Monday, March 8, 2010

Macedonia with the 320 (Z37M)

Yesterday I made a QSO with Macedonian station Z37M (operator: Gogo) on the 15m band. The 4m+ antenna does not work bad on this band.

The Z37M callsign belons to the "Nikola Tesla" Radio Club from Stip, which was founded in 1947. The first callsign was YU5GBC, which was used until Macedonian independence in 1991. After that, the callsign was 4N5GBC and when Macedonia got the Z3 prefiex the call was changed to Z37GBC. As one of most active HF clubs in Macedonia, they used many special callsigns such as 4O0WCY, YT5R, YZ0G, 4N9ARG, 4N5M, Z39UN, Z30RM Z39HAM and Z30M as their contest callsigns. In May 2002 callsign was changed to Z37M and the first activity with this call was made during their DX-pedition to Turkey for the WPX CW contest (TA0/Z37M).
During the last 15 years our club hosted many radio amateurs from all over the world. It is still open for everybody who visits Macedonia.

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