Contact / Skeds / How to find us:

We are QRV in the IARU regional and subregional contests as often as possible, from 144 MHz to 2320 MHz (more bands in future). You will find us often calling CQ on our home frequencies:

  • 2 m: 144.380 MHz
  • 70 cm: 432.292 MHz
  • 23 cm: 1296.272 MHz
We listen on several antennas so we may need an extra second to find you - calling with twice the call sign is appreciated. We are also online in both ON4KST chats (144/432 and microwave) for sked arrangements. If we do not answer the first time, please retry, sometimes the OP is under heavy traffic.

If you want to arrange something in advance you can contact us via e-mail - send the mail to "sked" at the domain name.

September and October 2016

The report from the September IARU contest is now online.

After a long break on 144 MHz we finally could take part on both IARU contests again. We prepared both contests carefully which paid off with good results:

  • 144 MHz: 975 QSOs with 428520 points
  • 432 MHz: 568 QSOs with 219809 points
  • 1296 MHz: 188 QSOs with 70101 points
  • 2320 MHz: 69 QSOs with 28747 points
  • 10368 MHz: 41 QSOs with 11724 points
These are raw scores before evaluation.

October 2015

Finally, the report is online.

May and July 2015

No contesting from the Black Forest - instead more visits at DA0FF. Read the reports from May and July.

March 2015

This year we joined the team DA0FF for the march contest with our 70 and 23 cm equipment. It was big fun!
Read the report.

Call you again in may (144 only) and july (all bands).

October 2014

We have been QRV first time on 5 bands between 432 MHz and 24 GHz. Thank you for all QSOs! The report is now available.

Call you again in 2015!

Video from May 2013 contest now online

Martin, DL5NAH, has produced another video of our contest activities. Watch and enjoy:





Before the contest - 2. 5. 2013 22:00 CEST


Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2012

Martin, DL5NAH, the German VHF contest manager, hold the IARU VHF/UHF/SHF contest award ceremony. We were happy to be part of this event together with many successful fellow contesters from several European countries.

DL5NAH, DK8SG, DK9IP, SM7EYW (part of our team in September 2011), DK6XZ, DJ2HD, DF9IC

All the winners - John G3XDY with three trophies in his hands

The DR9A team

Winner IARU VHF contest 2011 145 MHz

Winner IARU UHF contest 2011 435 MHz and 1300 MHz

(photos courtesy of DK9TF)