about Hans ( dg7pe )
|As most already know, I am native Dutchman. I was born in Voorhout
Zuidholland. Here I made acquaintance with the amateur radio in
recent years already. There lived a radio amateur diagonally opposite
in our road. So I heard already as a Kid CQ calls etc. from our
tube radio. At the age of 8 years I got this old radio, since
my parents had television. Soon my first current impact (plug
and plug socket without grounding and with long open plug contacts)
followed. My result: That made the factory wrong!!!
After my repair l listened again and again on the amateur bands. I also got Scheveningen radio (after I tuned the Radio just outside the medium wave band and its telephone contact to the ships on the open sea. I was surprised, of the large distance you could hear them. A friend and a schoolmate of me, pe1ccg Theo, made later with approximately 18 years the C-license. I got also in the training, but it became to heavy with the vector diagrams for me. I jumped off did my school and became fitter for the installation of high power current. I heard still much radio and sent away meanwhile also hearing reports. Then family meeting and I have to stay out, they will call me in. And what was wrong ?!
It arrived a QSL card and an info post from radio Berlin international. My uncle (native from Cologne) had seen the post which lay ed on the kitchen table and he became frightened: "that is dangerous"! They tried to make a spy of him. Then he made a family meeting. That did not interested me and I continued as a radio listener and was happy with the QSL card I’ve received.
About 2 years later I lived on my own in Noordwijk aan Zee and had a very large 3m antenna of Stolle at the coast in 12 m height with preamplifier and a very good radio of Erres. In this time I received WNEW on 102.7 MHz and received also a QSL map. Now I was sure, I become radio amateur!!!
It came different, I met a girl and I went to Germany. For a long time I did nothing with Radio reception. After some years and constant reading of the radio examination book (during the work), my friends who were already radio amateurs made an arrangement for the examination. "You know it anyway but now you have to do it". I past the examination immediately and got my call signal dg7pe now I was standby on FM and SSB on 2m and 70cm.
They changed the law and now I was allowed to become active on shortwave. I bought a 706mk2g in Weinheim and built a long wire antenna. Sometime I wanted to be QRV in the car and I searched for wide-band KW antennas (a tuner I had already). When I saw the horror prices, I imagined: "I build that thing cheaper" and so I’ve developed the multiband KW mobile antenna.
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