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 […]

Radio Club HF5L opening

September 9th, 2017, took place official opening of theRadio Club of the Polish Amateur Radio Union operating at LAB-EL Elektronika Laboratoryjna S.J located  in (05-816) Reguły, 9 Herbaciana St., POLAND. The Radio Club obtained the license with the HF5L call sign issued on July 26, 2017. The HF5L Club has a basic set of antennas […]