Licensed since 1970
QTH: Salgotarjan

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. (Leonardo da Vinci)

QSL via LotW, www.eqsl.cc or direct

Details on http://www.qrz.com/db/ha6nn

My QSL card

I live in a block of flats, in a 9th floor apartment where you can see a black point on the card.

In my shack I had an FT-847, a RadioShack HTX-10 28 MHz transceiver. For local traffic I used a 70 cm FM transceiver with a small yagi antenna erected on the wall beside the window and an FT-227 2 m FM transceiver

My station on Chritmas Eve 2007.


The view which can be seen from the window of my room on the nineth floor.

The view of Karancs  Hill wth HG6N and a lookout tower on its hill


Life is difficult for an amateur radio operator in such a building, so I use a multiband OCF dipole on the HF bands and a spare seven element DL6WU on 144 Mhz.

My spare 2 m antenna is a 7 element DL6WU

This 2 m yagi is about 320 metres above the sea level and just beaming  300 degrees. The cable in use is 8 metres of H155 type.

I have started satellite activity after the space flight of HA5SIK in April, 2007. At the beginning I had been using an old TenTec Triton IV and a Microwave Modules transverter then the messy setup was substituted by an FT-847.

Using very simple yagis of YU7EF design -fed with H500 cable- I have made 33 DXCC countries on AO7 and VO52 satellites during some ten months.

Tropo MDX of 755 km was made in November 2008.

V/UHF yagis

The settlement Salgotarjan -now the capital of Nograd county- was built in a valley which leads roughly from the South to the North. Our building is on a slight slope on the East side of the town, the last but one building in the row just under the peak of Pecsko.

Kistarjan,  the ancient core of Salgotarjan

Higher buildings and hills are limiting VHF activity between about 45 and 180 degrees.

Direction of the East

The terrain makes possible to look for Slovenian, Croatian, Italian, Budapest and Transdanubian stations.

Direction of the South

During V/UHF events I have to make my RF energy radiated towards hills with the Low and High Tatras behind them.

Direction 0 degrees

Direction of the West

Dirextion of 270 degrees

The rotatable 50 MHz yagi is on the top of the building during summer.


You can see the poor man's tower below. All of my antennas are on the top of the biulding.

Poor men's tower

The source of some QRM: The busy streets below.

Some source of QRM

I send QSL via http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world and http://www.eqsl.cc/


My DXCC status on 31st December, 2023

My DXCC status on 12th July, 2023

My DXCC status on 18th March, 2023

My DXCC status on 14th June, 2021:





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