Press Release – Special

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.


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