Alex Novovic , YU6DX

Many thanks to Keith Bud AA3B for nominating me and to the sponsors who supported the nomination.

I was born in November 1983 in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia). I fell in love with this hobby 25 years ago, when I was 11 years old. As a little boy, I learned CW in local radio-section YU1AAV, and there I made the first step in this beautiful hobby. After that, I made my first CW QSO on 80m with the old German key “Junker”. For me, it was something amazing, communicating in a different way than usual. I can say, the best music in the world for my ears. I have not stopped there. I wanted to learn more and more every day… And then came the crucial moment, my first CQ WW contest and that was the beginning of everything.

I have been licensed in 1995 as (4N1FAN), then 4N1NN (2001), and finally YU6DX (2008). In the past, I participated in national HST, QRQ competitions and was the state champion several times. Good old times.

My interest in ham radio are contesting, DX hunting, mostly CW but also SSB, award chasing, and computer technique. Also, I’m president of Contest Club Serbia (the biggest contest club in YU), and YUFF award manager.

The home HF station is YAESU FT2000, Vertical antenna (HyGain AV-640), Mosley Beam, and dipole (160/80M).

I am excited and honoured to be part of CWops. Thanks to all, and hope to work you on the air soon.