I'm a fascinated by radio since I was thirteen/fourteen years old. I begun with a simple talky-walky for children with a good friend then I eared propagation on the eleven meters.
I started my hobby with CB during few years until I met 2 hams near my QRA (Chinon-37) in 1995-'96 (F9JZ op: Jean and F1IPT op: Maurice). I was very interested to get my licence but it was a little bit hard for me.
I bought my first HF transceiver in 1997 (ICOM 725) and continued to made some DX on eleven meters ; the virus was definitively contracted, but .
I stopped all radio activities in 2000 and sold all my station, just kept few stuff and antennas ; this QRT was due to professionnal activities.
The virus came back in 2009 when I bought a RCI 2950 for eleven meters DXing.
It wasn't enough.
I bought an ICOM 746 in July 2010 to continue DX activities on eleven meters and Short Wave Listening.
It wasn't enough at all !!!
I took contact with an Ham association near my QRA (Association des Radio-Amateurs du 35: ARA 35) in October 2010 !
I met many of them and they encouraged me to get my ham licence. After fews bads and goods evenements/meetings (I lost my "professor" Maurice and Alain a good friend who welcomed me in ARA35: F6GGR; they are SK now but always on my mind), I decided to work hard for getting the "invaluable sesame".
I obtained my HAM licence in January 23rd 2012 (not in totality: only class 3) and took my first callsign (F0GXX) right on time in February 24th 2012 for the French contest "Coupe du REF" and for activating TM6GGR (in memory of our friend F6GGR, SK in March 2011) with THE French "Old Timer Team".
Having failed on my first attempt to get the class 2 ham licence, I tryed a second time on thursday following the French contest and obtained it !!!
So I kept my first callsign during only 6 days !
Now I'm working on HF and VHF bands from my car (F4GXX/M with a YAESU FT-857D) and from family home in JN07DE (Chinon-37) operating F4GXX/P. I can't install an antenna in my apartment anyway, so I only do SW listening at home.
My favorite activity is antenna building/rebuilding.
You can watch me with the Old Timer Team in a video in activation for TM6GGR during French Contest Coupe du REF 2012: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsUFDezMEk4&feature=player_embedded
I accept to send and receive QSL card, only after contact on frequency, you can send it to the bureau or directly to my address at your convenience. I also accept QSL by e-mail.
Thank you for reading and for your attention, see you soon on QRG.
Good DX and good luck.
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