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Team South America - SA #2

Picture of Jorge Diez Furest, CX6VM
Team Leader:

Jorge Diez Furest, CX6VM

Other callsigns: CW5W
Country: Uruguay
Age (WRTC 2018): 50
Previous WRTC experience: Competitor: 2014
Occupation: Business Administrator, Consultant
I was born in 1968 in Uruguay. Since very young I lived in a small town called Melo, in the northeast of Uruguay, near the border with Brazil. I did my undergraduate studies in business Administration at the University of Montevideo. I stayed working in Montevideo for few years and then lived in Costa Rica for 3 years. When returning to Uruguay I went to live in the city of my childhood, Melo, where I married in 2008 with Carolina. We have two sons, Francisco (8 years old) and Gonzalo (5 year old).
In 1987 I got interested in ham radio operating as a guest in some friend’s stations. In 1993 I got my callsign CX6VM and my first contest was CQWW CW 1993 winning 1st place World in 15m low power. Over the years I had a lot of friends from this hobby and with some of them we traveled to operate from DX locations, like ZP0R, LT1F, ZP6T, TI5N, 9Y4W, PJ4K, ZW5B.
In 2007 started the construction of the CW5W contest station at my family farm. Since 2007 until now was a continuous growing and maintenance of this contest station. Lots of work to do and very few hams near me.
Recently, the lack of people to do antenna work, is discouragfing me to maintain CW5W contest station, so it will remain alive while no damages on antennas

Picture of Gustavo, CX2BR
Team Mate:

Gustavo Sosa, CX2BR

Other callsigns: n/a
Country: Uruguay
Age (WRTC 2018): 62
Previous WRTC experience: n/a
Occupation: Retired
Born in 1956, in the city of Mercedes / Dpto. of Soriano, west coast of Uruguay. At age 17 he studied at the School of Communications of the Army (radiotelegraph and telecommunications). In 1976 I joined the Police working on the Interpol Radiotelegráfica Network (ICPO), during the seventies, eighties and nineties. From the year 2013 my activity began in the contests, invited by friends CW5W and CX7CO.
It is a great honor to have been chosen by my friend CX6VM, for this edition the WRTC 2018.

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