Born in Amsterdam in 1952. After my 8th birthday my parents and I moved to the city of Ede in the center of the Netherlands. There I did primairy chool. Life goes on. After 4 years of technicalschool studing Electrical engineering, I became one. My first job was at a transformer factory. After a few years of hard labor, I had to do 16 months in the army (drafted). There I made contact with the hobby! I became a transmitter operator in the army.
Making illigal to legal
After the army and many courses later, I switched jobs and became developer at a electronic firm. In those days it was a sport to make transmitors for the 3 meter band. So infected with the “transmitting” virus, I began to send music into the air. This was not for a long time. I was caught by the police and had to stand trial. Still after a confictment, I could not leave the virus alone. So I did exam for radioamateur. First for novice (D-Licence) and later on for full (F-licence).My favorite modulations are: FT8, SSB, PSK, RTTY, AFSK and WSPR
After some temporary jobs, I became a Tecnincal Consultant in the IT at Origin, later the name changed into Atos. I worked in the IT for about 15 years, with the specialization “Microsoft Sharepoint”.
Now, i’m retired, and still enyoing my hobby! I hope to meet you on the air!