Note on Russian Clubs

Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

Please note that, effective Feb. 24, ’22, I have cancelled my membership in Russian and Belarusian clubs. Most of these clubs appear to support Russia’s barbaric war against Ukraine and the war crimes committed by the Russian regime. Therefore, a…


Had some fun in the BCC QSO Party which allowed me to upgrade my WABCC 40 award to the next level. The party lasted for 2 hours and was conducted on 80m only.  

WABCC 40 Award

Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

Just in: the WABCC 40 Award for working 40 members of the Bavarian Contest Club during its 40th anniversary year 2023. Have a look at the Bavarian Contest Club webpage.

CWops: CWT short contest

Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

Only started earlier this year, but whenever I have the time, I’d like to join the CWT series held on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Always nice to meet a friendly bunch of people during this one-hour contest run.

WAE Trophy

Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

Long-term work: the WAE trophy # 58 Issued by the DARC for working all European WAE countries on five different amateur bands. See here for details.


Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

With the ARRL’s Volunteers On The Air program around, I thought it was a nice opportunity to participate in this year’s edition of the ARRL DX contest. I had a ball working all those US & Canadian stations. My low…

QSL Bureau March ’23

Egbert Hertsen | ON4CAS

This month’s batch of bureau QSLs included cards from Germany, France, USA, Slovenia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Canada. Highlight was confirmation of my contact with 9X4XX in Muhanga, Rwanda.