Amateur radio station HB9BZA
I started my amateur radio activities as HB9BZA in 1980.
My first priority is DX on the shortwave bands (especially DXCC and IOTA).
My preferred mode is CW but I'm also active in phone and RTTY.
HF/6m transceiver: Kenwood TS-990
VHF/UHF transceiver: Yaesu FT-847
The main antenna is an UltraBeam UB-50 for 40-6 m, located 10 m above the roof of a 20 floors building.
This antenna is operating as:
Below the yagi there is also a homebrew half length dipole for 80 m CW.
I currently have no antenna for 160m nor for 2m and up.
I still keep my log on paper but most of my contacts were copied to an electronic log using Winlog32 by G0CUZ.
Here is what is currently available in electronic form and was uploaded to LoTW:
- HF (160-10m): all contacts since 1980 (except most Christmas contests, which are only between HB's on 40+80m);
- 6m: all contacts since this band is available in Switzerland (1994);
- 2m, 70cm and satellite: all contacts since 1993;
- HB0: all 1528 contacts from my small activity on 10-20 July 1986.
You can check on my log search page if you are in my logs and see the bands and modes you worked me on.
"The final courtesy of a QSO is a QSL" !
I QSL 100% via buro, direct and via LoTW
Correct SWL reports are also confirmed.