switching on the new DMR relay in JN37UL http://www.hb9eas.ch/index.php/hb9dm-dmr-liestal
first temporary installation of my Delta-Loop-Wire-Antenna for the 20m Band; mounted in a steep,70° Angle facing north I reached Oklahoma, Siberia and Sweden on 14 MHz with 100 W (Icom-IC 7100)
2016: new home - new view - new antenna
thanks to a HAM buddy who gave me this nice J-pole antenna (EA270J) as a home-warming present I'm now decent on the air in the 2m/70cm Band, mostly on DMR.
Experimenting more or less successfully on HF (mostly 20m and sometimes 40m Band) while in the countryside of southern Switzerland (see QTH on QRZ) . Weekdays I live and work in town at the northwestern End of Switzerland near the lovely River Rhine. Here I have fun with shorter waves (on the air, not on the river) such as VHF and UHF. Thanks to several radio-enthousiasts in the greater Basle region who built up Relais-Stations up the hills (not only here in Switzerland but also in neighbouring Germany/France) I'm able to communicate via voice (D-STAR) or textmessage over the APRS-System. Sometimes even simplex-connections to regional HAM-Friends are possible over several miles, as long as I'm not down in the concrete jungle :c)
Equip.? Yaesu VX-8DR, VX-3R, FT-1D, FT-817, FT-857, Icom ID-31, IC-7100, Hytera X1p, PD365, Motorola SL1600
2013 - 2015: On the balcony of my former flat in town, I installed a homemade balcony-antenna mount in 2013, it consists of a "swing-out" mounting (grounded) with a female-female-PL-259 at the tip which accepts mobile antennas like the shown UHF/VHF-Vertical or HF-Antennas like the HF20FX. By swinging the mount parallel to the balcony-railing I can easily change the antenna and by swinging it away from the railing I hope to get some distance from grounded structures on the balcony. As you can see, unfortunately there are higher buildings around but it's as good as it gets... (and at least, it gets me to the HB9EAS relais)
December 2014: Weekend Trip on 2000 meter altitude, FT-817 with Miracle Whip. OK it was pretty frustrating, nobody got my call and listening to someone whistling on 14.285 MHz USB isn't that much fun ( 10.20h UTC Sunday, Dec 21st 2014 ) but ey, I got a cool picture.
I experienced HAM-heaven on my Japan-Trip in spring 2013: In Central Akihabara (Tokyo) there was a indoor market "radio-store"of all electronic parts, antennas and HAM gear you can virtually guess; custom-soldering of wires/connectors and a little HAM-museum included. Of course most of the vendors only speak japanese but you get along with a friendly smile and technical terms that are the same in both, japanese and english. My non-HAM-friend just said "OK, I pick you up in two hours" it was barely enough time :-) wow, and as I see, I was just in time, sigh: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2068020/store-closure-marks-the-end-of-an-era-in-tokyos-akihabara.html
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