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Dipl.-Ing. Alois KrischkeKrischke

He was born in Klagenfurt/Austria in 1936. and has a Degree in telecommunications (Dipl. Ing. [academically graduated engineer]) from the Technical University of Vienna <www.tuwien.ac.at>. Even during his studies he was already specialized on antennas. From 1968 untill 1996 (year when he retired) he worked for Rohde & Schwarz <www.rohde-schwarz.com> in Munich; for many years in the development of antennas. Later, he was responsible for selling systems and products, as well as for planning projects and realizing them in the fields of radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Additionally, he was responsible for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility).

At a very early age he had already shown interest in broadcasting. When he attended secondary grammar school he became a SWL (shortwave radio listener). In the following years he carried out various experiments in transmitting and he built receivers, transmitters, antennas, measuring and testing instruments. Since 1956 he worked as an radio amateur operator with the call sign OE8AK, and since 1968 he also uses the call sign DJ0TR. He is member of the DARC (Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club [German Amateur Radio Club])<www.darc.de> in the district of Upper Bavaria (Oberbayern) <www.darc.de/distrikte> in the local organisation DOK C11 Munich East (München Ost).
For other radio amateur operating activities in Bavaria he used call signs such as: DF2WCY (Weltkommunikationsjahr [World Communications Year]), DL0RUS (Rohde & Schwarz), DF0MOF (Münchner Oktoberfest [Munich Beer Festival]), DK0MO (München Ost [Munich East]), DF0AFM und DL0AFM (Amateurfunkmuseum [Amateur Radio Museum]); and he often works using the call sign DL0DM <www.darc.de/distrikte/c/darcDL0DM.htm> at the Deutsches Museum (German Museum) in Munich.
For many years Alois Krischke has successfully taken part in "radio fox-hunting" activities in Austria and in Germany <www.ardf.de> and was Austrian, Bavarian and German Champion. He was also a member of the "Arbeitskreis Funkentstörung" (working-group for the suppression of radio frequency interference) for the DARC <www.darc.de> in the district of Upper Bavaria and he has been awarded the DARC badges of honor. For many years Alois Krischke has been and is still a member of the radio amateur team of the Deutsches Museum (German Museum) <www.deutsches-museum.de> as well as a member of the Förderverein Amateurfunkmuseum (Amateur Radio Museum) <www.amateurfunkmuseum.de>. a non-profit organization promoting amateur radio history research.

Apart from an extensive library (including literature on antennas as well as catalogs of professional and amateur antennas), he also owns a big private collection of antenna patents, reaching from the first antenna patents of Edison (USA 1885), Marconi (England 1896) and Braun (Germany 1898) until the present time <ep.espacenet.com>.  Alois Krischke has published numerous publications on antennas, antenna novelties, and antenna patents. He was the co-author of the book "Antennen-Lexikon" (Antenna Encyclopedia) <www.antennen-lexikon.de> and is continuing author of "Rothammels Antennenbuch" (10th, 11th, and 12th editions of the book) <www.antennenbuch.de>.

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