Hi, my name is Rifet, and my friends call me
In 1968 I have joined the Hamradio population. It all started in the Radio Club "Radivoj Rodic – YU4EBP“ in my birth place, Bosanski Petrovac. I was very active in the Radio Club and in 1974 I earned my personal licence and started to use my personal call sign, YU4CW. I used it until 1990 when I stoped my hamradio work because of very complex situation in ex YU.
Now I live with my family in Zagreb, Republic Croatia. After a 27-year break I renewed my licence and received my new and current personal call sign 9A9CW, and I am active again. From the very beginning I enjoyed telegraphy and mainly used to use CW in radio communications, but because of the 27-years break I lost speed. Now, my focus is to practice CW to activate my speed that I used to practise before. For that purpose I use T.A.P and TS-4 and step by step and I am increasing my speed. To achieve higher speed I use some paddles, Solid state paddle made by felow 9A5N, Vibroplex Iambic Standard (bought in Difona - Friedrichshafen), and Vibro keyer Standard 1965 (gift from fellow 9A2HF).
My equipement consist of Kenwood TS-870S, TS-590SG,TS-480SAT, and antennas OCF dipole and G5RV for lower bands, Hex Beam which covers upper bands + WARC bands. I also have CP-6 antenna (gift it from my fellow 9A3SM) for portabe purpous. I practise my hobby from my home in Zagreb and from my summer cottage on the Island of Vir (IOTA EU-170, IOCA CI-141) during the summer season. Of course, on the Island of Vir I have not so much space and have to use only CP-6 and End-Feed antenna.
It is easy to find me on ham bands every day, during the year or during the summer season.
As a second hobby I like to travel. I like to visit foreign countries, sightseeing, get to know cultural and historical sights and of course, take as much photos as possible. Some of them can be viewed in my photo album on site our travel.
1968 start education member in the Radio Club Radivoj Rodic in my birth place, Bosanski Petrovac.
1974 I got my personal licence and started to use my personal call sign YU4CW
After 27-years break I renew my licence and got new personal callsign 9A9CW
My HAM old friends
OC radio amateurs, are people you can rely on for any question.
After 27 years I am with them again.
Unfortunately some are not with us, rest in peace old friends.