Putting EX0DX on air again and some extra “work”…

EX0DX 27DEC19 till 12JAN20
ARUKR applying to IARU R1
Amazing CUBESAT woman-project

28DEC2018 UPDATE

#EX0DX CW and SSB (if any) activity is visible here https://clublog.org/livestream/ex0dx live when I a QRV



Topic #1 Holidays season is approaching and I am planning another trip to #Kyrgyzstan. I will operate EX0DX occasionally still from the very noisy QTH . However the focus is to spend my time with the family so my operation time will be randomly adjusted.

Anyway, this time I have some interesting pieces of equipment that will surely help me to get you guys our of the S9+ QRM

The nanoVNA and the SDR Play RSP 2 will help more as monitor devices

I plan to be QRV sometimes after 27th December 2019 as I have to erect the R8 Vertical antenna in the garden firstly. End of operations 11JAN2020

Temperatures are slightly below 0C which is OK. https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/kyrgyzstan/bishkek/ext

RIG will be the usual Yaesu FT450D with 100W and the Cushcrap R8 + dipole 40m. In June 2019 I tried a bazooka antenna with the hope of reducing the noise level but results were very unsatisfactory. I will look into the matter one more time.

I’m looking forward to some good QSO in spite of the inexistent Sun activity as of today 22DEC2019

WHY extra work? Topic #2

I have been appointed by the National Amateur Radio Union of the Kyrgyz Republic ARUKR as IARU R1 liason officer. We are in the process of finalising all documents for the application to fill the existing gap as Kyrgyzstan is not an IARU R1 member.

Topic #3

There is an awesome project currently running in the country related to a group of Girls building the first CUBESAT satellite ever as the Kyrgyz Space Program is crowdfunding the country’s first satellite. Info from TEDed blog and here . By the way they are searching for funds and I eager to learn more details about their project.

So family has PRIO 1 and the rest of the time won’t be boring

73’s Andrea HB9DUR/EX0DX

CQWW SSB 2019 as HB9A

HB9DUR guest op at HB9EOU running M/S as #HB9A


During the coming weekend October 26 – 27, 2019 one of the major World HF contest will take place:

CQ WW Contest link

Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday
Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday

I will be team member from HB9EOU QTH in the north west Switzerland.

I will be team member from HB9EOU QTH in the north west Switzerland.

The team composed by 7 to 8 members will entry the M/S category and will sign HB9A. We are proud to represent the #USKA perhaps for the first time ever in this competition with the HB9A callsign.

We will send our online results to http://scoredistributor.net/ to feed both online scoreboard as mentioned in the article of VA2WA https://contestonlinescore.com/blog/author/va2wa/

I would like to thanks HB9OCR, USKA Traffic Manager for granting us the possibility to use this callsign.

See you in the air!

Helvetia Contest 2019. Ready?

Active during Helvetia Contest 2019 as HB9CVD

Are you ready for the International Helvetia Contest 2019?

Dates are 27 – 28 April 2019 at 13:00 UTC – 12:59 UTC.

I will be participating from the North-west of the country, just a step away to the French border from canton Neuchâtel (NE) in a multi-operator effort, with HB9EOU, HB9HLI, HB9HLM, HB9CVC, HB9TRY , HB9TWY . 

The callsign used will be HB9CVD to honour the memory of Philippe, father of HB9HLM André. Philippe became very recently a SK.

Please look for us and remember that the new Helvetia is an any-to-any contest, so please be active on the bands during theses 24hrs.

We will be on www.cqcontest.net 

Canton Neuchâtel Flag

D4C invites youngsters of YOTA program

Proud to be part of this outstanding Contest team.

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