Category Archives: General stuff

BBQ @DP9A

Sorrily I couldn’t make it to the annual BBQ at DP9A last year so was glad to make it this year. Only drawback was the traffic. 🙁 Was going the 550 km trip with the YL on Friday afternoon but … Continue reading

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Impressions of HAMRADIO Friedrichshafen 2016

Great weekend in Friedrichshafen again! Always nice to meet so many people, chat around and just having fun refreshing or creating new friendships! Here are a few impressions …

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Antenna work on Aruba

Quite good progress on antenna work during the last two days. Pictured left are Ben, DL6RAI (left), and John, W2GD (right), on two of the towers. They both arrived Monday evening here on Aruba to take care of the antennas. Ben is … Continue reading

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CQWW CW Contest Audio

Added a page where you can lookup our QSO (if we had one 😉) in CQWW CW 2015 and listen to how you sounded in Northern Central Europe last November. Have fun and wishing everybody a Happy New Year and all … Continue reading

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Fixing issues: Remote Ops VDSL internet connection

As you know my station at home is remote controllable. I’ve been doing remote ops for 7 years now and the station’s (remote) capabilities have been constantly expanded throughout all the time. One major change I did was installing a … Continue reading

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New QSL design

Needed to order some new QSLs so invested a bit of time to do a new design, too. QSO details are printed directly onto the card (up to 5 QSOs per card as currently configured) using DF3CB’s BV7, alternatively I … Continue reading

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Missed all the fun … had different fun! ;-)

Just back from Friedrichshafen visiting the HAMRADIO fair. Seems I missed all the fun on 6, 4 & 2 m. All three bands have been wide open 3 days in a row and Sandro, DD3SP, reported working lots of QSOs … Continue reading

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A few 2014 statistics

Now that 2014 is history time has come to do some statistical work. 😉 As already mentioned before this has been my most “radio active” year so far. I made almost 23.000 QSOs in total: 17.845 as DH8BQA, 2.816 as … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas everybody!

Wishing all of my blog readers a very Merry Christmas and already now a happy New Year! May all your wishes come true and for all of us let’s keep fingers crossed for some more good condx and lots of DX … Continue reading

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Already 20.000 QSOs this year and still counting …

Just saw that I already made my 20.000th QSO this year this evening. Thanks everybody worked! This is by far my most “radio-active” year in my ham career so far. And there are still a few more QSO chances (i.e. … Continue reading

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VU4 – Andaman & Nicobar Islands #298

Just worked VU4KV on 30 m RTTY for another ATNO. They were spotted before on 40 m CW but it turned out to be VU2UR running a nice pileup. 🙂 Glad to catch them on 30 m rather easily now after they … Continue reading

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QSLs, QSLs, QSLs

It’s been quite a while since my last blog entry. Reason is very simple: a lot of QRL and not much interest in playing radio. Basically only worked a few W1AW portable slots here and there and a very few DX QSOs … Continue reading

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HAM RADIO Friedrichshafen

Going to leave for the 600 km trip down to lake Constance tomorrow to join the HAM RADIO International Exhibition for Radio Amateurs in Friedrichshafen. Will hold a lecture myself during the CTU (Contest University) about antenna switching & station … Continue reading

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Holyland DX contest & Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everybody! Well, it’s not that happy overhere. My aunt passed away on Wednesday. So I drove 900 km to visit my grandma (87) and tell her the bad news. 🙁 Then took her with me to my … Continue reading

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All project pages moved

With moving the FT-817 microwave display and GPS display pages tonight I finally finished the migration of my old website into the new WordPress layout. Phew! 😉 Tried to cluster the projects into three categories: Voice keyer projects Sequencer projects … Continue reading

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Almost all PIC project pages moved

Was very busy moving almost all PIC project pages into the new website design during the last few nights. Made sub-pages for the different voice keyer projects as well as the sequencers projects. Now just the FT-817 microwave display and … Continue reading

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FA-SM and sequencer pages added

Making some progress in adding content to this new website. Managed to transfer the pages for the FA-SM as well as the sequencer tonight. The FA-SM aka FUNKAMATEUR Station Manager is a versatile station accessory uniting a 4 memories voice … Continue reading

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BX-184 – voice keyer in MH-31 microphone enclosure

Just added the description of my MH-31 microphone integrated voice keyer into this website’s WordPress design. All other content is still available on the old pages. To convert everything and make it fit, i.e. good looking, takes a bit of … Continue reading

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“About me” page set up

Just set up an “About me” page. Have fun reading. 😉

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Hello world! ;-)

Seems WP is running fine. Old project pages are still available. Will try to move all old content into the new structure soon. Due to lots of QRL it might still take a while. But hey, you still find everything. … Continue reading

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