OK8XB

The OK8 prefix is fairly rare. There are only a small number currently licensed. The Czech authorities prefer not to issue OK8 callsigns, preferring for foreign amateurs to use the CEPT agreement. My wife Jana is Czech and we have a lovely home on the the outskirts of Frydlant-nad-Ostravici with breathtaking views of Lysa Hora (shown below) which is 1323m ASL and is the site of some OK beacons. Also, there is a permanent shack on the summit (JN99FN) belonging to Josef OK2BLE. He normally operates from there during the summer months, and is very prominent on VHF-UHF and Microwave bands.

Due to change in work circumstances meaning less holiday entitlement, It has become impossible to spend any time at our Czech QTH. For the foreseable future, I will not be QRV as OK8XB probably until I retire. There may be a possibility of setting up a remote station there which is somethiing that I am seriously considering. All station equipment has been returned to the UK and will be replaced when the staion is put back together.


Location: Frydlant-nad-Ostravici

Locator: JN99EN

ASL: 650m

QSL information: Via G3SWH using bureau or direct.

OK8XB last QRV  4th - 9th February 2008.

Equipment used up to 2008:

FT-857
RM Italy KL500 amplifier 400w (HF)
250ft Longwire and Carolina Windom 160 Short
LDG AT-1000 ATU
Laptop with HRD for logging

OK8XB was QRV:

23rd - 30th March 2002
17th - 26th November 2002
15th - 26th December 2003
24th July - 6th August 2004
25th June - 2nd July 2005
6th - 13th May 2006
10th - 18th August 2007
4th - 9th February 2008

 

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