My Bucket List

DL7BUR Amateur Radio Bucket List

Current Status : 2 / 200 ( 1% )
Last update : 18. October 2013
Latest addition : WSPR RX & TX

At some point in summer 2013, I more or less lost interest in writing on my Blog, to get me going again I was thinking about what I should do. So I started thinking that I should set myself some goals in amateur radio, so that I could write about them. I came up with the idea that I should have used every band and every mode at least once in my Life as a HAM. I thought about it and refined the idea a bit and came up with these 4 goals:

  1. I will use every Band at least once in RX and TX.
  2. I will use every Mode (that is known in general) at least once in RX and TX.
  3. I will operate with every working Hamsat at least once.
  4. I will own proper Equipment to work on every primary amateur band at any time.

Since doing all this at some point in Life is a bit too uncertain if it will ever be done, I have put myself a restriction of 10 Years from now on. So until 31. Dec. 2023 I will hopefully have a fully green list below. I have now 200 items on my agenda for ham radio.

I guess this is just a different approach to something like IOTA, SOTA or “Worked all Countries”.

Bands

Band
Name
Low
Edge
High
Edge
RXTX
2200m135,7 kHz137,8 kHzN/AN/A
630m472 kHz479 kHzN/AN/A
160m1810 kHz2000 kHzN/AN/A
80m3500 kHz3800 kHzN/AN/A
40m7000 kHz7200 kHzN/AN/A
30m10,1 MHz10,15 MHzN/AN/A
20m14 MHz14,35 MHzN/AN/A
17m18068 kHz18168 kHzN/AN/A
15m21 MHz21,45 MHzN/AN/A
12m24,89 MHz24,99 MHzN/AN/A
10m28 MHz29,7 MHzN/AN/A
6m50,08 MHz51 MHzN/AN/A
2m144 MHz146 MHzN/AN/A
70cm430 MHz440 MHzN/AN/A
23cm1240 MHz1300 MHzN/AN/A
13cm2320 MHz2450 MHzN/AN/A
9cm3400 MHz3475 MHzN/AN/A
6cm5650 MHz5850 MHzN/AN/A
3cm10 GHz10,5 GHzN/AN/A
12mm24 GHz24,25 GHzN/AN/A
6mm47 GHz47,2 GHzN/AN/A
4mm76 GHz81,5 GHzN/AN/A
2,5mm122,25 GHz123 GHzN/AN/A
2mm134 GHz141 GHzN/AN/A
1mm241 GHz250 GHzN/AN/A
I was not sure if I should add non-German Bands to this list, like the 60m or 4m Bands. These would need me to go abroad to use them, for now I leave them out, maybe I will get ambitious enough to add them at some point, for now I would really be happy to just fulfill this list.

Modes

ModeRXTX
LSBN/AN/A
USBN/AN/A
AMN/AN/A
FMN/AN/A
CWN/AN/A
PSKN/AN/A
RTTYN/AN/A
ThorbN/AN/A
MFSK16N/AN/A
WSPR18 Oct 201318 Oct 2013
MT63N/AN/A
OliviaN/AN/A
HellschreiberN/AN/A
FaxN/AN/A
SSTVN/AN/A
DRMN/AN/A
AMTORN/AN/A
PACTORN/AN/A
PacketN/AN/A
APRSN/AN/A
PocsagN/AN/A
ATVN/AN/A
D-ATVN/AN/A
DVN/AN/A
EcholinkN/AN/A
HamNetN/AN/A
EMEN/AN/A
MeteorscatterN/AN/A
AuroraN/AN/A
QRSSN/AN/A
Maritime MobileN/AN/A
Aeronatical MobileN/AN/A
Fox HuntingN/AN/A
Especially this list of modes might change over time. Digimodes are invented and forgotten everyday. I still want to try out as many as possible. Also the border between a technical Mode (like FM, AM, CW, SSB) and a practical application (like EME, Meteorscatter, Aurora) are not always clear.

Birds

Des.NameTransp.RX (DL)TX (UL)
AO-7Oscar 7BeaconN/A-
AO-7Oscar 7LinearN/AN/A
UO-11UoSat-2BeaconN/A-
AO-16PacSat-1BeaconN/A-
RS-15RadioSkaf-15BeaconN/A-
IO-26ITAMSATBeaconN/A-
FO-29Fuji-2LinearN/AN/A
RS-30YubileinyBeaconN/A-
SO-33SEDSatBeaconN/A-
NO-44PCSatDigipeaterN/AN/A
SO-50Saudisat-1CFMN/AN/A
CO-55Cute-1BeaconN/A-
CO-57XI-IVBeaconN/A-
RS-22Mozhayets 4BeaconN/A-
VO-52VUSatBeaconN/A-
CO-58XI-VBeaconN/A-
DO-64Delfi-C3LinearN/AN/A
CO-65Cute-1.7DigipeaterN/AN/A
CO-66SEEDS IIBeaconN/A-
HO-68XW-1FMN/AN/A
HO-68XW-1LinearN/AN/A
FO-69FASTRAC 1??N/AN/A
FO-70FASTRAC 2??N/AN/A
AO-71AubieSat-1BeaconN/A-
Mo-72Masat-1BeaconN/A-
ISSARISSFMN/AN/A
ISSARISSDigipeaterN/AN/A
ISSARISSAPRSN/AN/A
ISSARISSD-ATVN/A-
-CAPE-1BeaconN/A-
-COMPASS-1BeaconN/A-
-KKS-1 KISEKIBeaconN/A-
-SwissCubeFM / AFSKN/AUplink via web ?!?
-ITUpSAT1BeaconN/AN/A
-BeeSat-1BeaconN/A-
-BeeSat-2BeaconN/A-
-JUNOCW-Missed
-PW-Sat-1Digipeater ?N/AN/A
-TISatBeaconN/A-
Compiling this table has taken me quite some time. It looks as most satellites are just sending their telemetry on a Ham-Band, which is alright but does not really elate me. For me it should be more about communication with someone else and not just listening to data. So I have not listed every cubesat that just does beacon transmissions in the list. Maybe I will fix this at some point, either by adding all the beacon only sats or by throwing all other beacon only sats out. I don’t know. Also my kudos to Mike, dk3wn who has a pretty exhaustive compilation of satellites and details on operation with them. See his page at http://www.dk3wn.info/satellites.shtml

Equipment

Band
Name
Low
Edge
High
Edge
RXTX
160m1810 kHz1850 kHzN/AN/A
80m3500 kHz3800 kHzN/AN/A
40m7000 kHz7100 kHzN/AN/A
20m14 MHz14,35 MHzN/AN/A
17m18068 kHz18168 kHzN/AN/A
15m21 MHz21,45 MHzN/AN/A
12m24,89 MHz24,99 MHzN/AN/A
10m28 MHz29,7 MHzN/AN/A
2m144 MHz146 MHzN/AN/A
70cm430 MHz440 MHzN/AN/A
12mm24 GHz24,05 GHzN/AN/A
6mm47 GHz47,2 GHzN/AN/A
4mm75,5 GHz76 GHzN/AN/A
2mm134 GHz136 GHzN/AN/A
1mm248 GHz250 GHzN/AN/A
Getting a full set of equipment to operate on shortwave is pretty easy nowadays. You just buy an “All Mode, All Band Transceiver” and are good to go. But all the other Bands, especially the millimeter-bands will be a bigger challenge. Most probably I will need to work my way through from the lower end to the higher adding transverter after transverter.

Vy 73 de DL7BUR,
Burak Özhan