Our Dear Friend Zorro JH1AJT is a Silent-Key
After a long battle with cancer, our dear friend Zorro JH1AJT passed away. Zorro had been in and out of the hospital lately and his health had deteriorated a lot. Unfortunately, he passed away, he […]
CQ WPX RTTY 2022 – An Amazing Suprise!
Long ago, Dimitris SV1CIB insisted that we participate in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest properly and urged me to take our participation seriously. Dimitris loves this competition very much and enjoys running it, having from […]
New 3D Printed CW Paddles by CR6K (video)
One shortcoming we had at SZ1A was the lack of a dedicated CW Paddle “key” for every station operating position. Usually operators would bring their own. But we wanted to have our own “keys” in […]
The “Mother of All Switches” (MOAS II) is here!
Background… First of all… some history. Paul K1XM made a controller for the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, which he named “Mother of all Switches” (ie. MOAS). The aim was to automate and therefore make it […]
We’re Moving Forward, even during the Era of the Pandemic…
The fact is that many of us lose touch, tied-up by our everyday routine. Especially during today’s times, when we are all tired from the Pandemic’s impact on our lives, being locked down, and inside, […]
Lightning Protection of an Amateur Radio Station
Is there really a danger of “the sky falling on our heads”? Lightning protection of our station and our house is always a move in the right direction. Let’s see how it is done and […]
Make your own propagation forecast with W6EL
Written by Kostas Stamatis, SV1DPI Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA back in 2004, wrote an article called “An Introductory Tutorial to W6ELProp – Running Your Own Propagation Predictions”. This file helped me a lot to understand how […]