I started this blog 3 years ago, a few months after I got my first amateur radio license and about the same time I got my @YO9IRF Twitter account. Looking back, I was less active thant I wanted (about one post every two weeks, on average) so I hope to improve that in the future.

I posted stuff that I’d like to remember years later (like the YO SOTA Marathon or many other SOTA activations), interesting stuff that I wanted to keep my eyes on (like the Xiegu X1M cheap QRP transceiver), I posted a few opinions of my own (such as an overview of portable HF radios) and even did some product reviews (HF-P1 portable antenna or the Icom IC-7300). The IC-7300 article was so popular that, even if it was the only article I posted in a month, it made March 2016 the best traffic month yet.

Blog traffic, from the beginning

A few months ago I moved from Bucharest to London and I also applied for full UK license, so my second callsign is M0HZH. As the initial blog address yo9irf.blogspot.com is less repressentative now and I also want to step the things up a bit with the blog , I moved to a domain that better suits my interests:

I will still post about the same things, maybe more frequently from now on. I am very grateful to each and every one of the readers I’ve had in these 3 years – every visit or comment made me want to keep this going even if I didn’t have the time for it. Thanks !

Besides the @YO9IRF Twitter account, you can also find me on Youtube.