2019 Phone, Guest op at NQ4I Multi-multi from 2012-2015: 2014 USA record CQ WPX phone, From home station 2015 and 2018 CQ WPX Phone Single Op 7 MHz  first place USA, 2016 and 2017 CQWW Phone Single Op 1.8 MHz first place USA, DXCC Challenge 2641, 9 Band DXCC, DXCC Honor Roll Phone and Mixed, WPX Award of Excellence

Member of North Alabama DX Club and Alabama Contest Group

Adrian KO8SCA

Profession: IT Consultant in New York

Modes: most interested in CW, but versed in any mode.

Licensed as: 6O6A, 9M0W, FJ, FM, J3, J8NY, V84SAA, VK9CI, VK9XI, VP5, VP9, and Z23MD, YP0H, and was guest operator at 4U1UN and HV0A. Adrian also operated from some new and rare IOTAs, such as EU-191, TX0A (OC-113), TX0M (297).

Member of NCDXF, EUDXF, LIDXA, NYDXC, Araucária DX Group, RRC, Order of Boiled Owls of New York, YCCC

Martin PA4WM

Born in 1964. In 1979 I was first licensed at the age of 15.

Profession: Drilling Engineer in the oil and gas industry.

Antenna specialist

My main interest is SSB, but like CW as well.

Other calls used: GJ/PA3DSR, PJ7/PA4WM, FS/PA4WM, VP2EWM, V47WM, VP2MWM, VP2MPA (CQWW 2002), TA1/PA4WM and A35EU

DXCC HR#1 Mixed, DXCC HR SSB.
Member of EUDXF and CDXC

Gerben PG5M

QSL Manager

Born in 1955

Profession: Telecom strategist

Licensed as PA0GAM in 1973.

Modes: SSB and CW but CW preferred.

Favorite bands: 40, 30, 20m

Experiences: PA4GAM, PF4WCY, PA0GAM/OH0, PA0GAM/OH0/OJ0, PA0GAM/4S7, BV0AA, 9Q5MA, PA0GAM/9L, PA0GAM/ST2, T77C, YB3AQE, VK9GA (Xmas), ZA/PA0GAM, PA5NT, JW0PK, JW/PA5NT, ST2X, PJ2/PG5M, (SA006, SA099) SV9/PG5M, C56M, 9M2/PG5M (AS074, AS072, AS046, AS051-Spratly), V8FGM, PG5M/BA4RF, T30GM, 3D2GM, T2G, T8GM, V6G, A73A, A6/PG5M, CE0Y/PG5M, XX9TGM, ZS1/PG5M, LX/PG5M, C81G, OH10X (EU192 New).

Rainer DL2AMD

Team doctor

Born: 1954, Jena

Profession: Pensioner, former surgeon

Modes: SSB, FT8, RTTY

Experiences: DXing, little bit of contesting

Support Team:

Alex PA1AW

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