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World Continents Award#1527
Granted: 2015-01-25 18:28:31   (PB8YL)

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Hello dear Ham friend,

We like to send QSL-cards for QSO's that we make and ofcourse we like to receive your's as well.

At the moment the cost of exchanging cards is very high. Our policy is that when we receive a card via bureau, we send it back via bureau. If you like to send direct, it's not necessary to enclose greenstamps, irc’s or whatever. Only a Self Addressed Envelope will help, but no problem if not enclosed. Greenstamps, irc’s,etc. we always send it back with the returning card.

We like to share this policy with other hams. There are already many hams doing the same. Let us divide the costs of this fine hobby, enjoy making a QSO and keep the fun in exchanging QSL cards.

With best regards

73, de PA9RD and PB8YL
Ruud en Anneke Driessen



If you send me a direct card, please don't enclose money, irc's etc....... It's not needed and I will be pleased to send you my card, if possible by returning post.

I am a Lotw user and E-qsl cards are also welcome!


My hamstory

pse. visit www.pb7xyl.nl


How it started:

At this time (a decade ago) I kept race pigeons. Every saturday looking in the sky to see them coming home from distances of 30 to over 1000 km. I wanted to be informed about the arrival of the pigeons. Many times I used the phone to get information, but then it seems a better way, as many pigeonholders did, to use CB radio for getting info.

That was the beginning of my CB time. At first it wasn't my interest at all. Yes on saturday's, but on other days....no way. Due to my partner CB radio came into my life. At first, the whole "station" was set up in the gardenshed. During the wintercold this simple setup was not suited to work with other CB-stations, so the whole thing moved to the kitchentable. Also the kitchen was not an good option and soon our 27 mc "bakkie" moved to the living room. This
happened just in time for the upcoming propagation improvements.

As a result, I got more interest in Hamradio. Through another HAM I came in contact with the Veron, one of the Dutch radioamateur clubs, department Voorne Putten. There I took lessons to learn all about hamradio. My goal was to get the Novice licence.

The biggest problem was, that a lot of things which were told are the way they were. This was not acceptable for me, I needed to know why things happen the way they are happening. Things you need to know for the Full licence. So I bought the book needed for the so called "C-status".

In April 2000, I passed the exam for both the Novice and "C-status". Just a few months later in June, I started the CW study, for which I also passed in december of that same year.

My first call was PE9JAM, and after passing my CW exam, I changed it into PA9JAM.

That same year I started together with a friend of mine, Elvira, PA4ELF, a YL (Young Ladies) round at fridays on weekly bases. In 2001 was the first "1 Year Anniversary" of this YL round. We then used the special callsign,

This special callsign was the reason for me to change my personal call at the end of the year into PB7YL.

At the beginning of 2006, I met my husband. Ruud is also a HAM amateur known as PA9RD.

The hobby brought us together.

At first I met him on the Dutch VHF repeater of Rotterdam. I once said that I would like to experience how it is to drive in a big truck. "Dat Staat!!" ("Well, OK!!") was his answer. And so it happenend at the end of January 2006. I stepped inside his truck and we drove off, although it wasn't on a road to nowhere. The result of this step was, we got
married on September, 21st in 2007.


And because after that joyful event I no longer was a "Young Lady", (HI) oh no, I am a married woman now, an XYL,
I changed my callsign at the end of September 2007 from PB7YL into PB7XYL. Since march 2014 I am PB8YL

Our QTH is Heinenoord, a small village abt 5 km south of Rotterdam.

My QRA Locator is JO21FT.

YL number is 148.

Nafras number is D112

DIG number is 6143

EPC #03374 DMC #2488 30MDG #2963

I am a DX Hunter and I regularly take part in a variety of contests. As there are, IOTA, IARU HF, the world championship, Dutch PACC, and many more. Also I am a collector of Awards. For more information about my awards, please visit my homepage.... www.pb7xyl.nl ....

And again, Ilove to get your QSL card.

Cards are always answered by me. If you have not yet received my card don't hesitate to send me an email.

If you send me a direct card, please don't enclose money, irc's..etc. It's not needed and I will be very pleased to send you mine, if possible by returning post.

I am a Lotw user and E-qsl cards are also welcome!!


73, de PB8YL


a pleasant QSO to remember.... but...
a QSL is a joy for life!!


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