HB9Q Group Member: HB9WBU
Kasimir was first licensed as HB9WBU (no CW!) in June 1992 at the age of 49. Before this, he listened for over 20 years to shortwave as SWL (HE9OBV). He is QRV on VHF and UHF. Due a change of the Swiss law, it became possible to work short wave without CW, and since then, he's also QRV on the HF bands.
Beside HB9Q he is member of HB9MG and HB9LU where he participated on several contests. He also teaches newcomers to become HB3-amateurs. The prefix HB3
corresponds to an entry level license for radio amateurs in Switzerland.
1979 he developed a pulse amplitude modulated amateur beacon. It's situated on a TV transmitter tower on top of Uetliberg near Zurich. Although it's nearly 30 years old, it still is QRV on 144,467 MHz. It's call is HB9RR.
Kasimir holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering of the school of applied sciences in Lucerne. He worked for 38 years at the Swiss Federal Institue of Technology, better known as ETH, in Zurich. He retired in 2006 and now enjoys spending his free time on technical projects and ham radio.