Episode 193 - Vjollca Belegu Caka - Z61VB
Out of the ashes of ten years of ethnic repression and the Kosovo War in 1998, the amateur radio service in Kosovo was reborn in 2012. Vjollca Belegu, Z61VB, Kosovo’s (Kosova) first YL ham radio operator, survived this dark period in Kosova’s history, and 25 years after ham radio was closed in Kosova is helping to re-birth the amateur radio service as the President of the Kosova Amateur Radio Association. Vjollca, Z61VB, tells this important story in this episode of QSO Today.
QSO Today is donating 3 QRP Labs QCX transceivers to Vjollca's students at the University of Pristina. QRP Labs is matching any donations made by QSO Today listeners. The cost of the QCX is $49.00. Help to re-birth ham radio in Kosovo by ordering a QCX and shipping it to the Kosova Amateur Radio Association. Click on the QRP Labs link above.
Vjollca Belegu Caka, Z61VB
Technical University of Prishtina
The Kosovo War and the breakup of Yugoslavia
Elmer: Ali Smani Z61DD (SK) first president of Shrak
First callsign: YU8ALP, 1980
1988 - Balkans War, Serbs suspended ham radio activities in Kosovo
The Relaunch of Amateur Radio in Kosova
NATO Bombing of Kosovo 24th March 1999
IARU - International Amateur Radio Union
UNDP-United Nations Development Program
Kosovo Independence 2008 -
Martti Laine, OH2BH
Kosava Amateur Radio Association
Friedrichshafen Amateur Radio Convention
Sabit Zymber S61AA - active since 1946, Director of the Yugoslav Amateur Radio League
Kosovo: A Short History, by Noel Malcolm, University Press New York
YOTA - Youngsters on the Air
ARRL DXCC List
Excited by: Friendship and willingness of hams to accept Kosovo hams
International DX Convention, Visalia, California,
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Vjollca traning students in ham radio
Martti Laine, OH2BH and SHRAK Members
Z60A Club Station