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Old 01.03.2015, 18:34
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Re: Ham radio

CQ CQ CQ this is a QST!

I have started a Ham Radio Meetup Group called Zürich Ham Radio (Amateur Radio) Meetup! Please join there if interested - i will aim to have monthly meet ups!

73 and hope to see you de HB9FGN.
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Old 02.09.2015, 16:02
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Re: Ham radio

Any hams in the Bern area?

I'm looking to get my US Amateur Extra (which has CEPT-area reciprocal status) when I'm back visiting family in the US in December.

Does Switzerland allow one to operate in Switzerland using a CEPT reciprocal license like the US Extra with no additional paperwork/fees, or does it only mean one gets to skip the test but one needs to get a Swiss license along with the CHF120/year fees?

Ideally it'd be nice to operate here in Switzerland using just my US Extra callsign and a Swiss prefix rather than paying the costs for a Swiss license.
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Old 02.09.2015, 16:10
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Re: Ham radio

Im not that familiar with the levels of the US license but i have the UK full license. You just need to send it to the BAKOM office and they will send you the Swiss HB9 license plus the annual fee that's something like 100 or so Chf.

Give the guys at BAKOM a call they are really helpful.

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Re: Ham radio

My understanding is that the UK Full and US Extra are essentially the same: in their own respective countries they entitle hams to use all amateur frequencies (rather than class-limited subsets) and have reciprocal agreements that allow operating in many countries around the world.

Good suggestion to contact BAKOM. I'll do that.

I hope I'd just be able to use my US license/callsign on the air even if I reside in Switzerland since CHF 120/year is a bit steep for a Swiss callsign.
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Old 02.09.2015, 16:24
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Re: Ham radio

I found the contact for you

Andreas Hager 032 327 58 24
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Re: Ham radio

Thanks. I sent an email inquiry to kf-fk@bakom.admin.ch, since that's listed as the contact address for inquiries at http://www.bakom.admin.ch/themen/fre...x.html?lang=de.

I'll keep Herr Hager's contact information handy for future reference.

I also found some information that seems to answer my question: according to http://www.cept.org/files/12338/FAQ%...%20amateur.pdf it looks like one can operate under their home country's CEPT-eligible license (Extra, in the US case) when visiting CEPT countries for a "short" visit (where "short" is typically defined as <90 days). Beyond the "short" time period, one must apply for a national license from the country they're residing in.
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Old 02.09.2015, 16:36
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Re: Ham radio

Yeah they told me that while i wait for my HB9 call to come through i should just go ahead and prefix my Uk call with HB9.
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Old 02.09.2015, 17:21
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Yeah they told me that while i wait for my HB9 call to come through i should just go ahead and prefix my Uk call with HB9.
Currently 120CHF payable in January
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Re: Ham radio

Hello all, I wonder if someone would be interested on a couple of things radio related i'm not anymore using:

-NetSDR
-AOR AR5000 3+ (widerange receiver)
-Yaeusu 5500 antenna rotor.

I live near Lenzburg and would be happy to meet any other radio aficionado arund.

73!
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Old 10.12.2015, 15:55
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Re: Ham radio

Hi,

What version is the NetSDR and what options does it have?

Oh and how much do you want for it?
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Re: Ham radio

Hello, this is the plain vanilla version (no downconverter)
I bought this directly from Peter and have use it very little, mostly for recording the data dump of the Space Shuttle missions.. few years ago before decommissioned.

I will be happy to show you the equipment and test it for you.

Price is negotiable: 1300CHF


I forgot to mention that the 3 items are in mint condition, hardly used (been well packed when not in use). No smoking, no pets environment. etc...


SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Range: 10 KHz - 32 MHz *

Digital Down Converter: Xilinx FPGA

Synchronization : Optional 10 MHz reference input

PC Interface: Ethernet 100 base-T (UDP/TCP/IP)

Filters: 115+ dB 80% alias free BW (Single DDC)

Output IQ Sample Rate: 12.5 KHz to 2 MHz

Output I/Q Bandwidth: 10 KHz to 1.6 MHz
DDC Flatness: <0.5 dB

Dynamic Range: 105 dB
Phase noise @ 15 MHz: -152 dBc/Hz @10KHz

MDS ADC Low Gain (500Hz): -128dBm 10 MHz

MDS ADC High Gain (500Hz): -129dBm 10 MHz

Analog to Digital Converter: 16 bit
IQ RX Mute Control: Available on RS-232 pin Preselection: 10 sub-octave filters

Attenuators: 0, -10dB, -20dB, -30dB

Sample Rate: 80.000 MHz

Memory for 40 MHz Wide Mode: 65536 x 16 bit

Operating Temperature: 0C - 40C

External Radio Control: Built-in RS-232 port

Dimensions: 9” x 1.5” x 7.1” W x H x L

Power: 5 Volts DC @ 1.5 Amp **

Connections: 3 x BNC (RF 1, Ext Ref, IF Out/RF 2) , RS-232, USB Setup, Stereo In, Ethernet, Power, RX Mute.
Compliance: CE,FCC,IC

* Usable to 34 MHz+

Ethernet Bandwidth Requirements:

2.00 MHz Output Sample Rate = 64.0Mb/s*16bit IQ

1.00 MHz Output Sample Rate = 48.0Mb/s*24bit IQ 0.50 MHz Output Sample Rate = 24.0Mb/s*24bit IQ 0.01 MHz Output Sample Rate = 0.60Mb/s*24bit IQ
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Re: Ham radio

Throwing this in to an ancient thread:
Our family is headed to Geneva, likely late summer 2016. I'm W0XO in the US, formerly 7J1AWL in Japan.
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Re: Ham radio

Good to see some activity still going on in this thread.

So, is the meetup active? I'm a not-so-experienced ham, but looking to find out ways to explore and expand my ham experience. Would be great to meet some fellow hams who I could exchange ideas and learn from.
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Good to see some activity still going on in this thread.

So, is the meetup active? I'm a not-so-experienced ham, but looking to find out ways to explore and expand my ham experience. Would be great to meet some fellow hams who I could exchange ideas and learn from.
A meeting i know of takes place on the first Tuesday each month in Eglisau just outside ZH @ 19:00 with some local Brits attending
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Re: Ham radio

I am interested in meeting other hams in the Suisse Romande area. John, K6AAF
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Re: Ham radio

Hi John,


You can look at the USKA Canton VD section, with call HB9MM. Try reaching out.


There will be a hamfest in Payerne (VD) on November 4th for USKA where potential you can meet other hams, hope your French is good. Note that this hamfest is not like the US ones that have a trade-Show, this more orgnaization Meetings - so you can try to Network there.


I will be there as part of the Swiss VE Team giving US exams (ARRL VE) but I'm in Kanton AG.


Best 73 - W2CDR
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Re: Ham radio

Dear W2CDR: Thanks for the response. I am not a permanent resident so I am in CH about 1/3 of the year.

My French is rather grim so I guess the Hamfest would not work too well for me.

I brought along a CODAN HF manpack and have been using it to hunt around the bands. As I don't have a roof mounted antenna, I must be outside to use it, which precludes use when it rains.

It is interesting that you are giving US exams in CH. May I inquire why this is of interest to the Swiss?

By the way, I assume there is a special designator I should use with my call sign when transmitting in CH. Do you happen to know what this is? I tried contacting AARL & got nowhere.

Thanks for the USKA tip regarding Canton Vaud. Do you know if HB9MM speaks English?

Again, thanks for the response. I really appreciate it.

All The Best, 73s, K6AAF
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Re: Ham radio

Hi John,


Very good you're on the air. I can't get on much due to the Baby but c'est la vie.


I don't know if HB9MM speaks english routinely - on the air yes but not sure how they would be conversationally with you.


When you're in CH, you can add the HB9 Designator to your call sign assuming you are an extra-class or HB3 if you are below that, respecting the band allocation at best assigned to you in the US in the absense of knowing what's allocated here (I never worried about it as I'm extra class).


Yes many hams are interested in the US licenses due to CEPT portablity/reciprocle licensing, i got my HB9 call under CEPT.


If you're in Geneva, try reaching out to the UN Station, 4U1ITU, but that Group is generally UN employees who are hams.


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Re: Ham radio

Dear W2CDR: Thanks for the comprehensive reply. I really appreciate it.

Regarding the HB3 designator (I have a General Class ticket) is this added before or after I state my call sign?

I have not had much luck getting on the air with my manpack's whip. I have a part I need for my magnetic loop on the way from the states. I hope that gives me better reception.

Are you permanently living in CH? If so, perhaps we can get together some time. I am usually here for about 1/3 of the year.

All the best and 73, John K6AAF
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Hello! I just joined this site and hope to operate in Switzerland(Zug) as WX2I/HB9 the end of this month!
As an employee of Siemens, I know they have a Ham radio shack and I hope to operate from there during my visit.
I was also thinking about bringing my own small rig as well and try operating portable with my KX3 and an endfed!

I am in the process of getting my 'official' papers in order as I am an Extra Class here in the US.
Any tips or good locations for a quick place to setup or any info on how the process works bringing a rig to Switzerland would be appreciated!
Thank you all and hope to hear from you!
7 3 de WX2I Bob
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