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Ham radio, travelling, photos, QSL design, news and more by Stan SQ8X
Ham radio and more

Ham radio and more

This website represents my subjective picture of amateur radio as my biggest hobby. Although it's generally maintained for my ham radio friends, I also try to publish news and other materials for non hams as well as a kind of positive, inspiring way to promote this probably the most interdisciplinary hobby in the world.
A little bit of hi-tech

A little bit of hi-tech

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Hi Dear Followers :-) A bunch of good news + 1 sad news. Which goes first? Maybe the bad one… The bad news (or maybe a good one anyway?) I must add my 5 cents to recently seen comments once FT5ZM DXp
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Still alive but busy

“Once upon a time, in a distant galaxy…” :-) It’s been a loooong loooong time I haven’t been posting anything here. Really busy with my work recently + some side-projects R
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Hi Dear Followers :-) A bunch of good news + 1 sad news. Which goes first? Maybe the bad one… The bad news (or maybe a good one anyway?) I must add my 5 cents to recently seen comments once FT5ZM DXp
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Still alive but busy

“Once upon a time, in a distant galaxy…” :-) It’s been a loooong loooong time I haven’t been posting anything here. Really busy with my work recently + some side-projects R
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Big project, Big news!

There’s a saying in Poland that sounds something like “a shoemaker walks without shoes” which means somebody often devotes so much time to provide services to one another that he’s
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Atención! 1542 1542 0 0…

Recently, while scanning HF, I encountered something I forgot about for a long time, yet I still find extremely interesting and intriguing: number stations. I know it for years and it’s really intere
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Recordings are listed by callsigns. More recordings coming soon :-)

 

About this blog

A couple of words about me and this blog...
  • Born in 1975 in Lesko - SE Poland, single. Working as a freelancer: website and DTP designer, press and radio journalist, professional photographer. Recently involved in international movie productions taking a place in Poland (i.e. The Chronicles of Narnia) responsible for location scouting, logistics, PR, and documentations reg. footage areas.

    Huge enthusiast of mountain hiking, travelling and all activities related to spending as much time close to the nature as possible. Interested in astronomy, new media and technologies, geography. Have been able to help to establish an astronomical observatory for students at the secondary school in hometown Lesko – the only observatory in the South-Eastern Poland.

    The biggest hobby: HAM RADIO – the most interdisciplinary hobby in the world I guess. First license in 1993, upgraded in 1998 to full HF. Currently holding CEPT 1st Class License. Working always barefoot taught me to work in pileups efficiently respecting "the code of ham spirit". Currently more than 300 entities cfm – all of them while working with a simple multiband vertical at home QTH in Lesko. Time to time operating as /p from the mountain glider airport in Bezmiechowa, 8km north of Lesko.

    • Organizer and team leader of JX5O Jan Mayen DXpedition - July 6-14, 2011 - http://janmayen2011.org/
    • Organizer and team leader of XRØY - Easter Island between Oct 31 - Nov 15, 2009 - more info at at http://rapanui2009.org/
    • Member of DXpedition VK9LA - Lord Howe Island between March 23 - April 3, 2009 - see my blog at http://vk9la.info/
    • Member of the Desecheo 2009 - K5D - Off-Island Team
    • Member of the Amsterdam Isl. 2014 - Off-Island Team
  • After several years of break I've decided to operate CW again. Since thenI'm a big enthusiast of that mode.
    Also active on SSB, RTTY, PSK etc. Thanks to John ZD9GI recently I've been introduced to cosmic modes of JT65 and WSPR ;-)

    • RTX: Icom IC-756 PRO III
    • ANT: vertical multibander HyGain AV-640 40-10m, also 5-band Spiderbeam for /p operation only
    • Digimodes: microKEYER II (+ Signalink USB as backup and /p)
    • MIC: Heil GM-4 studio line + Quiet Phones PRO (HC-6)
    • KEYER: Magnetic Pro by Begali, Bencher BM-1 (backup)
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Any questions, inquires, requests? Please, feel free to drop me a line. However please don't be angry with me if there will be a small delay with my response - I receive quite a lot of correspondence. Hope you'll understand...
QSL info

Stan
P.O. Box 8
38-600 Lesko
POLAND

I prefer to QSL via LOTW

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