this page is currently moving to a new platform. If you can read this you are already on the new system. At first I only took over the old, hopelessly outdated content of the old homepage 1: 1 and will update the content in the coming weeks.
Some parts like the logbook are still on the old system, so please do not be surprised about the external link.
vy 73s, Martin DK9CA
A warm welcome...
...to my website dk9ca.de.
First of all, I must apologize for my bad English, but i hope you can understand me. Most german amateur radio websites are unfortunately written in german language only. Due to the fact that radio amateurs have contacts around the world, I decided to offer my website also in English. I hope you like the page despite a possibly not quite correct translation...
Here you will find informations about me and my beautiful amateur radio hobby. My name is Martin and i was born in 1977. I grew up in Hankensbüttel, a small village on the edge of the "Luneburg Heath" in Lower Saxony. The "HF-virus" infected me at the tender age of 8 or 9 years when I soldered my first MW-Radio. It was also the same time I got my first handheld CB-Band radio from my parents for Christmas. Since then, "Bavaria Fox", "Black Angel" or "Firebird" were present on CB radio every day. But most young people who were interested in CB usually lost these interests very quickly, but not me. So OM Siegfried, DD3OE (SK) installed my first λ/2; at my parents' house, and with that, the "Start1" from DNT was in the house. During this time I met Daniel, "CB Asterix" for the first time, he is now licensed as DL1OFC ).
Over the next few years, I was, with few interruptions, very active. The first own car also enlarged our "radio community" and we were already taking part in very much mobile competitions. Even until 2001, i always had a radio in my car, but it was no longer possible to build an antenna at home and the number of active CB-Radio operators always got smaller. After my military service and the associated long absence from home and yard, i came back in contact with Daniel, who had just completed his examination of the newly established amateur radio class 3. This was the way i came to amateur radio. Favored by the vocational training as an industrial mechanic and the technical interests and experiences in electronics, i got the amateur radio class 3 (a pure VHF/UHF license) in August of 2001 after 2 weeks of intensive preparation.
Dear OM, hope to meet you on the bands, whether in the contest or in daily operations.
73 de Martin, DK9CA