I am born 1948 in the port city of Emden at the coast of the Northsea, not far away from the border to the Netherlands. I got my radio license 1967 and since that time I prefer to operate in CW or other digital modes, mainly with reduced power (QRP). Due to local restrictions I only can use two dipole antennas, one 2x16 m dipol (inverted V), feeded with a 400 Ohm ladder line and a symetric antenna tuner and one dipole at the roof of our house for 20 - 10 m.
I´m retired after more than 35 years of work as an electronic engineer on a local naval shipyard.
Below you can see a picture of the old harbour of Emden, called the "Ratsdelft".
All three shipsare still able to go to sea on their own engines and they are doing it from time to time.
The following picture shows my home made QRP shortwave transceiver. This transceiver kit was designed by OM Peter Solf (DK1HE) and sold by "QRP Project" in Berlin.
During vacation I normally use a very small equipment set. The HB-1B has an internal battery which permits to transmit over hours with about 3-4 watts into an endfeeded 12 m random wire antenna, adapted via a L-match tuner.
This is not a DX configuration, but it allows very funny CW contacts over the horizon on my vacation places.
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