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+ Will be QRV as 8Q7HB in Dec. 2017 +
+ Will be QRV as 8Q7HB in Dec. 2017 +
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Welcome and thanks for stopping by. My Name is Roland, born in Switzerland in June 1969. I live in a small village close to the City of Winterthur abt 30 km NE of  Zurich together with my family.

The Radio Virus caught me at the age of 15 when I made my first contacts on the 11m Band with my good old Cobra 148. It was the time of the Commodore C64 and together with the Bonito Supercom Controller I discovered digital communications with AX.25 Packet Radio on the Citizen Band and of course the start of the Internet age with a dialup accoustic coupler modem... I remember when I got up late at night just to rewire the Phone lines to the modem trying to hide my nightly activities hihi. Well soon enough my Dad had some serious questions regarding the phone bills ...

When I was 20 I decided to take my Amateur Radio License Exam. Things were quite different these days and I was only allowed to use VHF/UHF Bands since the missing CW license was a requirement to operate on the lower Bands. Still there was plenty of things to do on 2m and 70cm, especially operating the OSACR Satellites and the MIR Space Station through Voice and RTTY with my FT-736R was very attractive to me. It was a great time and I learned so much, thanks to my parents which were very tolerant but did not really understand what their son had in mind with all this crazy things...

After leaving my parents home and all the equipment behind me I was no longer active as a HAM Radio Operator. You know as a young man other things become more important wink But I always knew one day in the future I will return to this hobby.

It took almost twenty Years for a comeback, but now I am here again.
I work as an IT CyberSecurity Engineer for almost two decades now. I love my Job actually it is a passion, always been a Hacker of some sort .. Not suprised by the fact that I still love digital Radio communications but a lot has changed since the days of the C64 and AX.2

Long story short, happy to be back. Trying to catch up with everything I have missed. Reading a lot, finding old contacts again and excited to see that this great hobby is still being shared by such a friendly crowd all over the world !

Love, Peace and Happiness to everyone and hope to hear you on the Air yes
73's de Roland, HB9VQQ


    Current Home QTH Setup

     RV Mobile - Go Kit Setup
     Same as Home QTH setup except:

    WSPR Setup


    Personal HAM Radio Milestones

  • 2016 September-23: First QSO after comeback
  • 2017 September-30: Reached 110 Countries worked (LoTW)




Space Weather and HF Propagation Infos




WSPR Beacon transmitting 24/7 from my Home QTH

WSPR 20m HF Propagation Chart - JN47JM

WSPR 40m HF Propagation Chart - JN47JM



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