Helvetia International Contest 2020

HB9MM (op. HB9DUR) Guest for Helvetia International

During the coming weekend 25. – 26. April 2020 the International Helvetia Contest will take place. I would like to remind all operators that it is a World wide contest, so any-to-any QSO are valid.

Helvetia Contest link

Starts: 13:00 UTC Saturday
Ends: 12:59 UTC Sunday

At the moment many countries forbid Multi-operators entries, so be careful to pay attention that at the moment the Single op category allow a maximum on 18hrs of operations

I will be guest op at HB9MM in west Switzerland in Canton VD

HB9MM in JN36HP

One of the way to increase activity, could be that all interested to join the UA1DZ Memorial Cup on Sunday, April 29, 2018, 13:00 UTC until 18:59 UTC (6 hours) right after the end of Helvetia and to extend participation in the UA1DZ Cup and guys interested in the UA1DZ contest

I suggest the two organizators to get in touch and discuss some sort of future partnership between them!

I will send my online results to http://scoredistributor.net/ to feed both online scoreboard

I am grateful to the Radio Amateurs Vaudois (RAV) for this opportunity

A must read during the COVID-19 restrictions is the interesting Insight of the contest manager HB9CZV Dominik on the 2019 Edition -> here <-

See you in the air!

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!

Ready to support HB9HQ

This  this is the IARU HF Championship contest. I will support 40m SSB activities of the Swiss team signing HB9HQ.

Signal will be sent in the air from La Chaux-de-Fonds, canton Neuchatel close to the French border.

the Setup consist in a 3 el Yagi Mosley PRO96, a low dipole for NIVS and a RX beverage antenna. 

Team is set as. Host op HB9EOU, HB9AAL, HB9CVC, HB9DUR, HB9HLM

We look forward to a contact with you on 40m SSB

73 Andrea