SZ1A News and Updates

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, […]

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Building a 4-Element Yagi Antenna for the 6m Band

An email and a phone call with my friend Kostas SV1DPI were enough to convince me to share with you my experiences on building an antenna for 50MHz, hoping to motivate you and help you […]

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Jamboree On The Air 2020 with SZ1A

Many will wonder, seeing the title, what a Jamboree is. A Jamboree or JOTA (Jamboree on the air) is an international scout activity with the participation of radio amateurs, which takes place every third weekend […]

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New Lightning & Surge Protection Devices for SZ1A

Upgrade of Station Lightning Protection

With all of the improvement and upgrade projects underway at SZ1A, equipment donations from fellow HAMs and colleagues, sponsorships, much volunteer work with a lot of effort and passion put in, both from veteran and […]

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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 […]

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How-To Easily Measure Unwanted RF

Recently I have noticed that there is a lot of interest in the amateur radio community regarding baluns-chokes with ferrites, the placement of which is intended to reduce returned and unwanted RF. Introduction Most of […]

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How-To Install Hamclock on Ubuntu 20

Hamclock is a handy application able to show: accurate time, world map & time zone, solar activity, sunrise and sunset times (grey line), DX Cluster Spots, Beam heading & Maidenhead Grid Locators, Northern California DX […]

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Pileups: Make no bones about it…

The beauty of Amateur Radio is that it isn’t just one single hobby. It has so many different parts one can deal with, so it’s a never-ending quest. But one thing that is common in […]

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2020 Annual General Meeting and Elections

The Board had postponed the elections planned for last March due to the urgent measures for COVID-19. With a new decision, the Annual General Meeting and elections are to be held on Sunday, September 27, […]

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QSL-ing via the Bureau and more

There may be many ways to confirm a QSO with another station (LoTW, E-qsl, etc.), but the top way, in my opinion, is the QSL card and especially the one we will receive for free […]

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