All Soft Copy Logs for original HZ1AB are since some time uploaded to the "Log Book of The World" (LoTW). This will hopefully make a lot of people happy. It includes the following: Almost all contests from WAE SSB August 1991. All QSOs from Dec 1998, except for some Paper Logs from Dec 1998 to Dec 1999 This totals some 106,000 QSOs In addition to this we will upload an additional 10K+ that was in a DX-Base Log that was used in the mid 90's. This will be done when we manage to convert to ADIF. The earlier logs as well as the above are also with our trusted QSL Manager, Leo Fry, K8PYD.
Our club (DARC) which has existed since 1946, is now a 58 year old history. The new (Saudi) licensingauthority has by mid-2004 re-issued the call and new Station License requirements make it necessary to terminate all activity on the bands. Our QSL Manager, Leo, K8PYD, will have the logs to entertain late requests. Thank you, Leo! HZ1AB HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO A SAUDI NATIONAL: SEE WWW.QRZ.COM. This web site has no affiliation with the new licensee. 73, Dave Earnest, K7JJ (AB1HZ Webmaster)
QSL to AB1HZ via W7SE, or the W1 QSL Bureau.
HZ1AB is one of the most famous DX calls heard in ham radio. The station was usually responsible for the first worked and confirmed Saudi Arabian contact for the DX enthusiast. In contests, HZ1AB provided country and/or zone multiplier on all bands and modes. HZ1AB provided the first HZ OSCAR satellite Q's for hundreds of OSCAR users. The station went on the air in early 1947; the license a gift from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since then, hundreds of thousands of contacts were logged by over 160 different operators.
This page is dedicated to all former operators, who have operated the station for over 50 years. These pages are intended to show some of the history of HZ1AB.
This page is dedicated to all former operators, who have operated the station for over 50 years.
These pages are intended to show some of the history of HZ1AB.
Richard "Scottie" Fisher, W8AM, sent the above photo. It shows the 1952-54 HZ1AB station in the Quonset hut a block up from the theater. The equipment shown is a Collins R-388/51J receiver, WRL Globe King; the VFO is a Meissner Signal Shifter. The antenna was a Gordon 20 and 10 meter yagi interlaced on the same boom. The rotor was also a Gordon, which was a continuous rotating type. The antenna was fed with kilowatt twin lead through slip rings built into the rotor housing.
Above photo shows a typical station configuration in the 1990's. Ten-Tec transceiver and kilowatt amp, old RF Comm RF-103 (single 3-1000Z) and other commercial ham gear. This particular setup was in a portable building. The antennas used were a rhombic, military rotatable horizontal log periodic and a Force 12 5BA.
Elsewhere on this web site are photos of some of the antennae.
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