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, e. g. for 24/47/76 GHz, you can contact us via e-mail - send the mail to "sked" at the domain name.

Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2023

Another year with an award ceremony in Friedrichshafen. Though 2022 was not very successful for us we at least won the 432 MHz section, with just 19 out of 24 h operating time.


Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2019

This year the IARU region 1 prizing cerenomy worked better, with a lot of winners attending.

We received an award for winning the VHF Contest in 2018 again.


HB0DUR arrived only later but could represent us at the ARI ceremony for the 2018 Marconi Memorial Contest 144 MHz that DR9A won in the multi operator section.

Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2018

Again IARU awarded the winners of the IARU R1 VHF and UHF/MW contests. We received medals for winning the VHF Contest 2017 and the 432 and 2.3 GHz section of the UHF/MW Contest 2017.

Unfortunately the ceremony got almost unnoticed, as the participants of the contests had not been invited properly. We found the information only by chance on the DARC homepage. A bit embarrassing for an organization like IARU.

(DF9IC arrived 2 minutes late but then the whole 30 min event was already over)

We were however very pleased with the ceremony ARI did celebrating the 2017 Marconi Memorial Contest 144 MHz that DR9A won in the multi operator section. It was a pleasure to meet the other contesters there, too.

All the winners - we missed however DA0FF

Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2017

Our team was awarded the price for winning the 432, 1.2 GHz and 2.3 GHz section of the IARU R1 UHF/MW Contest 2016 during Hamradio in Friedrichshafen.


July 2017

Alexander Schäfer and Martin DL5NAH made a nice video about the 2m contest at DR9A; it combines video footage from both antenna setup and operation with the original soundtrack of one of the two operators (DK8SG, in the background).

By clicking on the preview picture you can watch it on youtube

May 2013

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


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)