My ham radio career started in November 2010, when Czech Radio Club registered me as a SWL under callsign OK1-36349. I was listening to everything in air: amateur radio, commercial radio, air traffic control, you name it. During the SWL period I got really interested in HF bands, especially when I could hear some DX stations from around the world. The QSL cards I received from the DX stations really motivated me to proceed with my new hobby.
In May 2011 I passed the HAREC exam and since then I have been licensed as OK1BIL.
I never miss an opportunity to travel. Be it for work or for leisure I am always taking some ham radio gear with me. It is definitelly more fun to visit a DXCC then just work it!
From October 2017 I am holder of Austrian permanent amateur radio license.
From 14th to 19th August 2017 I was taking part in YO SOTA Marathon 2017, activating several summits in Romanian Apuseni mountains.
Starting by October 2016 I am assigned to company HQ in Salzburg. I am using Kenwood TS-480 and a KX3 running into a loop antenna at balcony.
From February to April 2016 I was working on company project in Sydney. I was using KX3 with Yaesu FL-110 amplifier, antenna was tuned wire hanging from the balcony of my apartment in seventh floor.
In July 2015, I spent a month in California, visiting my relatives. I was operating QRP with my KX3 with a vertical mounted over beach. I had an interesting QRPP contact with NH6I with only 100mW SSB.
From 21st July to 27th July 2014 I was activating the island of Jersey GJ/EU-013 with team of OK hams. Check out our Jersey 2014 DXpedition website.
What I really like about ham radio is the variety of sub-fields one can explore. When you exhaust one field you can move to some other. I do personally enjoy:
Here I would like to share few links to various ham radio related and other technically related media I read: