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OM0M

Henryk Kotowski (SM0JHF) on August 23, 2011
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The Dozen 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 meet.

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

 


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