About the HTC
The HTC is a group of amateur radio operators who promote and preserve the special art of telegraphy. We strive to achieve that goal through a number of efforts, which include among other things putting our calls (HB9HTC and HB9HC) on the air, through Morse Code training broadcasts, courses to assist those learning Morse Code, issuing of certificates to recognize those who have passed the HTC Morse Code exam, participating in CW contests and by members supporting other hams with real-world, practical assistance.
Within the operating mode CW, we also promote QRP. In this regard, we consider this to involve every type of small homebrew project. By exchanging knowledge and experiences and through regular events as well as mutual assistance among our members, we hope to get hams excited about homebrewing and provide support for it because building and modifying radios is one of our special privileges as amateur radio operators. In this sense, the HTC serves as a QRP club in Switzerland.
The NMD Commission organizes the National Mountain Day Contest under the auspices of USKA (the Union of Swiss Shortwave Amateurs); for details see http://htc.uska.ch
On September 15, 1980, a group of 14 members founded this telegraphy club.
Today the HTC consists of 150 full members who mostly live throughout Switzerland, while a few also live abroad. Our previous club presidents were HB9AIY Karl, HB9BTS Herby, HB9UH Hans and HB9IRF Gerald.
All English translations by: Paul HB9DST / AA1MI
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