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My radio station from 1985 until today ...

RX Dabendorf

1985-1986 - Y2-EA-12306/L47 (SWL)
QTH: Groeditz (Saxony), Loc. JO61RK

This is my first shortwave receiver, 1985 in tube technology!

All-Wave-Receiver - Dabendorf

VEB Funkwerk Dabendorf (Made in GDR)

  • Model: 1340,15 A1
  • Frequency Range: 14kHz to 30MHz, 500kHz (SOS-Frequency)
  • Modes: A1 (BFO), A2, A3
  • Bandwidth: 100Hz, 300Hz, 5kHz
  • 7 Tubes: 3x EF85, EAA91, ECH81, ECL81, EF80
  • Power supply: 115/220VAC
  • Dimensions: W550mm x H335mm x D339mm
  • Weight: 35kg
  • RX EKV02

    1987-1990 - Y47-05-L (SWL)
    QTH: Groeditz (Saxony), Loc. JO61RK

    SSB SHORTWAVE TRAFFIC RECEIVER

    The EKV is a fully transistorized triple super receiver for telephony and telegraphy.

    VEB Funkwerk Köpenick (Made in GDR)

  • Model: EKV02
  • Frequency Range: 14 to 535kHz / 1,6 to 30MHz
  • Mode: A1, A2, A3, A4, A3J, A3A, A3B, F1, F4, F6
  • IF bandwidth: ±6,0 kHz, ±3,0 kHz, ±2,7 kHz, ±1,5 kHz
  • IF bandwidth: ±700 Hz, ±250 Hz, ±75 Hz
  • Power supply: 110/127/220VAC / 24VDC
  • Dimensions: W540mm x H350mm x D415mm
  • Weight: 36kg
  • Market price: 18.500 Mark of the GDR (1989)

    Ozsilloskop EO211

    1987-1990 - Y47-05-L (SWL)
    QTH: Groeditz (Saxony), Loc. JO61RK

    Single Channel Oscilloscope

    VEB Messgerätewerk Zwönitz (Made in GDR)

  • Model: EO211 or Voltcraft 1010
  • Tube: B7S2G5
  • Bandwidth: 0 to 10MHz
  • Vertical deflection channel: 10mV/T to 10V/T in
  • Time deflection: 30ms/T to 0,3µs/t in
  • Measuring grid: vert. 6T, hor. 10T
  • Power supply: 220VAC
  • Dimensions: W258mm x H130mm x D80mm
  • Weight: 4,5kg
  • ATARI 800XL

    1985-1986 - Y2-EA-12306/L47 (SWL)
    QTH: Groeditz (Saxony), Loc. JO61RK

    Home Computer

    Atari Inc. (Made in USA)

  • Model: ATARI 800XL
  • CPU: 8-bit microprocessor MOS 6502
  • RAM: 64 Kilobyte (KB)
  • System clock: 1,77MHz
  • Video: TV-PAL / 80 characters
  • Serial Input Output (SIO): 2x joysticks
  • Program recorder with cassette

    Atari Inc. (Made in USA)

  • Model: ATARI 1010
  • Data speed: 600bps
  • Amount of memory: 50KB on 30-minute cassette
  • Power supply: 9VDC
  • Complete price: 299 DM / 3500 Mark of the GDR (1987)

    The Oscilloscope from RFT model "EO211" showed me graphically Mark | Space in RTTY mode, which was used together with the EKV02. My first computer was an ATARI 800XL with an ATARI 1010 diskette station and a homemade RTTY modem using TTL technology. The program (like the Kantronics KAM) used enabled me to send and receive in CW, RTTY with 45.45 / 50/75/100, ASCII, FEC and WX-Fax reception on the shortwave bands. In 1986 was the absolute high-tech in amateur radio in the GDR!
    I have been involved in the amateur radio hobby for 10 years. In 1988 I got the license (class 2). So I was a co-user at the club station Y47ZL of the former VEB steel and rolling mill in Groeditz. From now on was my call sign Y47UL, qrv in Morse telegraphy, Radiotelephony and Radio teletype.
    TRCV Teltow 215D

    1987-1990 - Y47-05-L (SWL) / Y47UL
    QTH: Groeditz (Saxony), Loc. JO61RK

    Ham radio transceiver - Teltow

    VEB Kombinat Elektronische Bauelemente (Made in GDR)

  • Model: Teltow-215D (D - digital) (1989)
  • Amateur radio bands: 80/40/20/15/10m
  • Mode: LSB, USB, CW, FSK
  • Transmission power: 100 watts (2 pieces of amplifier tubes GU50)
  • IF-Frequency: 5250 kHz and 200 kHz
  • Power supply: 220VAC
  • Dimensions: W342mm x H222mm x D348mm
  • Weight: 27,5kg
  • KW-Trcv. SEG15

    1988-1990 - Y47UL
    QTH: Groeditz (Saxony), Loc. JO61RK

    Send-Receive-Device (SEG), fully transistorized

    VEB Funkwerk Köpenick (Made in GDR)

  • Model: SEG15D
  • Frequency Range: 1.6 to 12MHz
  • Mode: A2J (CW), A3H (AM), A3J (SSB) - LSB/USB
  • Transmission power: 5 and 15 watts
  • power supply: 220VAC, 12/24VDC
  • Dimensions: W304mm x H112mm x D376mm
  • Weight: 12kg
  • DFA1

    1987-1990 - Y47-05-L (SWL) / Y47UL
    QTH: Groeditz (Saxony), Loc. JO61RK

    Digital frequency display - Teltow

    VEB Kombinat Elektronische Bauelemente (Made in GDR)

  • Model: DFA1 extra accessories for the Teltow 215D (1989)
  • IF fixed: 5250 kHz and 9750 kHz
  • Display range: 80m/40m/20m/15m/10m Band
  • as frequency counter: 200 kHz to 23 MHz
  • Power supply: 220VAC/50Hz
  • Dimensions: W170mm x H75mm x D205mm
  • Weight: 1,1kg
  • QRV under DL2VIC from 09/2001 !
    The year 1989 brought unexpectedly big changes for me as radio amateurs in the GDR. In September 1991 I got my class 1 call sign DL2VIC from the postal and telecommunications authority. What happened in 1989? 

    Radiostation 1997

    This is my station (1997 to 2000) in Groeditz, Saxony (Loc. JO61RK)
    These were my devices ...
  • Trcv. YAESU FT-767GX
  • Hustler-Antenna 6-BTV, abt. 15m over ground
  • 4 pcs Tonna 4-element cross Yagi ant., abt. 15m over ground
  • 2-Meter FM-TRX UFS601
  • Kantronics KAM-Modem
  • LANDOLT TNC-2C for Packet-Radio Mode (1200bps, 9600bps)
  • PC Computer IBM 286/16MHz
  • ADI AT-200 2-m, 5 watts (Packet Radio 1200 bps)
  • ADI AT-400 70-cm, 5 watts (Packet Radio 9600 bps)
  • YAESU FT-767GX

    All Mode Transceiver HF/VHF/UHF

    Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd. Tokyo (Made in Japan)

  • Model: FT-767GX
  • Freq. Receiver: 30kHz to 30MHz
  • Freq. Transmitter: 1.6 to 30MHz
  • Transmission power: 100 watts
  • FEX-767-6∗: 50-54MHz, 10 watts PEP
  • FEX-767-2: 144-146MHz, 10 watts PEP
  • FEX-767-7B∗: 430-440MHz, 10 watts PEP
  • Mode: CW, SSB, AM, FM, FSK
  • Automatic Antenna Tuner
  • Semi/Full Break-in Morse telegraphy (CW)
  • Electronic Keyer
  • Power supply: 100/110/117/200/220/240VAC
  • Dimensions: W368mm x H129mm x D295mm
  • Accessories: MH-1B8 (handheld microphone)
  • Weight: 15.5kg
  • FM-TRX UFS601

    VHF transmitting and receiving devices

    VEB Funkwerk Köpenick (Made in GDR)

  • Model: UFS601
  • Frequency Range: 145 to 150MHz
  • Number of channels: 10 quartz channels
  • Transmission power: 10 watts PEP
  • Mode: FM
  • Voltage range: 6 to 28VDC
  • Dimensions: W210mm x H130mm x D300mm
  • Weight: 5,5kg
  • Kantronics KAM-Modem

    The Kantronics KAM is an HF / VHF multimode controller with two ports, which is used to send and receive data by radio.

    HF/VHF Multimode-Controller

    Kantronics Inc (Made in USA)

  • Model: Kantronics All Mode - KAM (1990)
  • Mode: Packet Radio 300/1200 bps, FEC, AMTOR (CCIR 476 and CCIR 625), RTTY, ASCII, CW, WEFAX
  • Data Rate HF Port: 45 to 300bps
  • Data Rate VHF Port: 1200bps
  • Power supply: 12VDC
  • Dimensions: W162mm x H33mm x D208mm
  • Weight: 1.1 kg
  • Funkstation 2000
    The station from 2000 to 2003, in Unterwoessen, Bavaria (Loc. JN67FR)
    QRP shortwave transceiver SG-2020 with a transmission power of 0.5 watts to max. 20 watts and GAP Titan DX antenna (80m to 10m) in the garden.
    Funkstation 2003
    From 09/2003 to 05/2009 qrv from Schleching, Bavaria (Loc. JN67FR)
    Here with KW transceiver ALINCO DX70 and KAM+ modem from Kantronic / USA with long wire antenna in approx. 8 meters with the autom. Antenna tuner, model SG231, from SGC.
    Transceiver SG-2020

    SSB HF TRANSCEIVER

    SGC Inc. (Made in USA)

  • Model: SG-2020
  • Frequency Range: 1,8 to 30MHz
  • Operational Temperature Range: -30°C to +70°C
  • Mode: USB, LSB, CW
  • Frequency Stability: ± 3ppm per 10°C
  • Output Power: 0,5 to 20 watts PEP
  • Operational Voltage Range: 9 to 18VDC, max. 4A
  • Dimensions: W150mm x H70mm x D180mm
  • Weight: 2kg
  • ALINCO DX70

    Shortwave transceiver

    Alinco, Inc. - Made in Japan

  • Model: DX70 (2003)
  • Freq. Receiver: 150kHz to 30MHz / 50 to 54MHz
  • Freq. Transmitter: 1.8MHz to 30MHz / 50 to 54MHz
  • Output Power: 100 watts and 10 watts, 6m-Band
  • Mode: USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM
  • Frequency Stability: ± 10ppm
  • Power supply: 13,8VDC, max 20A
  • Dimensions: W178mm x H58mm x D230mm
  • Weight: 2,7kg
  • Funkstation 2003

    Antennen Tuner (2003) SG-231 from SGC Inc. (Made in USA)

    This is my station from 2007 to 2009, the last pictures from Germany
    Funkstation 2007
    My radio station consists of an ICOM IC-7400, HF/6m/2m with external power supply from DIAMOND - GSV3000 the KAM+ modem from Kantronics and a USB sound interface for the digital modes like PSK, RTTY, SSTV, etc.
    Funkstation 2007
    My HF measuring station with Philips PM 3065 Oscilloscope, 100 MHz, self-made HFMS with internal HF power meter up to 1kW and frequency counter up to 1 GHz, furthermore a FARNELL generator PSG-1000 (10 kHz - 1 GHz) and a self-made, HF- Power meter up to 1KW PEP!
    Philips PM 3065

    2+1 channel oscilloscope

    N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabriken - Eindhoven (Made in the Netherlands)

  • Model: PM 3065
  • Channel: 2 + 1
  • Bandwidth: 100MHz
  • Trigger: max 150MHz
  • Sensitivity: 2mV/cm to 10V/cm
  • third channel: as trigger view or auxiliary channel with fixed sensitivity
  • Auto-Set-Function
  • LCD display (W25mm x H89mm) for status and settings
  • Interface: RS-232
  • Dimensions: W350mm x H134mm x D443mm
  • Power supply: 110,120,220,240VAC
  • Weight: 7,5kg
  • FARNELL PSG-1000

    HIGH PERFORMANCE SIGNAL GENERATOR

    Farnell Instruments Limited (Made in UK)

  • Model: PSG-1000
  • Frequency Range: 10kHz to 1GHz
  • Resolution: 10Hz (<128MHz), 100Hz (>128MHz)
  • RF-Output: -133dBm to +13dBm
  • Modulation: AM, FM, Phase
  • Reverse Power: max 50 watts
  • Power supply: 100/120/220/240V∼ (45 to 440Hz)
  • Operational Voltage Range: 11,5 to 15VDC, max 30 watts
  • Dimensions: W330mm x H145mm x D405mm
  • Weight: 8,6kg
  • Home Made HFMS09

    High-frequency measuring system

    Home Made (2007)

  • Model: HFMS09
  • Network analyzer: 1 to 170MHz
  • Frequency counter (1): 0.1 to 50MHz
  • Frequency counter (2): 0,05 to 1GHz
  • L/C measurement
  • Power supply: 230VAC, stationary
  • Voltage range: 11,0 to 15VDC (int. battery, 12hr portable)
  • Weight: 1.1kg
  • Power-Reflection-Meter

    Power-Reflection-Meter

    Home-Made (2007)

  • Frequency Range: DC to 500MHz
  • Input power: max. 1KW
  • Power supply: 12VDC
  • Weight: 1.1kg
  • Kantronics KAMplus

    The Kantronics KAM+ is an HF / VHF multimode controller with two ports, which is used to send and receive data by radio.

    HF / VHF-Multimode-Controller

    Kantronics Inc (Made in USA)

  • Model: Kantronics All Mode Plus - KAM+ (2007)
  • Mode: Packet Radio on HF300/VHF1k2, PACTOR, GTOR, FEC, AMTOR (CCIR 476 and CCIR 625), RTTY, ASCII, CW, WEFAX, NAVTEX/AMTEX, KISS, HOST, GPS, EMWIN
  • Data Rate–HF Port: 45 to 300bps
  • Data Rate--VHF Port: 1200bps
  • Power supply: 12VDC
  • Dimensions: W162mm x H33mm x D208mm
  • Weight: 1.1kg
  • DIAMOND GSV3000

    Power Supply

    DIAMOND ANTENNA CORPORATION (Made in Japan)

  • Model: GSV3000 (2007)
  • Output voltage: 1 to 15VDC
  • Output power: 30A (continuous) / 34A (short)
  • Input voltage: 220VAC, 6.5A, 50,60Hz
  • Dimensions: W250m x H150m x D240mm
  • Weight: 9.0kg
  • From June 2009 from Sweden, the province of Vaesterbotten with the call sign SA2BFO qrv! The QTH until 09/2012 was Renstroem (Loc. KP04BW).
    Funkstation 2009 in Schweden

    The station consisted of the following equipment ... a transceiver ICOM IC-7400 for shortwave, the 6-meter and the 2-meter amateur radio band. The maximum output power on all frequencies is 100 watts. A microHAM USB-Interface II and MFJ antenna tuner 949E belonged to the station. The antenna system consisted of a Windom antenna for the amateur radio bands 160/80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 / 6m at a height of 15 meters. For radio operation at 6 meters, an HB9CV was also used, which was installed at a height of approx. 12 meters. Since 2009 I have been using a mini VNA Pro BT for exact antenna adaptation.

    microHAM USB-Interface II

    USB-Radio-Sound-Interface

    microHAM s.r.o. (Made in Slovakia)

  • Model: microHAM USB-Interface II (2009)
  • USB version: 1.1 and 2.0
  • Power supply: USB 5VDC, with Trcv. max. 16VDC
  • Radio port: max. 57600 baud
  • Audio output: 600 ohms, max 3Vpp
  • Audio input: 50K ohms, max 4Vpp
  • Dimensions: W103m x H28m x D80mm
  • Weight: 450g
  • MFJ Antennen Tuner 949E

    Shortwave Antenna Tuner

    MFJ Enterprises, Inc. (Made in USA)

  • Model: MFJ949e (2009)
  • Frequency range: 1.8 to 30MHz
  • Transmission power: 30 watts and 300 watts
  • RF output: coaxial and balanced mit 4:1 balun
  • Power supply: 12VDC
  • Dimensions: W270mm x H90m x D180mm
  • Weight: 1,8kg
  • mini VNA Pro BT (2009)

    mini VNA Pro BT

    Since September 2012 from Norsjoe, Bjurtraesk, QRV with a new locator JP94UX!

    Radiostation 2014
    Statron-NT , Typ 2232.00

    Statron High Power Supply

    Statron Gerätetechnik GmbH (Made in Germany)

  • Modell: Typ 2232.00 (2012)
  • Output voltage: 13,8VDC
  • Output power: 35A duration
  • Voltage stability: at -7/+6% mains 4mV
  • CV stability load 0 to 100%: 35mV
  • Isolation in/out: galvanically isolated, earth-free
  • Cooling: regulated fan
  • Input voltage: 230VAC, 50Hz
  • Dimensions: W360mm x H180mm x D310mm
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Since 2016 the antenna system has consisted of an HB9CV for the 6-meter band and a DIAMOND CX-50 antenna for emergency and local radio operation on the 2-meter band. Both antennas are installed at a height of approximately 10 meters! There is a maximum output power of 100 watts available on both bands!

    SCS PTC-IIe

    DSP Multimode PACTOR-Controller

    SCS GmbH & Co.KG (Made in Germany)

  • Model: SCS PTC-IIe (06/2016)
  • Modes: PACTOR 1, PACTOR 2, PACTOR 3, AMTOR, NAVTEX, AMTEX, RTTY, PSK31, CW, SSTV, FAX, PacketRadio (300/1200/9600bps)
  • Extras: internal mailbox (100kB memory)
  • Working temperature range: -10 to +50°C
  • Power range: 12 to 15VDC, 500mA
  • Dimensions: W125mm x H43mm x D183mm
  • Weight: 560g
  • Software: NcWinPtc from PA0NC

    LDMOS RF amplifier HAL1200F

    HAL1200 Atlantic (2017)

    GB (Made in Italy)

  • Frequency: 1.8 - 54 MHz (Amateur radio bands)
  • Mode: SSB, CW, RTTY
  • Power input: 20 ∼ 45 watts (30w typ.)
  • Power output HF: 1200 watts PEP / 1000 watts CW
  • Power output 6m: 600 watts PEP / 500 watts CW
  • Spurious emissions: min. -50dB
  • IMD3: -34 dB (typ.)
  • Adjustment SWR: ≤ 2:1
  • Power connection: 100-260 VAC / 10-16 A
  • Dimensions: W261 x H153mm x D334mm
  • Weight: 9 kg
  • LDMOS RF amplifier HAL1200R

    1200 WATTS - AUTOMATIC TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIER

    Rear view

    According to the manufacturer, the HAL1200 is currently the smallest and lightest power amplifier in this class on the market. With an input of 25-35 watts, in the PA, which is equipped with 4 high power MOSFET transistors of the type SD2933, delivers a typical output power of 1200W PEP in SSB. Fully automatic operation is possible with the built-in band decoder. In addition, the control can also be carried out by the transceiver via a cable.

    These protocols are supported:

  • Yaesu BAND DATA
  • Icom CI-V
  • Kenwood RS-232C or IF-232
  • Elecraft BAND OUT
  • Radiostation 2016

    My radio station from 2016 to 2017 in Bjurtraesk (Locator: JP94UX)

    For further current information about the technology and the antennas, please look under "Radio Station"!

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