Sprichwort des Jahres
Warum soll ich ein Auto mit einem Stern (Mercedes) fahren, wenn ich sechs Sterne (Subaru) haben kann?
In English:Why should I drive a car with only one star (Mercedes),I like more a six-star car (Subaru)?
Representing canton SH (Schaffhausen) for Swiss Awards. Member of HTC www.htc.ch, USKA www.uska.ch and USKA Sektion Schaffhausen www.hb9sh.ch. Resident station for Swiss Castle Award (Diploma Castelli Svizzera), reference DCS SH008 "Munot".
Webmaster www.uska.ch and www.hb9sh.ch
I like operating in CW and SSB to complete my checklists for DXCC, WAJA (Japan), WPX and PACC (Netherlands) and other awards. Active also in digital modes like RTTY, BPSK, Olivia, MFSKand SSTV. You can work me as a participant in different contests. 2013 I reached my best result ever in the CQ WW DX CW contest: 1300 QSO, score about 1'200'000 points. During this contest I logged QSO no. 100'000 in my CW/SSBlog book.
Since April 2012 I use LOTW. Till December 2013 79300 QSO records have been uploaded to LOTW, including 6700 QSOs in digital modes and 315 contest logs from 1999 to 2013. Actual (December 2013) 25300 contacts are confirmed (QSL) = 31.8%. My special callsigns HB2CIC (2000) and HE8CIC (2009) are also valid and acitive in the LOTW system. Every end of month I upload new log data. Contest logs are uploaded within some days after the event. I do not manage eQSL's.
Electronic QSLs are not valid for a number of awards. Because of that I need also real paper cards for most of my contacts. QSL via buro is standard procedure. You are welcome to send your QSL-card direct including SAE and enough return postage to my personal adress. If you do not follow the procedure below, I will send back your QSL via buro.
Europe 2 US$
Outside Europe 2 US$
Special roules for Switzerland: SAE with Swiss stamps
Special roules for Germany: SAE with 0,60 Euro German stamps
SWL Reports are also welcome. Today's SWLs are tomorrow's Hams.
Short wave equipment: YAESU FT-1000 MP MkV since April 2001, + YAESU FT897 since 2003 for UHF/VHF/50mc/HF. Antennas: Fritzel beam 3 elements for 10/15/20 m,additional dipol element for 12m/17m/30m. 2x37m wire dipol with tuner for 9 bands. HB9CV antenna for 6m, 12m above ground level. Using DXcluster systems via internet.
Please visit my personal homepage www.qslnet.de/hb9cic for further details to my hamradio activities. You are welcome to download free software developed by myself. Also webmaster for www.uska.ch (Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellenamateure).
The most wanted state of America is North Dakota. This is the only missing state for WAS award in LOTW. For any support to complete this award in CW and/or SSB I thank you in advance.
Antenna maintenance October 2011. 3-element FRITZEL beam, dipol for WAC-bands, HB9CV for 6m. In front of the house (not visible) 2x37m long wire dipol antenna, continouse optimized and often changed in lengh and configuration. This antenna works on 9 short wave bands, driven over a indoor HAMWARE tuner. In the left corner of this picture the 2-band vertical for 2m and 70cm is visible.
One of the most impressive moments are personal contacts. Picture taken in Capetown 2010, my dear friend Richard ZS1RIC.