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Dominic Reich “OE7DRT”

whoami #

Hello, my name is Dominic and I maintain this website.
I am a licensed ham radio operator since 2019 and my callsign is OE7DRT.

My QTH is Längenfeld, Tyrol, Austria. The locator for that is JN57lb.
There is currently no antenna set up at my home QTH so I operate portable only since the end of 2021—I’ve not been very active recently but I’m sure my new lightweight equipment can help me out on that matter.

Have a look at the pages under /equipment/ for an overview of the equipment that I use (or have used/had). 😉

What’s up? #

I publish new articles whenever time let me do it. As I am working 10h shifts a day on a building site I am quite worn at the end of the day and I can’t gather myself up enough to go out in the field when I’m just hungry (and tired) 😫

I do not have an antenna set up at my home QTH so my experience relies on my portable operations here.

About this website #

My website is a personal storage of a set of information about many different things—mostly about amateur radio and linux‘isch computer stuff. The main goal of my blog is for my personal usage. That is because some articles may not explain everything—I hope I can reproduce a working setup (for me) with all the steps provided in these articles.

I could have saved some links in my bookmarks, right? Well, I have. But I do that now for a long time and it sometimes happens, that one or another link becomes unavailable and hosting my own set of information does not result in these situations in any way. As long as I’m willing to host them.

You can use the information on these pages for yourself. Just keep in mind, that some of them may not be objective or even accurate. The opposite is true. I fill them with my opinions and experiences; some with solutions—some not.

Also, keep in mind that the information on my websites could go offline at any time (although it is online since 2019).

Statistics #

Google Analytics (evil) and Microsoft Clarity (much evil) are common statistic-plugins for your website. I’ve tried both as well as matomo. They have one thing in common: they collect data, that I personally wouldn’t want to be collected from me. And what you don’t want to be done to you…

Luckily I found the website of Fathom Analytics. They collect statistics

  1. GDPO compliant and
  2. they do not collect so much “useless” data.

You can view my website statistics here.

Contact #

Use to send me emails.

Feel free to encrypt your message with OpenPGP and make sure you got this fingerprint:

D49A 3CE2 CCF7 2668 4D98  9A31 BC9D 6AE1 A3BE 169A

My public key is on or on my website (~4KB).

Please do not send me guest articles. This is not a tech magazine but my personal website.

Server location and networking #

The webserver, which converts my website’s git repository into static html files is located in Finland. The domain is registered at, which points my domain to nameservers at Cloudflare. My website is also cached and distributed by the Cloudflare network.

That is also true for my personal single-user instance of Mastodon, which is located at—except there are a few more modifications done at Cloudflare because I do not host the media files on my server but in a B2 bucket at backblaze. Cloudflare rewrites a few headers and URLs in this case. For example: the Cache-control: gets expanded to a high value at Cloudflare as well as the etag gets generated at Cloudflare in case the original file changes at backblaze before the cached file gets removed from your (actually my) cache.