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All of my QSO's are stored in the new QRZ.COM-Logbook - please confirm there. Thanks for your understanding. If you want to get a "real" QSL-Card, please send your card via the Bureau and you'll get mine back via the Bureau or directly as well. If you'd like to send your card directly, please use the USKA QSL-Bureau:
After being HE9RRB and HB3YSG, I've got my class 1 CEPT licence in MAY 2008 and I'm also a member of the USKA (Union of Swiss short wave amateurs, www.uska.ch). Since I'm living in different QTH's, I'm using my remote base station, which has been set up with the technical support of HB9AZT (www.radiohill.ch) and HB9AAZ.
Mosley PRO63-C3 on a Versatower with a Full Size Windom (FD4) and a 2m/70cm Vertical:
View to South America (240°):
View to North America (306°):
View to the North (0°):
View to the mountain "Pilatus" & Russia & Japan (40°):
Remote Rig with Kenwood TS-2000, ACOM 2000A, PC and misc. Equipement:
Backside of the Rig with ACOM antenna switch and a lot of RF-blockers:
The remote station is located nearby Entlebuch, closed to the famous city of Lucerne (www.luzern.org), 1200 meters above sea level. The TX is a Kenwood TS2000, remoted with the software of Stan Schretter, W4MQ (www.w4mq.com). My microphone is a digital USB-mic from audio-technica (www.audio-technica.com), whereby the NF is transmitted via SKYPE to the remote station. The amplifier is an ACOM 2000A (www.hf-power.com). I watch the control panel of myACOM 2000Awith the SKYPE cam. For 40m to 10m a Mosley PRO-67-C3 does the job (www.mosley-electronics.com/pages/amateur/pro67c3.htm). For the low bands works a full size Windom (www.hb9cru.ch). For the 2m and 70cm bands is a VX-2000 from Diamond installed (www.diamond-ant.jp). The whole antenna array works 18 meters over ground and is surrounded by a protected biological biosphere. The ground there contents a lot of water, which helps to increase the local propagation.
This remote base station can be controlled with any personal computer or laptop from anywhere. All I need is a high-Q internet access, a PC/laptop and a USB-headset (www.logitech.com). To change the antenna direction I'm using a hy-gain rotor T-2XDX with DCU-1 pathfinder, which can be remoted via RS-232, resp. the software of W4MQ (www.hy-gain.com). To guarantee enough AC-power, I ordered an extra strong powerline (length: 500m) with 3 x 220 Volts / 13 A (one of them 13A+, for the amplifier). The location doesn't allow access by trucks or cars. Each part had to be brought up on feet - the HAM hobby is definitely no couch potato issue!
My hompage, hb9ekk.ch, is currently under construction and will be activated soon. Hope to meet you down the log and wish you vy 73's!
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