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WAG Contest 2014

October 20th, 2014 No comments

After I skipped last year’s Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest this year became even better. The Chaoswelle Contest Crew has been offered a new location: DF0MU near Schöppingen in north-west North Rhine-Westphalia.

It’s a former military station from the WWII-era which was later used by the University of Münster. Several years ago some ham radio operators took over the station and refurbished several antennas. Today it is a great spot with a lot of antennas. Many activities are on UHF and VHF bands (or even higher), but they also set up several HF antennas. These are the antennas we use during WAG Contest.

DF0MU Panorama

We had really great weather with up to 22ºC during day (and that in late October!). During night it is so dark that we could see the Milky Way and thousands of stars.

My “shift” was during early morning. From around 5 to 9 A.M. It’s a time where there are not so many QSOs, so I mostly called “CQ Contest DA0CCC” just to reserve the Frequency.

I hope that we can use this location for the next WAG Contest.

IARU HF World Championship 14

July 13th, 2014 No comments

DF0AT

Another time outdoors in Büren at DF0AT taking part in the IARU HF World Championship 14. This time I did not worked as an operator but standing in the background and talked a lot with the other YLs and OMs. All in all we had around 500 QSOs with DK0CCC. Not bad, but I’m looking forward to the WAG Contest in October.

Clubstation call sign DF0X

May 8th, 2014 No comments

Today I received confirmation from the BundesNetzAgentur (BNetzA) that the clubstation call sign DF0X is registered. The location for this call is the hackspace AfRA in Berlin-Lichtenberg. That’s the location where we meet weekly with several ham radio operators, give lessons for the ham radio exam and built some antennas. Furthermore we will use this call for our UrbanHamRadio activities.

This is already the third call sign registered on my name. Beside DC4LW I also own the educational call sign DN3CCC, which I’m not allowed to use personally, but trainees under my guidance.