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Wild Card Team #2

Lucky looser world wide

Picture of Vladimir Vinichenko, UN9LW
Team Leader:

Vladimir Vinichenko, UN9LW

Other callsigns: UP0L
Country: Kazakhstan
Age (WRTC 2018): 58
Previous WRTC experience: Competitor: 2010
Occupation: Radio engineer
I started to learn Morse code at the age of 13 at school. At age 14 I earned my SWL call sign UL7-026-207 and was one of the operators of the club youth station UK7LAF. At that time I was interested in home brewing radio equipment. I got my personal license at the age of 21 and call sign UL7LEN. By that time I was build my first transceiver, and using them on the air. From 1988 to 2000, I headed the radio club station UL8LWA and also after the change of callsign UN8LW. Since 1993 I hold call sing UN9LW. Since 1998, in the contest began to use the contest call UP0L. In 2004, I built a countryside home station where I still participate in contests. I participated in WRTC 2002 in Finland. I participated in WRTC 2010 in Moscow.

Picture of Valeriy Zhilyayev, UN7LZ
Team Mate:

Valeriy Zhilyayev, UN7LZ

Other callsigns: UP4L
Country: Kazakhstan
Age (WRTC 2018): 57
Previous WRTC experience: Competitor: 2010
Occupation: Engineer
My first steps in radio began in 1973 at the youth club radio station UK7LAF. First I got my SWL callsign UL7-026-199, and after graduating from high school in 1981 I received my first callsign UL7LER, but until 1993 all activity was on club stations UL8LWA, UL8LYA (now UP2L). In 1993, I got my current callsign UN7LZ and my special callsign for the contesting - UP4L.
Participant of the expeditions for contesting: UP5AA (coast of the Caspian Sea) (1st place in the world as MS in WAE DX C 2011), 6V7V (3rd place MS in the world in CQ WW DX C, 2012 ), 6Y7W (6th place MS in the world in CQ WW DX C , 2013).
Contesting and DX-ing is my most important interests in Ham Radio. I participated in WRTC 2010 in Moscow as R38O.

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