QSL Card OK2BX 1949 is back


This QSL Card sent my grandfather Bohuslav OK2BX for CW radio contact on 28MHz to station W6FHW on 11th March 1949. I luckily found it, during searching other old stuff, on ebay and got it back on 11th January 2010. This is really most valuable QSL card at home for me and for my father either! I am glad my grandpa did not use printed stickers and we can now enjoy his handwritting. Btw, he designed this QSL card on his own.

Old times, hamradio and me


Unfortunatelly, I had not luck meet my grandfather Bohuslav OK2BX personally. He passed away too early. He was quite known person in begin of hamradio in Czechoslovakia, I think. These days still happen to me that older hams remember to my grandfather, when I tell my name.



I ocasionally experienced that direct keying from writelog over FTDI USB interface has “hiccup”. In this case I must interupt transmitting and send macro again. I ordered Winkeyer2 kit serial version from Steve K1EL.

CQWW CW 2009



Also this year I spent several hours during both days in cqww cw. I have always same configuration as previous years. Browsed previous contest results, where I usually claimed 300–450 QSO, I got idea try to break 500 QSO mark this year.

Best of 10M in CQ WW Phone 2009


I did not think about participation in this contest. After seeing SSN 30 and Solar Flux 76 I said, I could try it and changed my decision. I spent most time on 15M & 10M. Made 155 QSOs. Hrd nice DXes, calling was not often so smooth with 100w and vertical antenna. Very happy I could successfuly worked ZS9X, PW5G and LU1HF on 10M. Great experience :-)

Unfortunatelly, on the audiorecord is not my voice, you can recognize blank space where I shouted my callsign ..

CQ WW RTTY 2009 with detailed NA statistic


On weekend 26–28th september 2009 I participated again in hamradio CQWW RTTY contest. As usually my setup was Icom756pro2 with max output power 100w, sometime much less depends on band and situation. Antenna multiband vertical after repair. It got new trap and much better adjustment than before. On the desktop computer Writelog with MMTTY plugin and connected TRX via CIV.

Holice 2009


We (father OK2BX and I) visited this year hamradio meeting Holice again. Long time was not clear which day we go there. Finally situation permited and we went on Friday. We woke up in early morning. It is not so far, but there is only low level class roads and riding them take some time. Weather forecast for weekend was pretty bad. On Friday afternoon they predicted quick fall of temperature and storms with hailstones.

Revitalizace kalendáře


Už je tomu více jak rok od prvního pokusu mít amaterské události nashromážděny v google kalendářích. Ohlasy na tuto mou aktivitu jsou minimální, a tak obsah plním podle osobní nálady a potřeby. To mělo za následek útlum v aktualizaci především KV závodů – to je totiž nejpracnější.

VHF Field day 2009


We were invited by friends join them this VHF field day. Invitation was accepted. We had some duty in Saturday morning yet, so started packing little bit later than usually. I took 9 el yagi 144MHz, no doubt. Zdenek packed his 70MHz stuff. Still discussed if take HF antenna or not, finally added 1/4w vertical (20–15–10M). Car was full, time to go..

Trip to Friedrichshafen, Hamradio 2009


Father and I, were playing with idea visit FH since middle of 2008. I had not been there and my father visited Hamradio once in 1991, it was in the city in alte messe. Two months before event we decided go to FH.

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