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Welcome to HB9FBP info-point

Hallo YL, hallo Old Man,
Thanks so much for your visit here, and i would be thrilled if you reach me ON-AIR !
After several years of hiatus (2003-2011), finally I am once again operating in my renewed station. I still operate from JN46LA.

During my forced stop ON-AIR I received many QSL cards but they have not received a proper answer from me. I apologize for that to all those who await my QSL-Back.
I invite all those who have not yet received my QSL to send their request via e-mail, and i will check on my logbook before I send my reply via bureau  or direct if requested ( please with SaSe ).
I believe that QSL is a very important part of QSO,  today there are many systems to confirm contacts between stations, but my preferred WAS - IS - WILL ALWAYS BE PAPER QSL !

Don't forget QSL is a final courtesy after QSO !      Francesco HB9FBP 


About me and Ham Station 

My name is Francesco (Ceck),
born in Switzerland in 1968, i live in Lugano. My city count about  60'000 inhabitants and is located in the southern part of Switzerland where the official language is Italian. Not too far from my home there is a  beautiful lake where it's possible to spend free time. The city is sourrounded by some mountains from which, once reached the top  we can enjoy an amazing view.

 Mosley ta 54 xl 6 n

HB9OCY was my first callsign received after exams in 1994
- Kenwood TS 790
- Yagi Antenna 14 elements Tonna
- Kenwood Tm 700 D
- Tnc 96


HB9FBP licence CEPT cl. A, was received in 1995 after CW exams, and ever since I have been operative on HF band

first equipment was (1995-2003):
- Yaesu Ft 1000 MP
- 3 el. beam Cuschcraft A3S
- rotable dipole Cushcraft D40
- Vertical Cushcraft R7 
- Pkw dipole 40-80 m

- Jambic Keyer Begali


From 2013:
My station is not a contest-winning station nor a very big-one, but it is enough to enjoy and practice this wonderful hobby
- Yaesu FT 2000D
- Beam Antenna Mosley TA54 XL 6 N TA 30 KR  mounted on 12 meter  high tower (
- Vertical Cuschcraft R7
- Jambic Keyer Schurr Profi 2
- Help Stn Notebook Samsung and HamRadioDeluxe  Version 6.2

SHACK 2014


My last QSO  -  The update is recent, but not daily -

From HRDlog.net

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From Clublog.org

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 From HamLog.eu

Last 15 QSO from HAMLOG.EU



My award collection

Florida QSO Party April 2013
Worked all Europe  31.03.2000
#4325  CW
The JCC 100  08.07.1999
 #2293  CW
Asian  DX Award  Half  04.10.1999
39th All Asian DX contest 1999
1st in Switzerland Single op 14 Mhz
40th All Asian DX contest 2000
1st in Switzerland Single op 21 Mhz
41th All Asian DX contest 2001
1st in Switzerland Single op 14 Mhz
42th All Asian DX contest 2002
1st in Switzerland Single op Multi Band
The Northern Kyushu DX Club inc 01.08.1999
All Japan Distict Award 21.05.1999
#8447  CW
The JCC 200 13.06.2001
#534 CW

Polska 14.01.2000
#2508  CW

Juiz De Fora Award 08.05.2002
Worked All Italian Provinces 16.10.1996
#414  (My old call)
Worked All Italian Regions 10.06.1996
#610 (My old call)
Rivier Po Award 02.02.1996
#9  (My old call)
German Squares Award 07.02.2000
#230  CW
Diploma Città di Lodi 15.06.1996
#100  (My old call)
II Diploma Pinerolo (I)  Spetember 1995
#86  (My old call)
Diploma Città di Ceva 1996
2nd class VHF-UHF  (My old call)
Diploma Città di Ceva 1995
2nd class VHF-UHF (My old call)



Swiss Cantons map        HB9FBP H26= TI  (Ticino)



My Qsl through time


My first QSL card New Millenium QSL card Current QSL card


next project (sommer 2014) 2nd.next project (autumn 2014)  

 Renewing the station in the year 2012



Works to renew antenna farm in 2012    


Various pictures


Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2013 Aerial view of Lugano City JN46LA  
Flying over Lugano-Lake Portable station rack Yaesu ft 100  


Reach and or follow me

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/hb9fbp

APRS:            http://it.aprs.fi/info/a/HB9FBP-7

Google Map: http://it.aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FHB9FBP-7&timerange=3600&tail=3600


 DX Code Of Conduct

  • I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
  • I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
  • I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
  • I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
  • I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
  • I will always send my full call sign.
  • I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
  • I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
  • I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
  • I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
  • When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
  • I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
  • I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect. 


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Thank you for visit this page, now I hope to ear you ON-AIR

A  special thank you for helping me to improve my English to my dear friend (VE7) Michélle.

73, HB9FBP Francesco


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