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Kenwood TS590SG Transceiver

About me


Hi, my name is Rifet, and my friends call me Rif.
1968 I have joined the Hamradio population. It all started in the Radio Club "Radivoj Rodic –
YU4EBP“ in my birth place - Bosanski Petrovac ex YU now E7.
I was very active in the Radio Club, and in 1974 I got my personal license and started using the call sign YU4CW. I used it until 1990, when I stopped amateur radio work due to the very complex situation in ex YU.
Now I live with family in Zagreb, Republic Croatia.
After a 27-year break I renewed my licence, and received my new and current personal call sign
I use some paddles, Solid state paddle made by felow
9A5N first choice, Vibroplex Iambic Standard, and Vibro keyer Standard 1965 (gift from fellow 9A2HF), and now paddle UR5CDX - CT599MB wich second choice and for a Vibroplex is first league.
My equipement consist of Kenwood TS-590SG, TS-480SAT, and antennas OCF dipole for lower bands, Hex Beam which covers upper bands + WARC bands. I also have CP-6 antenna (gift from my fellow
9A3SM) for portabe purpous btw for work a Vir island.
I practise my hobby from my home in Zagreb and from my summer cottage on the Island of Vir (
IOTA EU-170, IOCA CI-141) only during the summer season.
It is easy to find me on ham bands every day, during the year or during the summer season.
As a second hobby I like to travel. I like to visit foreign countries, city sightseeing, get to know cultural and historical sights and of course take as much photos as possible all. Some of them can be viewed in our litle famly photo album.



In 1968, I started a radio amateur course as a member of the Radivoj Rodić Radio Club YU4EBP in my hometown of Bosanski Petrovac.



1971 is my first call sign YU4VCW and 1974 when I got my second licence "A" category and started to use my new call sign YU4CW to end 1990.



After 27-years break I reactivated svoj hobi and renew my licence, and got new personal callsign for work 9A9CW

My HAM old friends and new club friends

OC radio amateurs, are people you can rely on for any question. After 27 years I am with them again.
Unfortunately some are not with us -rest in peace old friends.

9A2WJ Milan Drlić - DAKI

Zlatko Matičić

Mato Samardžić

Branko Plazanić

Nenad Rotter

Tom Dugeč

Darko Ercegović

Ivica Vrbanović

9A2HF - Franjo Horvat

Vladimir Plečko

Stjepan Tkalec

Edib Zildžo

Damir Puljko

Zdeslav "DEZ" Cerina