Celebration of 100 years of the Chemnitz Radio Club

Exactly 100 years ago, Chemnitz was home to one of the first radio clubs in Germany as part of the “Deutsches Funk-Kartell”.

For this reason, an event on the history and visions of wireless communication will take place on February 1, 2024, in the Chemnitz University Library together with the OV Chemnitz-Süd S54. The event will be opened by the director of Chemnitz University Library.
Topics of the lectures:

  • 100 years of Radioclub Chemnitz. From a radio craft club to a modern amateur radio club in Chemnitz,
  • Carl Wilhelm Bangert: Mentor of radio in Central Germany and Chemnitz,
  • Amateur radio – from hobby to vocation,
  • The audion test permit. The Audion – practical function,
  • Radio technology and the mobility of the future.

As part of the activity “100 years of the German Funk Kartell” the Chemnitz radio amateurs use the callsign DR100FK.

Activity day on the founding day of the “Deutsches Funk-Kartell” exactly 100 years ago

January 24, 2024 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the German Funk-Kartell in 1924, the historic occasion of our radio event. With lively participation from all 10 special eventstations, this anniversary day was highlighted worldwide and award points were distributed on many bands in various modes. The result: almost 4.000 QSOs on this one day! A success that we also owe to our many QSO partners, whose nerve we have probably hit with this event as well as the 100FK award program. Thanks to all those involved who honored the cartel’s founding anniversary with their commitment and activity.