IARU region 1 UHF SHF contest


9A2KI/p ico

9A3AAU Petar Galileo

9A4DF Marjan

19el. Yagi-Uda like DL6WU made by my friend 9A4DF , Marjan , on the top of Krndija mountain , peak Kapavac 792m asl.



9AFF-0014 Geopark Papuk

SOTA 9A/IH-007 , 4 points

Unfortunatly weather was very bad in night hours, so only few hours in sunday was good for portable operations .

25 QSOs where made on 432MHz.

Antennas and equipment for 1296 stay at home, will try next time .

2 times 30el Yagi-Uda by 9A4DF, Marjan.

Weather forecast was very bad for night hours on Sunday, so we went in very last late hours of 24 h contest, on mountain….About 50km far away from home.

DL0GTH QSO is ODX 779km.

Also nice QSOs with some Croatian friends : 9A3AQ Zlatko, 9A2GA Boris , 9A3SM Mato, 9A3PM Branko, and clubs callsigns 9A1CMS , 9A8D , 9A1B.

Also leged of 70cm: IZ7UMS Enzo, YU1LA Ivan, and others, lovers of UHF and higher….

Nice few hours with many people visiting Kapavac and nearest peak on main road….

See you next time, maybe in 9A Activity contest.

73 de 9A2KI / p ico

Activity contest (VHF UHF SHF)

Crue on the top of mountain
Wild Strawberries are perfect in September on about. 900m asl.
Ivanjski rovaš ( Ablepharus kitaibelii ) very rare animal, are used to us – no fear
And few more pictures

Smal crue ( Ema , Petar Galileo-9A3AAU and myself -9A2KI )

In Activity contest on the top of Papuk mountain – PEAK Ivačka glava – 913m asl


9AFF-0014 ( Nature GeoPark Papuk )

133 QSOs where made on 144MHz and 432MHz.

( try Satellite but only AO-7 at that moment )

Nice weather give us oportunity to be on the top of mountain in September.

Many other people running whole day up and down on the peak ( and some of them well known )

Peak Ivačka glava give one of the best view in Slavonija ( North-East part of Croatia )

See you again in the contest and on top of some Croatian mountain .

73 de EMA @ Petar Galileo @ Ico

9A3AAU @ 9A2KI/p

VHF and UP Activity contest

20.th September 2020





Park prirode Papuk , peak Ivačka glava , 913m asl.

VHF UHF and Satellite operatons.

pic . from last activity in IARU VHF c .

It is early sunnday morning now.

Small crue is ready for trip ( about 100 km)

Will see you on 144350kHz -+QRM 43220kHz+-QRM

and RS-44 , AO-7 sat today.

Internet will probably not work at the top of mountain so try to find me on this frequencies…

73 de 9a2ki ico ….

9AFF-0014 Activation in September VHF IARU Contest 2020

9A3AAU Petar Galileo in action

75Ah batterie and peak Papuk in sight…

Lot of equipnent on the back

9A2KI ( myself ) on the top
Sunday morning sun is coming
And time to go home….

Try to find small animal on picture
Ivanjski rovaš ( Ablepharus kitaibelii)
Can you find small animal ?

Small crue ( 9a3aau @ 9a2ki ) activated 9AFF-0014 in September VHF contest 05/06th September 2020.

175 QSOs where made in 9.5 hours of operation. All QSOs are already on 9AFF page ( thanks to 9AFF crue and 9A6AA, Emir )


9a2ki/p : 168QSOs, about 55000 points,

ODX: DA0FF 790km ( with perfect operation on DA0FF station )

9el. Yagi- Uda Tona antenna

and 20-30 W output FT290Rll rig.

Nice weather at the time of September VHF c. is not usual in my country , so we went on the top of Papuk mountain , peak Ivačka glava, 913m asl.

Interesting is that peak Ivačka glava ( wich is one of the most beautiful in Slavonija ( East Croatia ) ) is NOT on the SOTA list.

( 9A2GA ????- SOTA manager )

[[ Boris 9A2GA explanes to me that peak Ivačka glava is not in P150 limit rules.

But we in Slavonija have only few peaks wich can be used ( mountains are not higher than 1000 m and there are forest on the peaks.

Only few are usable for operation and one of tham is Ivačka glava ( not higer peak near ( Papuk ) , so my sugestion is to erase peak Papuk from the list ( military facility on the top do not alow amateur radio operation ), and put peak Ivačka glava on the list ( one of the best view in Slavonija is from peak Ivačka glava)….??? ]]

On the list is highest peak (950m asl) but there is milirary facility and not usable for amateur radio?!?

( that peak you can see on my picture : white object on the top)

In Geopark Papuk.


QSO with Z31EF @ panoramic video

September VHF IARU reg1 contest

The most important event in the year: for 144MHz amateur radio lovers : IARU VHF September Contest.

Are you ready?

This year can be one of greatest contest in decade : weather forecast is perfect to go in portable, on some mountain….

Just thinking about where to go?


4x9el Yagi-Uda ( repaired Elrad)


Few years ago: Velebit , peak Vučjak, Zavižan. JN74LT


Will see you in the Contest

de 9A2KI/p ico , LOC?

New Satellite Antenna Setup

4×9 el. Yagi-Uda ( Elrad ) for 2m

2x9el. Yagi-Uda for 70cm. band

As I had some receiving problems on 432MHz band, via satellite, I put new antennas for 432MHz, on .

Preamplifirer is still of, but I am working on it.

Last time had informations that some stations calling me but no JOY. I was not able to copy them.

Today I called CW CQ on RS-44 amsat and worked QSO with EA2LU ( 599/559 ), one who called me few days ago …..

My rigs for Satellite operation :

144MHz : FT290RII , 25W out.

432MHz : TR9500, 10W out.

See you via Satellite.

de 9A2KI ico