HB9DRI    
Swiss Amateur Radio Station                      
last update: 19.04.2008

(other callsigns OA4CRK and HK3TAS)             

Welcome to my HAM Web page,

I was first licensed as OA4CRK (incl. CW) in 1990 at the age of 25. Like all the novices in Peru I began to operate on 40m and 80m. During the 90ís I was one of the most active DXer of Peru. The EME project at OA4O (Peruvian Radio Club) gets my attention; the idea to bounce signals off the moon was fascinating me very much. But by the time I received my license the project at OA4O was already suspended (until 2005).

I was enrolled as an active member on the APDX (Peruvian DX Association) founded by Nathan Sterental OA4OS (sk). In 1994 I had the honor to participate of the first IOTA DXpedition activating the first Peruvian IOTA SA 052, San Lorenzo, with the call sign 4T0SL.

In 1997 my life change, I married Helene (she is Swiss national) and moves from Lima to BogotŠ, Colombia, from there I operates 3 years as HK3TAS, concentrating my activity from 28 MHz to 432 MHz. In 2000 we moves to Switzerland and gets my Swiss call HB9DRI. Due to space limitations for antennas my operation mode is QRP on HF. Never the less I was able to contact 130 countries in HF. The passion for hamradio is shared with my wife Helene who is in charge of administering the log and the QSLís.

In 2001 I meet Dan, HB9CRQ, who invited me to become member of HB9Q. In 2005 my EME dream became reality! I was the project-leader of "OA4O back to EME". With my friends of OA4O we made a major effort to fix, if needed replace the existing equipment and add what was missing. Finally we succeeded to reactivate the 8m dish which was QRT for 15 years. We made 12 initials on 432 MHz.

(Alex has a University Degree in Communication Sciences of the University of Lima. He is a very experienced technical specialist in telecommunications, having worked several years in mobile telephony and data infrastructure worldwide. Actually he works as IT System Architect for the Swiss government)