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Digital MODES - My New Operation

04/04/2019 21:45
I can say that I still prefer CW to other modes. Unfortunately my PA is out of order now.  Because of that fact and really very poor propagation conditions on SW I have started my operation on DIGI MODES with PSK31 and PSK63. My Interface (between TRX IC7410 and notebook HP450) is home made...

OL100CSR, OM100CSR

26/08/2018 17:47
The Czech Republic and Slovakia celebrate 100 years Anniversary of (former) Czechoslovakia (CSR) /October 28th, 1918/. OK and OM Hams operate special stations on SW and VSW. The stations OL100CSR and OM100CSR work from August 15th to October 31th, 2018. Electronic Awards will be issued.  You...

HOLICE 2018

25/08/2018 13:10
The 29th International HAM Fest Holice 2018 takes place on August 24 – 25, 2018.  I visited the one on Friday (yesterday). I met lots of friends and HAMs from Czech (OK), Slovak (OM) and Croatian (9A) stands. HAMs from the U.K. were there as well. By the way: They have flown from island Jersey...

Deleting a part of my HAM WEB pages

03/11/2017 12:05
Because of the fact that I have operated my HAM WEB pages for about 7 years and a part of information has not been topical yet I have decided to reduce the pages. So I am deleting a part of news, photographs and the  guestbook now. 

New Meeting with Max, VK2ARZ

27/09/2017 09:42
  Yesterday in the afternoon I met Max, VK2ARZ, in the city of Praha. It was our meeting nr.3. It was my pleasure to talk with Max face to face again.  We talked about bad propagation conditions over last months and the situation of HAM communities in Australia and the Czech Republic. We...

HOLICE 2017

26/08/2017 09:16
  Yesterday morning I visited the HAM fest of Holice 2017 (August 25th and 26th) as ordinarily every year. I met old and new HAM friends from OK, OM, DL, SP and LY there. I also bought same parts on the HAM flea market and some CDs at Slovak Radio Club stand (Slovak HAM Meeting TATRY 2015 and...

SFI=68 .....

28/07/2017 09:44
This morning (July 28, 2017) the SFI was only 68 (it was almost absolute minimum).  MUF (3000 km) was about 11 MHz at 0639 UTC - according to the Ionospheric Observatory in Pruhonice u Prahy (near Prague). The 20 meter CW band was almost empty in the morning (only a few European stations and...

My QRP operation

10/06/2017 14:30
  Propagation Conditions (especially for DX) are very poor nowadays (SFI has been under 79, there are almost no spots on the Sun, MUF about 16,5 MHz etc.). I am afraid that it will last over life of my generation.  But fortunately - I have worked with about 325 DXCC countries from this...

RETRO TX QRP - new version

05/05/2017 16:08
Because of the fact that the new (WARC) band of 60 meters has not been allowed by the Czech Authorities for OK HAMs I decided to retune the TX from 5,5 to 7 MHz. Now I operate (from time to time) also on 7 MHz band with the RETRO TX QRP (power 5 Watts). You can see the Block Diagram on Picture...

New band 60 meters (5 MHz) in the Czech Republic

30/01/2017 19:04
The new WARC band 5 MHz (5351,5 to 5366,5 kHz) will not be open for OK HAMs in 2017.  According to “Radioamater 1/2017” (magazine of the Czech Radio Club): The Czech Telecommutions Office says that OK HAMs can still use a few channels (from 5272.5 to 5405.0 kHz)  when they have obtained...
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