My name is Oleg Vashchenko, and I live in Kiev City, Ukraine. I am 60 years old. I have two sons and a daughter. I have been living in Ukraine most of my life, grew up and lived in Krasnodar City, Russia.
My interest in radio started way back in the 1970’s when I was a boy and I always wanted to be an Amateur Radio Operator, I finally obtained my first licence in 1986 with the call ut5uii. Now my callsign is ut2uf.
I celebrated my 30th year as a ham in 2016.
I operate mainly between 6 and 40 Mtrs on HF, typically cw. I usually chase DX and also I like ragchewing.
A few of my diplomas:
I support the DX Code of Conduct:
- I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
- I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
- I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station’s call sign before calling.
- I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
- I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
- I will always send my full call sign.
- I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
- I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
- When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
- I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
- I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.