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Welcome !!

Here are some information about me and my shack.

My first club is VFDB in Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße: DOK Z22.
I'm also organized in DARC as second DOK K13 Neustadt a. d. Weinstraße.

I own my license since Jan. 13 in 2012. My first call was DO8TX - novice licence.
This call I didn't use on HF, only for QSOs on the local 2m QRG.
My "A" licence I made in March 20 in 2012, nine weeks after the novice licence.

For training I own the exercise Call DN6TX.


Mein Leitspruch - (Zitat DL3PX Erhard):

"Das kannst Du tun - für Dich selbst ... "

(You may do this - for your self ... )

In den letzten Jahren hatte ich viele Begegnungen und Kontakte zu zahlreichen Funkamateuren.
Ich besuchte und engagierte mich in allerlei Gruppen und Clubs. Nicht alle dieser aktivitäten
und Bekanntschaften waren und endeten positiv. Daher besinne ich mich immer häufiger auf
diesen Ausspruch von Erhard. Damals ärgerte ich mich darüber. Heute denke ich leider,
dass das der beste Rat war, den ich jemals von eimen Funkamateur erhalten habe.

Also werde ich mich mehr auf mich selbst und meine kleine aber feine Station besinnen und
und dieses Hobby auf meinen Art leben. Wie, sieht man hier in den Bildern und liest es in den Texten.

The shack and home brew station-antennas:



For HF I am using a Kenwood TS-590 and for VHF / UHF a Kenwood TS-2000. The microphone I use is a swivel-mounted studio microphone.

The swivel-mounted mike is connected to the foot-PTT under the desk. So I can work hands free.

The soundmixer is connected to the TRXs and my Hifi Amp so I can hear your voice out of the center speaker in front of my head - the perfect sound for absolutly low cost !

The white box left of the TS-590 is to tune the "Fuchs-Antennas" in the backyard.

Beneath the desk there are on the left side: PC, Printer, HiFi Amp.

And on the right side three power adapters 2 x 30 A and 1 x 15 A .


At night my shack looks like this!

Space for new stuff
Space for new stuff
  Space for new stuff
  Space for new stuff

The Holiday Shack on the Island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea


This year we spend our holidays one more time on Rügen. We love this island.
We rented a small holiday apartment in "Klein Kubitz", a very small hicksville in the
western part of Rügen. 200m south from our apartment there is a small fishing port.
The perfect place to become QRV. If you like to see it, I changed the coordinates of my
QRZ account for the moment.


This is the latest version of my L-Match for to
short antennas for car use. It is designed to work with the MFJ-1979 5m telescope.

I call it "The Poisened Dwarf" (German: "Der Giftzwerg)

It is usable for 30m down to 80m and with the
coil on the outside of the tube on 160m.

Max. power 100W.

If you like to see more, follow this link to the homepage of our club (german):

VFDB Z22 Neustadt

It gets installed with three magnets on the roof of the car. The power and the couterpoise is connected by the PL-plug in the roof.

The grey cable is used to telecontrol it from inside the car.

The antenna is safely fixed with the magnets. Wind is not an issue, but storm is.

It is also not possible to drive with it, that is why I don't operate as "mobile".

The display of the TS-480 is attached via a vacuum cup to the windscreen. Two LED bars provide the light in the car. They are connected to the portable battery like the TRX (shown below).
Theese are the innards of the tube. A motorised coil and capasitor. It is the same as in the mobile antenna shown below, only with the 160m extention and distinctly miniaturized down to less than one foot.




This is my small Shack in our nice little winter garden in our apartment on the Island of Rügen in Wiek.

The TRX is a Kenwood TS-480 SAT with tuner and 100W.

With the small remote control I turn the antennas rotator.


Here you see the "huge" antenna system I´m using. It is a small and very light rotary dipol, made of two DV27s CB mobil antennas. Like the beam, shown down, it is tuned by setting in tuning stick. So it works only on one band, but no tuner is needed (20m up to 10m).

The mast is a 12m DX Wire glass fiber mast. From the top end, I took away the last three thin mast elements. So it is strong enough to carry the dipol and the rotator. 9m hight is left.

Many thanks to Jürgen DK2PP who warmly recommendet this antenna to me. I have much fun with it.

A perfect holiday antenna !  

The complete equipment finds place in a simple fishing rods bag.
The mast, the dipol elements, tuning sticks, ropes ,tent pegs, rotator, cables and so on ....                        


The Mobil Station


This is my car with the main antenna on top. It´s a telescope from MFJ with a total length of 5,15m.

Without the coil I use the antenna from 20m up to 10m. Then I simply vary the telescope length to a quater wave on each band. A tuner is not required.

For 30m, 40m and 80m I pull it out completely and install the coil.



Here you can take a look into my car. I only operate while parking - not while driving.

So I install the display only when I´m operating. The display finds its place in the trunk, the  wires and the microphone are in the armrest between the seats.

The Kenwood TS-480 SAT is under the drivers seat, together with the 13,8 V step up power booster (MFJ-4410). It is remoted by the amplifier contact of the TS480. It only works while transmitting and ensures always 100 Watts HF output!

To save the car battery, I can replug the power cable of the TS-480 to an external battery, like the small one on the picture, or the big portable battery by using XLR plugs.

The remote box you see on the seat is aslo used to remote the 80m coil.

The "coil" actually contains a small L-Match, made of  the same coil (60 µH) as in my portable tuner and a radio capacitor (1nF). Both devices are driven by 12V DC motors.

This tuner allowes me to match the very short radiator directly in its footpiont down to a SWV of nearly 1:1.

The gain of the antenna on 40m ist very good. On 80m it´s still enough to have QSOs in Germany an the next european countries.



My equipment for portable use

The Station


This is the power unit if no power point is available:


 - 45 Ah 12 Volt Battery

 - Integrated automatic charger

 - 13,8 V 25 A step up power device

 - XLR and wire connctors

 - Fuses

 - 230 V 150 W AC output


It supplies the TRX for a long time and if necessary a laptop, a lamp, a soldering iron or something else.



This is the complete rig connected to the PC in day- and night view.

To the front panel you can connect the mike, the PC and a CW key or paddle.

You can turn the light on and off, switch between loudspeaker and headset and control the levels of the digi-interface and the mike.

To tune the loops I integrated a small electronic tuner.


The powersupply powers the Yaesu FT857D with max. 25 Amp. And 13,8 Volt. If it doesn´t work arelay automaticly switches over to the battery.

The Tuner shows the SWR and tunes most of diverse wires and antennas.


The connectionfield offers many plugs to connect antennas for HF/UHF, HF especially magnetic loops, symetric antennas and longwires.

I can power the station with 12Volt out of the battery shown up(XLR plug) and 230Volt using the integrated power adapter.

To power external equipment there are two connectors for 12Volt out – only from the power adapter.


The complete station with the big portable loop tested in the garden of my friend Hans.




I hope you enjoyed the tour and we will meet (again) on the bands.

73 and good DX s - Frank.

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