Alex Vasileiou , SV2BXA

CWops# 2400, from Thessaloniki , Thessaloniki , Greece.---->View on Google maps

Thanks to all my sponsors for making it possible to join CWops. Especially my nominator and teacher Vic 4X6GP.

My interest in radio started in 1992 when I was forced to have a radio amateur license. I was arrested by the police for using a portable VHF in order to communicate with my office. I am an active contractor / civil engineer and most of the time I am far away from my office. So, I took the license and I was found “not guilty” at the court. I already had my first award from Spain Barcelona 1992 special calls AO25. But the big surprise was that I liked the hobby!!!

My first favorite mode was Packet Radio (this stopped) and RTTY (till now). I am a specialist in RTTY after all these years and I think I covered everything in this mode.

I was first licensed in 1992 and I had to pass a 12 wpm Morse test to get my “A” class license which gave you HF access, so I learned slow CW. I had a Morse Code Test at the ministry.

I passed at first time and got the call SV2BXA and also received my contest call J42P which I use in all the major contests that I take part in.

My Interest in radio is only HF (CW or RTTY). I hate FT8! No SSB, my transceivers are without a microphone.

I had quit from the hobby from 2004 until 2015, when I started again

I have a nice station with 2 towers and antennas for 80-6m; if you would like to see them go to my QRZ.COM page. My radios are a pair of Elecraft K3S fully equipped.

This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.