Amateur Radio and Ham-Spirit

I received my Swiss amateur radio license in December 1983 and was active until 1986 mainly on Oscar-10, 2m and 70cm E-Sporadic. After a 30 year break, I started again from scratch in March 2016.

Shack at home, remote DX-Station at 1'660m, portable QO-100 SAT-Station and all QSOs (12'000+), the 5-Band DXCC and the DXCC Challenge certificates has been made since March 2016.

We know there is no other service like ours. No fraternity on earth has the power & magic to bridge culture, nationality, distance and disparate interests like Amateur Radio does.

Amateur radio describes the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, radio- and IT-Projects, private recreation, radiosport such as SOTA, digital-communication such as FT8, EME (Earth-Moon-Earth), contesting, and emergency communication.

National governments regulate technical and operational characteristics of transmissions and issue individual stations licenses with an identifying call sign such as HB9RYZ.

73 de HB9RYZ - Wolfgang

Current Shack in March 2022
Current Shack in March 2022

Equipment List

[1] ICOM IC-7700 HF 200W Transceiver
[2] ICOM SP-34 Speaker
[3] ICOM IC-9700 2m/70cm/23cm Transceiver mainly for QO-100 SAT Operation
[4] SPE Expert 1.3k 1kW Amplifier with ATU
[5] LP-100A Digital Power Meter for AV-640 (6m to 20m)
[6] 49" Samsung Curved Display
[7] Audio-Switch Solution for all Transceivers and Receivers Behringer Control 2
[8] PE1CMO OSCAR-100 Duplex-Transverter (20cm/2m), 20 Watt for QO-100 Sat
[9] 10-Band EQ V7 for ICOM-IC 770 and IC-9700 from UR6QW
[10] Modified Jabra Business wireless DECT Headset for the ICOM-Transceivers
[11] Microphone Switch ED 1A for all ICOM-Transceiver
[12] Kenwood SP-100 Speaker for ICOM ID-5100E
[13] ELAD TMate2 for use with Radio SDR COnsole and QO-100 Station
[14] Heil HS-2 Hand PTT-Switch for IC-7700/IC-9700
[15] ParaPro EQ20-DSP for better Speaker-Audio
[16] Wolfwave DSP Advanced Audio Processor
[17] Heil Pro Set 6 IC Headset for IC-9700, IC-7700
[18] Flexradio 6700 Limited Edition and number two on the Sherwood Engineering Receiver Test table
[19] Two 27" EIZO High-Resolution Displays for Flec 6700 and QO-100 Satellite Dashboard
[20] Perseus SDR Receiver (USB) for SDR Radio Console/Server
[21] Micro KEYER II for IC-7700 and FT8
[22] YAESU G-5500DC AZ/EL Rotor for SAT 2m/70cm Groundstation
[23] Sennheiser GSP 300 PC-Headset for Flex 6700 with SmartSDR (PC-Audio)
[24] iPad 2 Mini for DX Propagation View www.DXheat.com
[25] Flexradio VFO Knob for Flex 6700

[26] JC-4s Atnenna Tuner Control Box with modified ELAD SDR TX Switch as Tuner-Protection
[27] Heil HS-2 Hand PTT-Switch for Flex 6700
[28] ICOM IC-9700 for LEO/ISS SAT Groundstation (2m and 70cm X-Quad Antennas)
[29] ICOM ID-5100E 2m/70cm Transceiver SM-20 Mic and Diamond X-50NA Antenna
[30] LVB-Tracker for the YAESU G-5500DC Rotor
[31] ICOM Desk-Mic SM-20 for ID-5100E
[32] Adam Hall PCL 10 Pro Power Conditioner for all 230V devices
[33] Digital Power and SWR Meter for 2m (DG-503)
[34] Digital Power and SWR Meter for 70cm (DG-503)
[35] S.A.T. Tracker Box to track all satellites (no need for a PC !)
[36] Airspy Duo HF+ SDR Receiver with Spyserver Raspberry Pi4
[37] Heil BM-17 Headset for Flex 6700
[38] Power Mate VFO knob for HDSDR (QO-100)
[39] MIC Level Bar
[40] Windows 11 SDR Server for Perseus, Winradio WR-G33DDC and Spyserver
[41] BOSE SoundLink as a second speaker

LPF-1 Low Pass Band Filter 1kW for 10m to 160m
ELAD ASA16 Active Antenna Splitter for the Active Dipole from Stampfle
Stockcorner Tuner JC-4s with 54m DX-Wire at home for 10m to 160m
MFJ-1142 DC LINE RFI FILTER OUTLETS
Powerwerx 30 Amp Desktop DC Power Supply with Powerpole Connectors
DX Engineering Maxi-Core DXE-MC20-FC Chokes for 6 to 20m
DX Engineering ISO-PLUS Ethernet RF Filters DXE-ISO-PLUS-10
NPort 5210 Multiuser Serial-Port Server for SPE Expert 1.3k Amplifier
Stream Desk XL for Ham-Dashboard
Balun Designs 1:1 Choke 1116difor 10m to 160m
Diamond Chocke CMF-2000 for 10m to 160m

Current Shack

  • Beobachter 14/2019 - Amateurfunk

    Die Stimmen im grossen Rauschen.

  • HBradio 2/2019 - Article about my OSCAR 100 Satellite Station

    QRV over the new OSCAR 100 Geo-Satellite

  • HBRadio 6/2016 - Article about my Inverted-V Antenna in German

    Home Made Inverted-V (G5RV) from August 2016 to August 2018. Article in the Swiss Amateur Radio Association Magazine 06/2016. The article is written in German.

  • HBRadio 4/2017 - Article about my Expedition at a Cargo-Ship and Cruise Ship in German

    Reiseberichte von den MM-Erfahurngen auf einem Frachtschiff (Cargo Ship) und Kreuzfahrtschiff (Cruise Ship). Article in the Swiss Amateur Radio Association Magazine 04/2017. The article is written in German.

  • QRV on Cargo-Ship SWISS ARTG GV 18.11.2017

    Vortrag zu den beiden kleinen Expeditionen auf einem Frachtschiff als Passagier von Italien nach Irland und auf einem MSC-Kreuzfahrtschiff von Hamburg nach Island.

Starting 1981 with CB-Radio
After 30 Years back in March 2016
Oscar-100 portable Station with 35cm dish
Shack January 2021
KX2 on a Cargo Ship 2017
Shack 1984 - Oscar 10 Satellite Station
Shack Oct. 2018 - with the new Flexradio 6600M
Installation of the new AV-640 vertical Antenna at home (5. Sept. 2018)