Amateur Radio and Ham-Spirit

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Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, describes the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting, and emergency communication.

The amateur radio service (amateur service and amateur-satellite service) is established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through the Radio Regulations. National governments regulate technical and operational characteristics of transmissions and issue individual stations licenses with an identifying call sign. Prospective amateur operators are tested for their understanding of key concepts in electronics and the host government's radio regulations.

73' Wolfgang

Shack Overview - October 2018

I thought it may be a good idea to describe what is in my shack. This should make it easier for you to discuss technical and other topics with me.

[1] FLEX-6600M with [18] BOSE Soundlink AE II and Antlion ModMic V4
[2] ICOM IC-7700 with [19] Heil Pro 6 Headset IC
[6] 49" Samsung Curved Display for my High-End HAM-PC
[5] + [20] LP-100A Digital Wattmeter up to 3kW
[4] SPE Expert 1.3K-FA with ATU (1.3kW Amplifier)
[3] ICOM IC-9100 Transceiver 10-160m, 2m, 70cm, 23cm for SAT Operation
[8] openSPOT for TYT MD-380G and AnyTone DMR radio
[7] Audio Switch for local AV-640 Antenna or Remote ColibriDDC SDR
[9] Logitech PC speaker
[10] Lingua V6 Speech Extractor
[11] Sennheiser PC 3 Headset for Remote TX-Station
[12] ORB Control Device for RemoteHams Remote TX Station
[13] ICOM SP-34 Speaker for Flex 6600M and IC-7700
[14] Remote ExpertSDR2 Client VFO Knob for Remote SDR Site
[15] Flex Control USB for local FLEX 6600M
[16] Heil Hand PTT Switch for FLEX 6600M
[17] Heil Hand PTT Switch for ICOM IC-7700
[21] iPad 2 Mini for DX Propagation View www.DXheat.com
[23] bhi Dual In-Line Stereo Channel DSP noise eliminating In-Line Module

  • 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

AV-640 Antenna 6m-40m since September 2018

The new OmniRig v2.0 from HB9RYZ

Download the new OmniRig v2.0 for free

ColibriDDC SDR Receiver at Reute
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)
The new AV-640 vertical Antenna for 6m-40m with 1kW