Dashes Contest Radioclub in Slovakia
The name of this club seems to be cryptic but is actually
quite obvious once the call sign of the club is revealed. It is OM0M, which in
Morse code is exactly twelve ”dahs”. Its location is some 10 kilometers south
of a historical town called Kosice, in Eastern Slovakia.
The club has a long traditon, and a broad spectrum of
interests. It was originally a social club supported by the local factory with
a variety of activities. The radio club had the call sign OK3VSZ and the VHF
contesting was the hot topic.
Today, the HF contesting and HF antennas are the main
topics, but the VHF bands are not neglected. The local VHF activities are often
used to introduce youngsters to Amateur Radio.
All antennas are home-made and are continuously improved.
The secret room where all antenna feeders and phasing lines
Bella, OM8AW is the chief operator at the club.
One of the operating positions.
The club is located between two ponds of water which give
good antenna efficiency.
The equipment is modern and abundant.
There is ”at home” atmosphere in the club. Family members
participate in the meetings and activities. Bella, OM8AW is handy not only at
the rig or up the tower.
They don’t have a barbecue here, they have a goulash pot.
The website of the club is at www.om0m.sk.
There is an aerial view of the location on www.qrz.com
Henryk Kotowski, SM0JHF
August 23, 2011