Welcome to my shack!
Amateur radio (also called “Ham Radio”) is a friendly high-tech hobby that has got something fun for everyone. Radio amateurs use radio stations (transmitters and receivers) from their homes and outdoors to get in contact with other amateurs around the world, even complete strangers. They communicate with each other using morse code, voice or computer-supported digital modes. About 3 million people troughout the world enjoy this hobby. In all countries amateur radio operators have to pass an examination to demonstrate technical knowledge, operating competence and awareness of legal and regulatory requirements. More about amateur radio at Wikipedia….
I have passed the amateur radio exam in 1975, and the callsign “DL5NO” has been assigned to me. In the professional context I got a university degree in electrical engineering and have worked in medium-sized and large ICT companies in various positions from development engineer to CTO and technology consulting manager. Finally I retired and now have more time for my hobbies, which besides amateur radio include skiing and playing piano. I am also a honorary trainer to prepare for the amateur radio exam.
The nice thing is that amateur radio offers many different possibilities to become active: Radio amateurs may build transmitters, receivers and auxiliary devices for their own use without a certification of the equipment and operate the equipment in internationally allocated bands of the radio spectrum. Within this framework most radio amateurs have their special preferences. My main interests in this hobby are:
- CW (the use of the good old morse code)
- DX (far distance connections) on shortwave
- Contesting (visit the fieldday page of the local radio club)
- Digital modes (RTTY, PSK31, FT8)
Within my webpages, I’d like to give some impressions of my activities as radio amateur. Just click through my website…