I was licencesed in 1958. During ten years, 1958 - 1967, I was working in the merchant navy as radio officer (sparks). During the seagoing years I was active on most ham bands worldwide. My callsign was SM4CNI/MM. Almost five of those ten years, 1961 to 1965, my vessel (M/S Lake Ontario) was trading USEC - Australia, South America - Japan both ways. The log from the Pacific years shows about 18.000 QSOs and about 100 eyeball QSOs with VK-hams - from Cairns to Port Adelaide.
From 1967 to 1997 I worked at Gothenburg Radio, the famous coast radio station, SAG, on the swedish west coast.
In 1969 I gave up hamradio and the suffix of my call (CNI) was available to any body else. Thirtyfive years later, in 2003, I got a new suffix (YIN). This new callsign has rendered me 20.000 QSOs, 313 confirmed countries (all bands/cw) and over 200 confirmed on my favourite band, 30 meter - 10.1 Mhz. In 2006 I became a FOC member (#1860).
I'm always chasing rare dxs with moderate antenna systems with maximum 100 watts output. I am also QRV on the 60 meter band (5Mhz) and I'm looking forward to see this particular band becoming an ordinary ham band.
Radios and antennas today are: Transceivers are FT-1000MP MARK-V Field, FT-847 and for portable use during the winter and fall months from my second QTH, an Icom IC-7200 is in use. Antennas at home QTH are: For 10 to 50 MHz a W8JK, for lower bands including 5 MHz a 33 ft vertical with bottom coil and for VHF a Slim Jim antenna. At my second QTH wire antennas are used.
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