Link: My personal website for more information
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 Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellenamateure
New from June 2014: PERSEUS SDR, temporary online. Check website http://microtelecom.it/map/PerseusServers.html
I am temporary operating in 2015 with the special callsign HB90IARU in CW, SSB and digital modes.
This month: http://www.solarimpulse.com/ An idea born in Switzerland
I prefere operating in CW and SSB to complete checklists for DXCC, WAS, WPX, PACC (Netherlands) and other awards. Active also in digital modes like RTTY, BPSK (31/63/128), Olivia, MFSK and SSTV. You can work me often 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 # 100'000 in my log book.
LOTW status HB9CIC (18.04.2015)
Used Callsigns HB9CIC (current), HB2CIC (2000), HE8CIC (2007)
Contest Logs 349 (1999-2015)
Uploaded QSO 92'500
Confirmed QSO 31'990
Equal to 34.5%
Data upload CW/SSB/Digital every month. Contest logs some days after the event.
LOTW development / Startup January 2012
QSO QSL DXCC mix DXCC CW DXCC SSB DXCC digi Challenge
31.12.2012 65'685 19'625 270 258 219 100 1285
31.12.2013 79'394 25'216 279 269 229 114 1406
31.12.2014 88'986 30'042 285 272 246 129 1502
31.03.2015 92'500 31'740 287 274 248 135 1515
Worked all States WAS via LOTW
CW Award received
SSB Award received
Digital All states confirmed, award not jet required
Triple Play Award (Contacts valid from 1.1.2009) / Missing South Dakota in CW and Wyoming in SSB
Remarkable awards and contest results 2014 and 2013
2014 Helvetia Contest, 1st place HB9 SO Mixed
2014 ARRL RTTY Roundtrip, 1st place HB9 SO LP
2014 PACC Veron Contest, 1st place HB9 SO AB HP
2014 The Japan Century-Cities Award 400
2014 WAS CW (via LOT) No. 59011
2014 WAS SSB (via LOTW)
2014 Associazione Radioamatori Italiani ARI Contest, 1st place HB9 SO SSB
2013 Helvetia Contest, 2nd place HB9 SO Mixed
2013 HB9SOTA Edelweiss No. 002
2013 PACC Veron Contest, 1st place HB9 SO AB HP
2013 DLD 500 40m mixed
2013 SAC Scandinavian Activity Contest, 1st place HB9 SO AB LP CW
2013 WAJA Worked All Japan prefectures Award CW No. 2502
2013 WAJA Worked All Japan prefectures Award SSB No. 2503
2013 CQ WW CW, 1st place HB9 SO HP AB
2013 Japan International DX Contest, 1st place HB9, 6th place Europe, 21mc LP
2013 Russian DX Contest, 1st place HB9, 20th place world (of 339), SO LP SSB
2013 WAG Worked All Germany, 1st place HB9 SO LP Mixed
2013 SP DX Contest, 1st place HB9 SO AB LP Mixed
I do not process eQSL's. I see eQSL as basically useless for any mainstream awards. They 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 send back your QSL via buro. Please follow this procedure:
- Europe SAE + 2 US$
- Outside Europe SAE + 2 US$
- Special roules for Switzerland: SAE with Swiss stamps for A or B service
- Special roules for Germany: SAE with 0,62 Euro German stamps
SWL Reports are also welcome. Today's SWLs are tomorrow's Hams.
Short wave equipment: Since April 2001: YAESU FT-1000 MP MkV since April 2001. YAESU FT897 since 2003 for UHF/VHF/50mc/HF. Since June 2014 Perseus SDR receiver 0-40 MHz, working from time to time as server in the worldwide Perseus net. Info: http://microtelecom.it/perseus/
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. Diamond dualband vertical antenna X-300 for 2m/70cm.
Please visit my personal homepage www.qslnet.de/hb9cic for further details to my hamradio activities. Also webmaster for www.uska.ch (Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellenamateure USKA).
Antenna maintenance October 2011. Top > down: HB9CV for 6m, dipol for WAC-bands, 3-element FRITZEL beam 10/15/20m. In front of the house (not visible) 2x37m long wire dipol antenna, continuouse 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 Diamond X-300 vertical for 2m and 70cm.
One of the most impressive moments are personal contacts. My dear friend Richard ZS1RIC and his radio station. Picture taken in 2010 in Capetown South Africa during a personal contact.
Highlights from my visit in East Canada, September 2014
Toronto / Skyline with CN tower. Tower 553 meters high, restaurant at 351m
Montreal by night
Quebec from St. Lawrence river