Referee HB9CAT representing Switzerland at WRTC.

WRTC 2014 – Friday, 11 July – Station Drawing
Referee HB9CAT representing Switzerland for the first time ever at WRTC.

In the picture: RL3FT, HB9CAT, RA3CO


Manas Village: A place to remind us of heroes

Unfortunately I have noticed a poor maintenance (if not any). The site condition is getting worse, thus loosing attractiveness.

BISHKEK JOURNAL: Stories from Kyrgyzstan's capital

By Jamala Akmatalieva
In the year 1995, now only a distant memory, there was a UNESCO celebration of the ancient epic of Manas. That same year “Manas village” was built.
The Manas epic was 1000 years old in 1995, hence the devotion of UNESCO and Kyrgyz Republic to immortalize the unique history of Manas, and to share the ancient story with others. The Manas village happened to be the first ethno cultural complex of such value and significance in the region.
Manas village is a 10 minute drive from the center of Bishkek, on the southwest edge of the city, which only makes it better, because the place is peaceful and quite. You don’t hear any noises that a person living in a city gets accustomed to. Manas village is a perfect place for anyone to go and think, as well as to connect to the historical atmosphere that surrounds…

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EX/HB9DUR qrv on HF from Kyrgyzstan

Hi all

I plan to be qrv over the weekend from EX8MAT’s qth in Bishkek.
Starting approx at 05 UTC on Saturday 07 June until Sunday morning.
Mode SSB
Rig: 500W
10/15/20m 2el quad
40/80m W3DZZ
NOTE: 6m operations are difficult from Bishkek city due to a TV transmitter generating QRM on the band.


I WILL REPLY TO ALL DIRECT RECEIVED QSL (the January 2014 Qso as well) during the month of July at my return.

73, Andrea HB9DUR



Call: HB9EI
Operator(s): HB9DUR HB9EOU

Class: Multi-Op SSB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs Mults
160: 28 20
80: 105 42
40: 369 61
20: 289 63
15: 73 37
10: 15 12
Total: 0 879 0 235 Total Score = 306,205



Once again I was happy for a new experience with my friends HB9CVC André and
HB9EOU Ludo. Unfortunately, not many people could join me so I travelled 5hrs
on Friday night after work to reach the contest site on the other side of

We met at 07:00 and started to unpack, decide the logistic and start installing
the antennas and the station.

Murphy slightly visited us when we found one of the two PC keyboards broken.
Fortunately shops were still open and André ran to buy a new keyboard and
mouse. Thanks you André for yor valuable help in logistic & food supply!

Generally, our Field day-style station worked well.
The 40m yagi was not high enough thus we suffered in the night hours when the
20m were giving low rates.
Extremely poor conditions on higher bands.
The trial to run decently on 15 and on 10 were hopeless.

The result is below the expectations though I believe the QTH was decent enough
to enable us a better performance.

Glad to receive visits from HB9ODK+YXL and friends.

Thanks to all for the QSO.

Used DXLOG which worked smoothly. Thanks Chris for the lastest implementation for Helvetia Contest.

73, HB9DUR Andrea

installing 40m 2l setup HB9EOU HB9DUR


I will be on the air as HB9EI Canton JU, MO SSB with HB9EOU Ludo and a small team of the USKA Sezione Monte Ceneri from the opposite part of the country:

Call: H9EI

Canton: JU


QTH:2873 Saulcy

Locator: JN37OH