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RIP YD1DDB (Edwin Agustiana)

This afternoon, as I scroll up and down at Facebook, I was shocked to read a status saying that Mr. Edwin Agustiana (YD1DDB) has passed away. No mention about the cause of his death. He was one of the CW operators back in 3 – 5 May 2013.


Undoubtedly, he was one of the best. May he rest in peace.

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An Article in Old Danish Publication

Someone from Denmark just sent me an email. Her name is Lise Bock. She said currently she’s working on a book about Danish Radio Factories, and I suppose her browsing has hit this website somehow. She also sent me some page scans of a book containing an article about Radio Malabar. It’s sure in Danish, but she promises me to send me an English translation.

For the sake of documentation, I put all the stuffs here :

Larsen 1950 front pageLarsen 1950 page 183Larsen 1950 page 184

Larsen 1950 page 185Larsen 1950 page 186Larsen 1950 page 301last

I wonder, does the name Absalon Larsen have anything to do with the Larsen Antenna ?

Our T-Shirt in The Netherland

Jan-Willem sent me an email asking if our T-shirt during the May event is still available. Luckily, we still have some left. But it didn’t took fast as I had to contact Agus Gunarso who keep our very last stock. He was quite hard to catch, as his daytime job requires him to go out of town quite often.

So here are Mr. Jan-Willem & Mr. Ron Goossen with the T-Shirt :)



I really like to see them happy with the T-Shirt. A surprising fact I guess, … Ham Radio Operators around the world do collect T-Shirt of Ham Event :))

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A Picture of The Crowd

This picture was sent to me by Mr. Ron Goossen (the one sitting next to the morse-code operator, Mr. Frits). Now we have a better picture of the situation there at Radio Kootwijk at the moments. A nice picture :)


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Videos of Our Own

This is from my Vid Cam. I didn’t have time to add subtitles. So you’re going to hear me narrating throughout the show. The fifth video is the longest and the one contains the main happening during the morse-code sending.

First Video :

Second Video :

Third Video :

Fourth Video :

Fifth Video :

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Another Video on What Happened in Kootwijk

This one contains an interview with Mr. Jan-Willem Udo and with English subtitles :)

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The First Youtube Video on Kootwijk

I have been wondering just what the situation is outthere in Radio Kootwijk at 5th of May yesterday. Especially as I heard that there would be a lot of people coming to the event. Mrs. Elizabeth van Kampen sent me this link of Youtube video. My curiousity is somewhat answered. Though I hope that there would be more and longer videos depicting the crowd.

The first response as I also post this to Facebook was a giggling surprise that the CW operator was wearing a suit with a tie. While here, Pak Asep (YB1KIZ) was just casual :)

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