I started up with a novice license when I was 15 years old in 1964. The rig was a x-tal osc, 7W input and a BC-receiver. Every QSO was an adventure!
Military service in the Navy in 1968. Stationed onboard a destroyer in The Baltic Sea. Military radio traffic only. Ham radio was not allowed.
Later in 1972 I joined the Merchant Navy and became SM6DQO/MM from many rare locations all over the world, from North Atlantic to South Pacific. Now suddenly, I was a DX...
After two years at sea I got the opportunity to employment at a Coast Radio Station, Göteborg Radio/SAG. If you were fond of telegraphy, a lot and for long - this was the right place to be.
In 1981 I began employment as SAR Mission Coordinator at JRCC Sweden. (Sea & Air Rescue) Once again a lot of radio traffic, but this time on VHF and Satellite Communication.
In 1989 radio opr in The Swedish UN-battalion in Naqoura, Lebanon. On the air as SM6DQO/OD5. A superb location, with a 4 el Yagi on the beach 10 meters above the sea level. A radio amateur's dream!
Swedish UN Field Hospital Mogadishu, Somalia was my next step in 1993. Coordinating radio support on HF, VHF and SatCom. Rare on ham radio with SM6DQO/T5.
UN Rwanda Emergency Office in 1994. Swedish Support Team, Kigali. Radio and transport mission. On the air as SM6DQO/9X5 during transports all over Rwanda.
Today I am also opr. from club stations SK6SAG, SK6CF and SK6SLI and during the summer on the air as SF7YT.
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