CQ WW RTTY Contest 2020

48 hours, 2 operators, 2 operators in training, 3 bands, 2 antennas and 1 radio station. This is also how the last weekend of September could be described.

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IARU Region-1 VHF Contest 2020

We went this year’s IARU VHF Contest in a fairly modified line-up as well as with a different equipment. Last year, we competed from a hill above Kavečany, a neighbourhood of Košice, whereas this year, we chose our new spot above the village of Košická Polianka.

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OM3AU Memorial and Microwave Contest

Once again this year, we couldn’t miss the Ondrej Oravec OM3AU Memorial, which significantly contributed to the development of VHF in Slovakia as well as in the former Czechoslovakia. The contest is organized by the Slovak Amateur Radio Association on the 144 and 432 MHz bands. For the first time this year, we also participated in the Microwave Contest on the 1 296 MHz band.

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2nd Subregional Contest 2020

Due to the restrictions for multi opeartors stations and the greater grouping of people, we participated in this contest under our personal call signs. Dusan, OM3WAK, competed from home and I, OM8WG, set out to test a new spot, which, if proved successful, we would use for contests under the club call sign OM3KSI.

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Search for SP-VONT radiosonde

Last Sunday took to stratospheric heights. An SP-VONT stratospheric radiosonde took off from Malé Bielice Airport near Partizánske. Its launch was organised by the Slovak Organization for Space Activities and the agency placed a number of experiments on board. The whole flight was organised in cooperation with the Valašské Meziříčí Observatory and VZLU Prague. Our radio club ensured the collection at the landing site and handing over to the owner.

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