My name is René, born on 20.8.1973 and licenced for HAM Radio since 1990. I live with my XYL Carine, HB9FZC in a small village called Grindel, near Basel in the north-west of Switzerland. Grindel is about 600m above sea level and is part of the beautiful "Solothurner Schwarzbubenland" in the canton Solothurn:
In spring of 2009 we built our own lovely little house. We have our own shop for home-electronics in bottom level. In the upper level we have our living room as well our HAM-Shop with a integrated Demo-Shack.
In the background you can see the AV-620 Vertical,
which is a very good DX-antenna for operation
between 20m and 6m; it works on all
amateurradiobands, WARC included.
For operation on 80m and 40m, there's a G5RV from
At the bottom of this page, you can find more
informations about the mounted antennas.
Our great passion: hiking in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland
17. July we started our mountain-hiking tours of 2016 We will be QRV especially on FM and C4FM over the Swiss Repeaters, which is in the area we are hiking currently. You can follow our APRS-track on www.aprs.fi, our callsign will be HB9NBG-12. May be, we will do a SOTA-activation with the new ELECRAFT KX-2 ...we'll see...
Our first trip in this summer 2016 leaded us to a hikingtour between Simmental, Kandertal, Gasterntal and Lötschental in the cantons of BE and VS.
The new KX-2 did a very good job, and it was nice to make some QSO's with OM's in hole Europe from beautiful places in the mountains in the middle of the swiss alps :-) .
This is a picture of the beautiful second tour in this summer 2016, the "Tour des dents du midi". We are on "Signal de soi", behind us you can see the "Lac Leman" and far away the "Neuenburger Jura".
During our hikingtours, the YAESU FT-2DE is recording our hiking-tracks:
7. August 2016, we did the first-activation of HB/VS-220 - a real great experience :-)
....meet you on some frequencies on our next tour......
On www.aprs.fi you can follow our hiking-track by searching HB9NBG-12. We're QRV in FM and C4FM on the repeaters of the area, where we are hiking actually.
In the beautifull summer of 2015 we did a lot of fantastic hiking-tours in the swiss mountains. Here, we were on top of "cheval blanc" at 2830m a.S.L. It was the Tour du Ruan
One of our tours lead us to the Engadin in the east of Switzerland. On the picture,
you can see one of our short mobile operations on the Fallerfurgge on about 2800m a.S.l. Equipment: FT-817ND with
integrated accus and MP-1T Antenna.
The conditions were really bad, but it was
still possible to make some stations on the
17m- and the 20m-Band with our small
QRP-Equipment with 2.5W
An also beatuifull hiking tour was the climbing to the "Hohtürli" in the "Berner Oberland". Here, you can see the view from the "Blüemlisalphütte SAC" with Carine in Front. It's on 2840m a.S.l.
This was the highest point on all of our
hiking-tours in the summer 2015:
The "Arpelistock" on the border between
the cantons Wallis (VS) and Bern (BE) on
It was the first highlight on the "Tour Wildhorn"; we did the tour in 3
days: step2 and step3 we hiked in one day.
Here we are on top of Fronalpstock at 2124m a.s.l. in the Canton of GL. SOTA HB/GL-032
Here we are on the Monte Boglia about 1600m above sea level in the canton TI. Behind us, you can see the "Lago di Lugano"
Here we are on top of the mountain "Brisen" in central-Switzerland about 2500m above sea level.
Here we are on top of the "Hasenmatt" 1444m above sea level. We are activating HB/SO-001 on 20m.
Equipment: FT-817ND with integrated accu, Antenna MP-1T, 2.5Watt. 25 minutes of operating - 15 QSO's
Here I am on one of our favorite hiking-tours, the "Höhenweg Saas Fee - Grächen" with view direction "Valey Rhone" in the canton VS.
Carine on the "Europaweg" between Grächen and Zermatt. Behind her, you can see the famous "Matterhorn". Canton VS
I am between "Cabane de la tourche" and Ovronnaz on top of "Col Demècre" in the canton VS. Behind me the view direction Mont Blanc.
And here, we are at the top of "Saflischpass" between Rosswald and Binn in the Binntal near the border of Italy.
On our hiking tours, we've always our YAESU VX-8DE with us - you can follow our Walking-Tracks on www.aprs.fi, Call-Sign is HB9NBG-12.
SOTA and hiking - the perfect combination of two beautiful passions:
Nüenchamm HB/GL-045 1904m
Fronalpstock HB/GL-032 2124m
Chamben HB/SO-005 1251m
Pizzo Rosetto HB/TI-128 2099m
Röti HB/SO-003 1395m
Where we live:
In summer 2009, we built a lovely little wooden house.
In our living-Room, we installed a High-End - Homecinéma with TV from METZ and Homecinéma-Soundsystem from T+A/CANTON. It's the perfect place to chill out
We have our own shop for home-electronics in bottom level. We are specialised in installations of antenna-systems and satellite reception equipment. Our brands are METZ, TechniSat, CANTON, T+A, ONKYO and PURE. Our Webpage: www.lutz-electronics.ch
Our shack, witch is integrated in our HAM-Shop gives us the possibility to show all of our product, which we've on stock, in live-operation.
For 80-10m,we've streched a G5RV about 7m above ground behind the house.
August 2011, I installed a DIAMOND CP-6 specifically for the operation on 15m and 10m. Signals on these Bands are much better than with the G5RV.
November 2013, I installed a new antenna-equipment for operating on VHF/UHF:
There is a 13 Element - Yagi for 144MHz, a 21 Element - Yagi for 430MHz and a HB9CV-Antenna for 6m, also an antenna for 23cm. All antennas are mounted on a G-5400 - Azimuth/Elevation-Rotor for QSO's over AO-07 or to ISS. The 17-Element-Yagi with vertical-polarisation is mounted fix in direction Basel for QSO's over the HB9FM-70cm-Relay. Also there are SAT-Dishes for the reception of ASTRA 19.2° E, Hotbird 13°E and Eurobird 9°E and an antenna for DVB-T and DAB+ - reception.
In spring 2015, we mounted the new HyGain AV-620 - a beautifull DX-Antenna. It works on 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m and 6m. I'm very happy with it
On-Air - Activities
November 2013, i discovered the operation in SSTV. I use the HAM RADIO DELUXE - Software. It's realy funny, to send pictures around the world Since 2015, we use the RADIOCOM 6 for modes like SSTV.
Octobre 2014 we installed a new Weatherstation with compact weather-unit 7m above ground:
HAM-Radio is great!
I wish you the best 73's from Grindel in the north-west of Switzerland and I hope to meet you soon on frequency.
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