HB9Q Group Member: HB9DRI
Alex was first licensed as OA4CRK (incl. CW) in 1990 at the age of 25. Like all the novices in Peru he began to operate on 40m and 80m. During the 90’s he became one of the most active DXer of Peru.
The EME project at OA4O (Peruvian Radio Club) gets the attention of Alex; the idea to bounce signals off the moon was fascinating him very much. But by the time he received his license the project at OA4O was already suspended (until 2005).
He was enrolled as an active member on the APDX (Peruvian DX Association) founded by Nathan Sterental OA4OS (sk). In 1994 he was member of the first IOTA DXpedition activating the first Peruvian IOTA SA 052, San Lorenzo, with the call sign 4T0SL
In 1997 he moves from Lima to Bogotá, Colombia, from there he operates 3 years as HK3TAS, concentrating his activity from 28 MHz to 432 MHz.
In 2000 he moves to Switzerland and gets his Swiss call HB9DRI. Due to space limitations for antennas he operates QRP on HF. Never the less he was able to contact 130 countries in HF. The passion for hamradio is shared with his wife Helene who is in charge of administering the log and the QSL’s.
In 2001 Alex meets Dan, HB9CRQ, who invited him to become member of HB9Q.
In 2005 Alex’s dream became reality! He was the project-leader of "OA4O back to EME". With his friends of OA4O they made a major effort to fix, if needed replace the existing equipment and add what was missing. Finally they succeeded to reactivate the 8m dish which was QRT for 15 years. They 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.