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Dominic Reich “OE7DRT”

Who Am I #

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 no permanent antenna setup at my home so I either operate portable somewhere in the mountains or I sometimes push up my homebrew dipole for 20m as it does not need much space on my small terrace.

I usually participate in the following Winlink nets:

The original Winlink Wednesday is a weekly amateur radio digital net where check-ins are accomplished by using the Winlink (global email via amateur radio) system.

The primary purpose of Winlink Wednesday is to encourage the regular use of the Winlink system among amateur radio operators by providing an opportunity to expand their skills with Winlink, and to practice them on a regular basis.

I think this summarizes the Winlink Wednesday pretty well.


This is a german speaking net currently maintained by Patrick, OE1LHP.

To quote the description:

This group is for announcements and information concerning the Winlink Net “WLNET-OE”.
It represents some kind of Blackboard for those who want to participate and learn about the use of Winlink in not only emergency communication situations.
Amateur radio operators from in and outside of Austria are encouraged to join the sessions. To be clear: everyone is welcome, but keep in mind that the primary language will be German.

I try to participate every week.


Well, I’m not so active on Mastodon (in terms of writing posts) but I occassionally participate in the net when I find the time.

Also to quote the website:

For those operators who are active on federated social media (the “Fediverse”; i.e., Mastodon), there is a weekly Winlink net called the #FediFridayWinlinkNet (or #FFWN). Any amateur operators are welcome to check-in and participate, and also to take turns serving as net control! And be sure to follow #FFWN on Mastodon.

Find out more by following the hastag #FFWN (example link – follow it on an instance that you like/prefer).

About this website and its server #

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 – I used other domain names before though).

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 #

I’ve had a few websites running over the recent years, but when I got my radio amateur callsign I started over with fresh content on It was stored as a Github repository and published via Cloudflare.

I moved later to a cloud server from Hetzner running Rocky Linux 8 and 9 (which were both located in Finland) and I’m finally happy with netcup and my OpenBSD server located in Germany. When I hosted my own gitea instance I left the website repo on my server and create the website over there, when I now create the website on my local laptop and push the files onto the webserver just when I push new commits into the git repository on codeberg.