I probably should have taken the heartbeat of my mother, when I still was inside her, as a sort of digital mode. Fact is that, since my eyes disclosed, I felt an irresistible attraction for radio.
At the beginning of the nineties, in my teens, this feeling led me to an SWL authorization I still proudly own. After that, I carried on listening, convinced that speaking was a need, but using ears a talent.
Receiving DX signals awarded me with many satisfactions, but in 2008, after some issues, I started thinking that listening indeed is a talent, but being always silent can reveal itself sometimes frustrating.
That's where jumping on the other side of the ham hobby started. I got my first licence, a US one (Technician) in June, at Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2010, then upgraded on 9/11 at Busto Arsizio (Italy) convention and am currently enjoying General privileges. That's how I got to my "novice" (class 3) Swiss Licence.
V/UHF, Echolink and other forms of radio/pc integration have always been a passion in the passion, but living very close to the Swiss border, I can't see the time to climb Grand-Saint-Bernard, or walk along the Montreux Lake, and have nice QSO with HAM friends.
Hope to meet you on the air soon!
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