Honoured to be a member of FOC ( # 1962) since June 2011.
Hello, my name is Rien, I have been licensed since 1996. My first call as a novice was PD0RVL. As PE1RFM I was allowed to make qso?s via AO 10 and AO 13. After I got my full licence I was active as PA3HDP, and since 2000 as PA7RA. I collect awards, so if you want to make a qso with me, please send me an e-mail for a sked. My favourite mode is CW, in which mode I made most of my contacts.
QSL via buro or direct is 100%, or QSL via LOTW. LOTW is a great way to upgrade your DXCC score. Please take a look on the page of LOTW. http://www.arrl.org/lotw/ and follow the steps. You can upload your log to LOTW. I hope to find our qso in LOTW. My TX/RX is a Yaesu FT-5000MP, LP-PAN2 Software Defined IQ Panadapter
The antennas are a 4 el Fritzel Antenna FB-DX 460 for 10/15/20 mtrs, a dipole for 12/17/30 mtrs, Alpha Delta DX-A Sloper for 40/80/160 mtrs and a 4 elm DK7ZB yagi for 50 Mhz.
Im active in RTTY, PSK3,JT65, CW and SSB.
I use a Microham Keyer II for TRX cat controle.
I'm Using DXLAB for logging so if you search for software that all can do. Press the DXlab Launcher and try it
This was just a little bit of my story.
Thank you for reading this, I hope to meet you on the bands for a QSO, maybe in a contest
Most of the time I work with the Chevron AGA !
ps: Don't forget your wife, kids, and family with this addictive hobby. They will not remember your last country for DXCC but they will remember your spending time with them and your kind heart.
This our Dog his name is Joep! (Labradoodle)
My other Hobby is playing drums on the Roland TD12 set.
And my great hero on drums is mister Steve Gadd, I meet him in 2010 in Zoetermeer with his band L'Image
Left side Steve Gadd in the middle drum teacher Pierre Castelijns, tnx guy's for a wonderful evening in de Boerderij in Zoetermeer http://www.cultuurpodiumboerderij.nl
73"s PA7RA, Rien