The VZC is a small group of three licensed radio amateurs: Jille PA1DV, Cor PA1COR and Hans PA7HPH. Almost every week we come together to exchange experiences, discuss projects, build and test antennas, and so on, or just for a cup of coffee.
Veron stands for Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland (Dutch Society for Radio Experiments) Visit one of the local groups in your neighbourhood or look at the internet site.
VRZA stands for Vereniging Radio Zendamateurs. (Society Radio Amateurs) There is a group in your neighbourhood. And they have an internet site as well.
Of course, you can find everything at the internet. Have a look at "zendamateurs.com"
How to become a radio amateur? Just click at the button below.
Hello, my name is Hans [PA7HPH] and radioham since 1980. I live in Vaassen in the province of Gelderland. As many other radio-amateurs I started at a very early age with my radio hobby. When I was 12 I got a radio kit [Pioneer 1 by Philips] I didn't take long to experience with the reception coil, because I found out that certain changes influenced the reception. From then on the radio-virus had got me.
In 1980 I got the call PD0KGG and two years later after passing the telegraph tests my call was PA3CNF. In 2000 the Dutch government made it possible to chose your own call. I put my initials in the suffix: HPH.
In the period of 1980 – 2005 many things happened in the field of radiotechnics. For the starting amateur technics have come closer. Better books and more possibilities to make the first steps in the field of highfrequent energy. This website is especially meant for those young people who are interested in radio technics.
You can read all kind of stories here, old and new ones, that is why this site is never finished and will renew itself on and on. Fortunately, most amateurs want to develop themselves constantly and learn about new technics.
I would advise the beginning amateur to join a club [VERON or VRZA], go to the monthly meetings and try to build one of the many projects. Take part in contests for the short wave listeners or radio-amateurs. Get in contact with experienced amateurs. There is knowledge and skill enough around the corner, just look in the right direction.
Digital transmission modes is one of my favourite parts of radio. With a simple interface and some good software, you can connect your transceiver to a computer and all kind of digital modes, such as BPSK, RTTY and CW are possible. Often with very low power you can work DX. But the old-fashioned CW with a morse-key will never be forgotten.
I am constantly looking for better software, projects and antennas. Contests also have my
interest, especially with a group of radio amateurs.
Development and building new projects have my priority, not high-tec, but simple ones, such as antennas. They are very important in our hobby. Whether it is a full size beam, a ground plane antenna or a wire antenna with coils, we made them and enjoyed it very much.
See the chapter “VZC”, which stands for Vaassense Zelfbouw Club [Home-made!!!]