DJ6KR

Hey there, my name is Konrad Ritter. I graduated from university in 2015 and started my PhD in Physics. In December 2014 I got my german beginners licence for ham radio (DO1KRJ). Exactly one year after that I upgrade to the full licence and am now on the air with my callsign DJ6KR as well as my trainees licence DN1KR. If you are interested in hands on ham radio training in the Jena area, contact me! I always carry an FT-1XDE and often an FT817ND. If QRP is not enough I rely on my FT-857D. I am as well a passionate martial artist (Jiu Jitsu) and biker (BMW F650GS), like EDC and survival stuff and usually don't leave my house without my leatherman Wave.

APRS-Digipeater for Jena

We got all the pieces together and made it happen: A working, solarpowered APRS digipeater to cover the valley around Jena. For years noone heard the few packets we transmitted in and around Jena. Then, last year, DK1SEV finally “heard our prayers” and build an RX-only IGate to send all our packets to the Internet.…

DJ6KR on AIR

    Hi Guys, starting this weekend, I will be able to set up different HF Stations in Germany and therfore I would like to talk to you! I will use this page and APRS to let you know where I am and what mode I am operating in. I want to experiment with NVIS…

How do I get the wire in the tree?

Well the answer is simple: With >Jörg Spraves Rambone slingshot<. In his >Youtube channel<, Jörg turns wood and rubber into deadly “Anti-Zombie-Devices”. One of those is the Rambone. Jörg developed this slingshot for everyone to build or >buy<, but he strongly encourages everyone to build ones own Rambone slingshot. Now the procedure itself is not…

ATX Walkabout

As you might have seen in other posts and or red in my page about my EDC kit (Every Day Carry), I carry the ATX Walkabout antenna with me just about every day and every where. With this Antenna I can do (80m)40m-10m with a maximum of about 20W out. The basic principle is an…

QSL cards

Well there are a lot of reasons for ham radio. To me the list of reasons includes, but is not limited to: I am a physicist, so I need a hobby of this kind. I like to talk to people. I am interested in emergency communications I like to have a back up in case…

Rapid deployment with the Buddipole

From a small package, which looks even smaller in the huge as trunk of my Scoda Octavia, to a nice big Buddipole Antenna. The galery below shows step by step, how to set it up. the whole process is less than 10minutes.

The yellow stand for my OLD 2.4m Buddipole mast (they changed them in 2009) is by no means an original part. It’s just a simple stand for what we in germany call a “Baustrahler” – a lamp for construction sides. One can buy it for less than 20€ here in germany in loads of hardware stores or amazon. Eventhough the package displays the legs to be angled differently, one can only fix them to a 90° angle. I actually am happy with that, as it makes for a better support and it might make it possible to set the whole thing up without guying wires. (MIGHT POSSIBLY…As I had to learn, the whips of the Buddipole break, if it falls, so don’t ever go without those guying wires and tent stakes) The top part of the yellow stand slides right in the lowest part of the Buddipole mast, a little chip of wood or a stick keeps the mast from turning, as it has a little play. Setting it up is easy. Just put the stand in place, put the mast atop, screw on the Versatee, the arms etc. and then extend the mast’s and stand’s sections. Don’t forget to fix the coax cable to the mast and Versatee! Getting the Buddipole back down within range for your hands, so you can adjust whip length and coil clip position, is very easy and done within seconds. So once again, leave that tuner at home and make your antenna resonant by itself 😉

CQ-Jena in english

From now on, some of our blog posts and pages will be translated in english. This will take some time and effort, so please be patient about the progress. If there is a special post you would like to read in english, just let us know via the contact form. We will make that post…