Uli's Homepage -- Home of DD8DR

Welcome to my homepage!

My name is Ulrich and I am an amateur radio operator as you can see on the picture. I have the callsign DD8DR. It's an interesting hobby where I can communicate with like-minded people worldwide via radio. If you want to know more about amateur radio you can try the link further on this page. Occasionally I can practice my hobby abroad. This is why I also have an American amateur radio license with the callsign N0WUD.

Some personal information about me:
I live in a beautiful region called Siegerland, which is located in West Germany (for those who know Germany: approx. 60 miles east of Cologne). I'm an engineer in electronics and electronic is one of my hobbies. When I'm not spending my free time at the computer or at the radio, I like biking in the woods around my town.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this page please e-mail me (address at main index).

The coat of arms of my home town Deuz on the occasion of the 700th anniversary in 1990

The location of my home town


Summer 2022

Deuz is a part of the city of Netphen (County Siegen-Wittgenstein) and has approx. 2100 inhabitants. It is surrounded by wood and there are a lot of possibilities for hiking or biking. A favourite country site is the Obernau dam in the immediate neighbourhood.

In the year 2000, the population of Deuz has increased, because the new construction zone "Sterndill" with 42 construction sites was opened.

August 2002

August 2016

The first bus service of the world with a motor driven bus was established in 1895. The bus route started at Deuz and ended at the city of Siegen (distance approx. 10 miles). The picture shows a full-scale replica that was made on behalf of a local company.

Since November 2016 the bus has found a new home. It is exhibited in a glass pavilion in front of the former railroad station.

Treasure chest with treasures from the childhood days

Forged lock with key

Reading corner with relaxing bench in 'Bühlgarten' park
The books are placed in the niches of the tree trunk.

'Camel' oak near Deuz

Coat of arms of Deuz as wax seal

Resting bench painted in the style of 'Siegerlandstones'

Factory traffic of the company 'Walzen-Irle' with loco V60-1175

European hare in a meadow behind the house

Deer in a meadow behind the house

Domestic cat in a meadow behind the house

Squirrel takes a rest

Super moon, hands-free photographed

Oak tree used as a border mark

Links to other web pages:

Information about Washburn County (WI)

Information about the City of Spooner (WI)

Information about amateur radio (ARRL)

Random generator (Coin flip simulation)

Copyright © 1997, Ulrich Klappert, Last Updated: 2024-01-22