Saturday, September 24, 2011


I received my Tech ticket in 2006, my General in 2009 and my Extra in 2010. My operating conditions are an ICOM MK II G with a Yeasu FL-2100B amplifier. I am using a HEIL Gold Elite microphone and 2 home brew tuners. Antenna for 20, 15 and 10m is a Hy Gain 3 element tri-bander 45 feet up and for 40m is a 142' loop skywire 30' up.

I prefer 20m phone, but you may occasional hear me on 40. I'm into chasing DX, rag chewing, storm spotting and in between solder burns a little home brewing.

Valerie Hotzfeld

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Here is a screenshot of the CW Freak monthly ranking. Well, this is a rare one, because there are two YLs at the top 2 placements !  Yeeeeey !
So let me share with you this short-spanned glory until Fabian DJ1YFK, Nicola IN3LBQ and others kick some ass !  :-)

Helga IN3FHE is one of those hams that really inspire me and motivate me and I look up to !  Well done, lady !

CW Freak is a CW training program, similar to rufzXP, and aims for speed training as of callsigns.
It's much more simple than rufzXP, it forces you to copy the callsign at once (no repetition allowed like at rufz !), score sending is as easy as a click and it has 3 lists to keep the competition alive:  20QSO ranking, 50QSO ranking, and a monthly ranking so that the competition is fresh !
Why not to try it out to sharpen your CW ?

VY 33 and GL !