SZ1A News and Updates

Radio Amateur License exams for the 2nd semester of 2021 in Etoloakarnania Region

With a letter dated 12/10/2021, the Region of Western Greece informed us about the announcement of examinations for the acquisition of Amateur Radio Diplomas for the period 2021 in its area of responsibility. The exams […]

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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 […]

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Project Vedema SX9V Remote Off Grid Ham Radio

Project Vedema SX9V – Remote Off-Grid Ham Radio Station (video)

SX9V Remote station description, automation and operation Background In recent years, on the one hand, the increased noise floor in cities, especially on the low bands, and on the other hand, the limited space for […]

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How Tough Are Ferrites?

How Tough Are Ferrites? (video)

By Ian Jackson VK3BUF. The original article was published in QTC January-March 2021. Earlier in 2020 QRM Guru published an article to answer a few common questions on ferrite materials. It looked at budget versus […]

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SZ1A New Gear OM Power OM2000HF Linear Amplifier - YAESU FT-1000MP MARK-V FIELD - MicroHAM MicroKEYER II

We just got Bigger and Better with OM Power, Yaesu and microHAM! (video)

A year has gone by since the destruction caused by the Storm (“Hepheastion”), and finally, we have some amazing news to announce! Maybe it was all the effort and hard work we’ve put into rebuilding […]

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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 […]

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Receive the SZ1A AWARD online with six unique QSOs

In 2016, the idea of the award was born during a meal and discussion, as is usually the case. Following a decision of the Board of Directors, the Radio Amateur Association of Western Greece began […]

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Etch your own circuit board PCB in 10 EASY Steps

TEN Easy Steps To Etch Your Own Quality Circuit Board – PCB (video)

Many of us have tried to make our own board for our favorite project. Unfortunately, most do not get the desired results. Usually, our board will need a lot of work to become functional. We’ll […]

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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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