We are pleased to announce that Hans-Peter Blaettler HB9BXE has joined the team. An experienced DX and contest operator, he was first licensed in 1978, and primarily operates CW. He previously operated as: HB0BXE, VK4BXE, 5H1BP, XV4B, and was a team member of the following DX-peditions:
- Brandon 3B7RF
- P29VBC New Guinea
- 3Y0X Peter 1
- VK0EK Heard Island
Additionally, he was the team leader for:
- 3B6RF DX-pedition to Agalega
- 3W6C DX-pedition to Côn Có Island (Vietnam)
In 2004 he operated from the top of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895m (19,341 ft) above sea level.
He is a development engineer for a company that manufactures electronic components. In fact, most of his amateur radio equipment is homebrew. Other interests include cycling on mountain roads.
Hans-Peter brings significant Antarctic and operational experience to the team.