Category: Miscellaneous

Winter 2021 in the Karkonosze Mountains

Winter in the Karkonosze Mountains is as picturesque as ever. The 2020/2021 season is different due to covid accommodation and ski bans. Fortunately, driving and hiking are still allowed, so who can go see the beautiful views and breathe the fresh air. The current temperature can always be checked at the Meteo-Karpacz station. Where to […]

ZOOM application for teleconferences

In the era of a pandemic, it is worth not to lose personal contact and conduct meetings using the teleconference applications. One of them is Zoom, which in addition to team conversation, allows you to conduct computer presentations visible to all participants. Until now, zoom has made remote learning easier for all students. Despite the […]

DMR communication in VOT

DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) is an intensely developing future-oriented amateur FM communication system in 2m and 70cm bands, with unlimited range, in which digital radios cooperate with digital repeaters linked by internet connections controlled by a servers system. Thanks to this, theoretically, if our radio is properly programmed with information about DMR network configuration, we […]

90th Anniversary of the Polish Amateur Radio Union

On February 22-24, 1930, the congress and the first general meeting of the Polish Amateur Radio Union took place in Warsaw. In 2020, we proudly celebrate the 90th anniversary of this event.             Tomek SP5CCC has released for the purpose of celebrating this event a number of historical photos from […]

Storm Monitor – it’s worth having weather warnings in your cell

After the tragic events in the Tatra Mountains in Poland on August 22, 2019, many people ask the question: could this have been avoided? After all, it was impossible to give an official warning, because as meteorology experts and notable on TV claimed, the expected rainfall and wind did not exceed the alarm limits (!). […]

Meeting of the Virtual Division PZK OT73 at the HF5L club

On July 29, 2019, a social meeting of the VOT 73 PZK Division took place at the HF5L club headquarters. The highlight of the meeting was a lecture by Marcin SP5ES on the course of the 3Y0I expedition to Bouvet . Marcin presented an extremely interesting photo gallery from the expedition and videos illustrating the […]

QSL cards sent and received

QSL cards are always a nice surprise, sometimes a surprising content, often an attractive graphic form, a beautiful photo, a reminder of historical events, or advertising … But always QSL cards are welcome! Here is our last selected collection: Our current QSL card: Here’s what is more interesting QSL received:

SV8/SP5ISZ

September 14, 2018 Marek SP5ISZ announced that he had started up QRP from the island of Milos. He had an ICOM 703 (10W only) with a 7.5 Ah battery, an LW 41m antenna about 6m above the ground, about 50m from the sea on the beach. With a 9: 1 transformer, the antenna has tuned […]