Archer's homepage Radio Amateur Radio Universe Archer's homepage
First an overview of radio and amateur radio history
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Why my own website?
The reason for making my website is to introduce one interesting hobby, radio amateurism, in order to arouse interest in it among both the younger and older generations (this hobby is suitable for people of all ages), with suggestions on how to start this relatively expensive hobby affordably.
In addition to introducing radio amateurs, the website also includes other hobbies, the history of radio, the history of radio broadcasting in Estonia, building and collecting radio equipment and an overview of more interesting space explorations,
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An interesting hobby - Amateur radio
Amateur Radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use amateur radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.
It's so nice to sit in a warm room behind the radio station, especially on wet and cold autumn or winter evenings, when the weather doesn't call for it and chat with familiar hobby companions or look for new ones around the world.
Everything starts simple
The first simple communications equipment of the young radio amateur in the thirties of the last century.
I built my homepage to try to give information about DX-ing on CB frequencies. I recommend free frequency usage to beginners, that way they don't have to start by getting an amateur license and bying very expensive equipment.
If those CB users get the radio bug for good, they will have a much easier time in completing the HAM exam.
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Name - Mati, Local call - Ambur (Archer), HAM call - ES2RDX.
Estonian CB DX club "CLUB 3Ø4" call - 3Ø4MR and "Florida Alfa Tango" CB DX club call - 3Ø4FATØ1Ø.
My home Radio Shack.
QSO's at home and in the wild.
My love of everything radio related ...
... began as a 3 - 4 year old boy, when I sat next to my dad, watching with open mouthed awe as he built and repaired different radios and allowed me to solder any useless broken bits together for fun.
I got interested in HAM radio in 1975, when I began working at ILMARINE tech department. A radio amateur with a call sign UR2ED got together a group of enthusiastic youngsters and that's how the club station UK2RIL was born.
My first HAM QSO to outside of Estonia was in 1975 with I 8 LMY.
After Estonia regained it's independence in 1991 the old Estonian HAM prefix ES was restored. My call sign now ES2RDX.
At the moment my main interests lie in working with small (QRP) and really small (QRPp) powers with different antennae. That goes for both HAM and CB. I like testing how far I can reach with such setups.
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My QTH is on the north coast of ESTONIA, near the Capital Tallinn, in Tabasalu (loc. KO29GK52).
Wiews from the Coast of my QTH
(about 35 m above the sea level, loc. KO29GK45)
Coast view from the sea.
Wiew to north.
Wiew to west.
Wiew to east.
The Centaur of mythology, the learned healer whose higher intelligence forms a bridge between Earth and Heaven.
(Continued in Estonian)