About HA5AO
My name is Istvan Gaspar, operator name is Pista.
I was born in 1951. I was radio operator in the military between 1971 and 1973. In 1974 I was licensed as HA7VT and changed to HA5AO in 1984. In 1973 I joined HA5KHT club station and was a very active member of the contest team until 1990. Due to family and professional commitments, I wasn't active between 1990 and 2004. I am back on the air since 2004 and active on HF bands (mainly CW). I am DX enthusiast.
Other licenses held: T88CI, 7P8AO, YJ0AO, YJ0HA, T2HA, T30HA, T33HA, C21HA, 9M6/HA5AO, 7P8EUDXF, 3DA0AO, 5W0DX, 5X2I, 9J2AO, A25AO, Z22AO, V51/HA5AO
Team member of YJ0HA, C21HA,  ZL9HR, 9M4SSL, VK9MT (team leader), TX3X (team leader), 3Y0Z, 3G9A/MM
Membership: A1 Op Club, CW Operators Club, EUDXF (Board member)

DXpeditions and DX operations

T88CI QSL Information 7P8AO QSL Information YJ0HA QSL Information
C21HA QSL Info zl9hr new logo 900px 600 x 390 QSL-9M4SLL-2
QSL VK9MT Single 4 QSL TX3X Single front thumb QSL 7P8EUDXF front1 830x535
3y0z logo 250px 3G9A/MM QSL 3DA0AO QSL
QSL 5X2I 300 gr glans laminaat    


Station setup

  • Yaesu FTDX 9000D transceiver
  • Yaesu Quadra VL-1000 linear amplifier
  • SteppIR 3 elemn, 40-6 meters, 16 m up
  • Yaesu D-1000 GXC antenna rotator
  • microHam ARCO rotor controller
  •  microKEYER III interface
  • MA160V vertical for 160 m
  • Heil Pro-Set Plus headset
  • Begali Sculpture Mono Keyer(Serial #: 064)
  • Bencher Mercury Paddle (Serial #: 1139)
  • TRX-Manager v.5. for station automation
  • WIN-Test and N1MM+ for contesting
  •  WIMO QRM-Eliminator
  •  Astron SS30M 30A power suplies

DXpedition & Field operation setup

  • Elecraft K3 100 W fully upgraded to K3S
  • Elecraft KPA-500 500 W
  • Elecraft KAT-500 high power automatic ant. tuner
  • Elecraft P3 panadapter
  • Yaesu FT-710 transceiver
  • Spiderbeam, 5 bands, (20 - 10 m)
  • Wire Verticals 160 - 10 m bands with SGC-235
  • SGC 235 automatic antenna coupler
  • Folding Hexbeam for 20-6 m bands
  •  Hustler 6BTV vertical  (80 - 10 m bands)
  • WIMO QRM-Eliminator
  • Astron SS30M 30A power suplies
  • Heil Pro-Set with HC4 mic element

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