AMATEUR RADIO IN TURKOMAN = EZ= ( EX UH )
Today, when the Turkoman becomes an independent state, many people in my
country begin working on AIR and maybe, after some years, Turkoman will go
away from the list of "most wanted countries". We already have more than 10
active station in our country. In Ashgabat - my native city - we have 4 very
active HAM. Also some people from different parts of the Turkoman talk today on
the air. We have many problems with equipment, but not because of illegal use.
Everybody who wants, can by a license for amateur radio. But impossible buying
any transceiver or even a simple receiver. - Bad economical situation but
similar equipment never was in our shops. I am more than shure that all HAM
in the Turkoman use home made equipment: from transceiver up to antennas.
I am also using a transceiver which is a popular Russian construction - UA1FA
with GU-50 tube and power of 50 watts.
One further big problem is the mail "service". You must know that our postmen
are very bad person who rob our letters, nice cards and of course the mail
contributions. So a big persent of it is lost or we receive it opened (if
receive it at all).
But we hope that the situation will become better and that everything will
Hear you! 73! Alex EZ8CQ