PA0ABM - Hamradio Introduction I am born in 1944, at the end of WW II in a place, called HEERLEN, a miners town in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands. Here I lived for 23 years. When I became a teenager, I got involved in our nice hobby, HAM RADIO. That time I was learning to become an electronic engineer. One of the teachers noticed my big interest in all what was called radio. He introduced me to another student on the technical high-school. That student became one of my best friends. His call PA0INA I got involved in an affair with the sister of PA0INA. That affair is still going one. His sister became my XYL Annie We are married in August 1965. We got 2 kids, a girl born in 1967, and a son, born in 1969. We lost our daughter, very suddenly, in 1994. A big picture of her is hanging in my shack. She was more like me, while our son is more like his mother. Annie's full christian names are: (ABM) Anna-Barbara- Maria. So now you know why I am signing PA0ABM. Our son got married in may 1996, they have 3 kids, a boy and two girls. To be closer to our family we changed provinces, and moved to Huijbergen, after living for almost 40 years in the province of Zeeland. Besides HAM-radio, I love the beauty of this world, from the top of the highest mountain, to the deep of the ocean, including the deserts.. I love science fiction, and I am crazy about the Mid West of the USA. I was lucky to visit most of the W7 states, back in 1982. I am also hiking on a regular base, mostly in the area where we live. Most hike are day-hikes, I love to hike alone, together with my thoughts. During this hikes, I have always my photo-gear with me. I make a lot of pictures, some of them you can find on my home page. I got my license back in 1964. I started with a mixture of CW and SSB QSO’s. As I got more experienced in CW, the SSB part became smaller and smaller. Nowadays, you can find me very seldom on SSB. I am now devoted to CW. Until 2004, I never used more than 100 Watts. You could call me "a little pistol" on radio. Lately I did use a very small amplifier, 400 watts, which helps me in pile ups. I like it to collect stories about ham radio, DXpedition, DXCC etc.. And I like to write own stories about ham radio. You can find these stories on the English part of my site. Go to my English stories
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