Hello and welcome to my QRZ page.
My name ist Klaus Hausmann, I’m born 1968, and raised in Hamburg (and my heart will forever belong to Hamburg). Since 2010 I live in Schleswig-Holstein close to the baltic sea.
I was always fascinated by radio technology. As a child I got my first contact with radio technology. A neighbors son got two walkie talkies, and we played a lot with them. But to be honest, they didn’t had a big range, so we could hear what the other said without the walkie talkies :D.
Later another neighbor got a CB TX with a PA, at good conditions he was able to hear operators from Italy, but when he was transmitting, nobody could receive TV anymore :D. Still fascinating, but way to expensive for a kid.
In the eighties, when I was a teenager, a friend of my father visited us, and he had a Ham Radio handheld transceiver. In a time where mobile phones wasn’t common, it was fascinating that he could easily speak with his YL, approx. 15km away in Hamburg (second biggest city in Germany). No CB handheld was able to doing that. He told me that he had to make a license test to get his call sign. I never had any interest or contact with electronic (except using it, in that case I'm a techie) so I had no interest to make a license, but I never forgot that meeting with him.
During the next years I had sometimes contact with CB, but no intention to own a device.
In 2010 I moved to Scharbeutz at the baltic sea. Living so close at the baltic sea, made me curious - what kind of fishes might live in the baltic sea? I visited a seminar and made the fishing permit. A year later I thought it could be a good idea to make the pleasure craft license, and during the seminar I learned something about SRC, LRC and UBI. This was when I remembered the meeting with the Ham Radio Operator. I ordered at amazon books about how to make the Ham Radio license. But at the first glance at the books, I knew that was way to much stuff to learn for me, so I put them in my bookshelf and forget them for the next two years.
At the pleasure craft seminar I met someone (who is still my friend), who told me, that he made every year something to train his brain. So that year he decided to make the pleasure craft license. I really liked that so since 2012 it is my credo to do every year something for my brain and learn something new. In 2013 I moved to my current QTH Kasseedorf (20km west from the baltic sea, and 100km north from Hamburg) and also learned how to brew my own beer ;).
In mid 2014 I was looking for something to learn, and remembered the Ham Radio books in my bookshelf. So I got a target, I would become a ham radio operator with the novice license (class e). A fun fact was also, that I contacted the author Eckart Moltrecht, DJ4UF. Accidentally he was in Scharbeutz for vacation, so we met spontaneously and he told me that his wife and even his 12 year old grandchild was able to pass the test for the novice license. So I started learning and in January, 2015 I passed successfully the test and got my first call sign DO4XP (DO (it) fo(u)r (e)XPerience).
After I got my license, I played around at 2m and 70cm and also with D-Star and dmr. I have no space for an antenna so shortwave wasn’t an option. That was also the main reason, that I didn't had any plans to upgrade for the class a license.
In 2015 I learned in a seminar how to brew my own honey wine (met), and this year (2016) I thought it might be a good idea to upgrade to class a.
Finally in June, 2016 I passed the test and got my new call sign DJ1KH. :)
My plan for 2017 is to learn morse code, but we will see what the future will bring :)
I’m QRV at 20 (favorite) and 40 meters, also at D-Star (most times at DCS001C). I don’t use paper QSL cards, but I use eQSL.
73 de Klaus, DJ1KH
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