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20 years of hamradio


Posted: May 22nd, 2015 under Hamradio.

celebration_0 Can you believe it? I have had my hamradio licence for 20 years this May. I don’t remember exactly the date anymore, but it was back in 1995 I got the callsign LB4WE. I wasn’t old enough to get the LA back then, because the agelimit was 16 years at the time. It wasn’t until October that year that I got LA8AJA.

Little did I know back then how much fun I would have in this hobby and all the people I would meet and get to know. Hadn’t it been for LB3RE (ex LA6FJA) and his father LA5FHA, I would probably never had gotten to know this hobby.

After over 25000 qsoes and 335 dxcc’s in the log, I’m still active. Perhaps not as much as I used to be, but I am on the radio now and then. I have been active from OJ0 Market Reef in 2003 and 2006, JW Svalbard in 2002, 2006 and 2011 (x2), iota’s EU056, EU055 and EU062 in 2005 and also operated contests from LA3Z, LA8W and OH8X. I have also participated in several hamradio gatherings in England, Denmark, Sweden, Ă…land and Norway.

Who knows what the next 20 years will bring? I’m still enjoying it. See you on the air!



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