What is Hamsphere

The Hamsphere program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Its originator and owner, Kelly (SM7NHC and 5B4IT), claims that it is not a typical “talk”, VOIP which are already several on the Internet, but a real radio program for hams, only in the Internet, with all the attributes of a real radio . We have there […]

HF5L/p in IARU CW R1 Fieldday 2018 contest

Field work of ham radio is an attractive form of action within our hobby. For stations slashed by “p” and “m”, the Fieldday competition formula assumes a number of restrictions, such as non-stationary work without using mains power, distance from the nearest buildings and power lines greater than 100 m, station installation not earlier than […]

Los 2018 – Ham Radio Fest Poland

Several pictures from the XII Ham Radio Fest which took place at Papierkowa Gora in Jaworzno (in the commune of Rudniki, Poland) at the meeting point of three province: Lodzkie, Opolskie and Slaskie (LOS) in May 2018:

Fieldday 2018 preparations

On 2-3 June 2018 we will operate from a forest near Skierniewice, Poland, under the callsign HF5L/p. On May 19 there was a general rehearsal before leaving at the headquarters of the HF5L club. We invite everyone to participate in the competition and for QSOs with HF5L/p on all 6 bands! Rules of the 2018 […]

More about the rotating antenna by SP5GNI

The article “GNI-r3 rotor antenna rotor controller” describes my simplest structure. The user’s manual is available here. I also mention the extended version – the manual is also available. In fact, I have checked other concepts of rotor control. My first idea was to control the rotor completely wirelessly. Impossible? And yet. After all, the […]

CQ WPX SSB Contest 2018

On March 24-25, we took part in the CQ WPX SSB Contest in the Multi-Operator Single-Transmitter Low-Power category. We used IC-765, we made 304 QSO’s. Operators: Andrzej SP5DDF, Wojtek SP5DPD, Zygi SP5ELA, Mirek SP5GNI, Marek SP5ISZ, Marek SP5IXS and Piotr SQ5JUP. According to preliminary results, we obtained 143584 points and: 48th place WW, 22th place […]

Funny things on radio themes

Found funny, surprising, original things on radio topics … How to combine the mania of collecting with amateur radio? Goerge W9EVT got his first license at the age of 7 in 1937, and since then has collected over a thousand radios! See article. Ham’s paradise! At least at retirement age. Maybe even DRINK …   […]

GNI-r3 antenna rotor controller

In issue 3/2018 of the Świat Radio monthly, I published an article about my controller design for popular RAU and RAK antenna rotors. Below is a short version of this publication along with a slightly modified scheme. The GNI-r3 controller supports one rotator. Antenna rotation is possible in the range of 0-360 degrees with reserve […]

CQ World-Wide DX Contest 2017

The HF5L club made its debut in the CQ World-Wide DX Contest competition on October 28-29 2017 with the support of: SP5DPD, SP5GNI, SP5ICS, SP5ISZ, SP5ITI, SP5JTW, Andrzej B. and Piotr R. Despite a relaxed approach, we took the 5th place from Poland in the category Multi-Operator Single-Transmitter – Low Power. The first diploma always […]

Full Colour Morse manipulators from 3D printer

Many colleagues would like to start or play with telegraph again, and a key problem arises. What to do? You can buy an expensive “Bencher” or other company, but I decided to do it on a 3D printer. Something like the pictures came out, of course they all work. A set of such a key […]