My interest in this hobby started many years ago, I think I was approx. 15 years. I started like many others on 27 MHz and also on 3 meter.
But after a while some friends convinced my to get my HAM licenses. I had no technical background, so I had to study hard to pass my exam.
At least I managed it in 1982.
Below you found some details.
1982: PD0NAL VHF novice license
1983: PE1JSV VHF/UHF license
1984: PA3EWP HF-License
Today I am active from 2 meter till 160 meter. My favorite mode these days is CW, but I like also SSB and RTTY.
In the beginning I was only a SSB operator but since a few years CW.
I like contesting, DX-ing and going on DX-peditions.
Need only 1 country in mixed mode: 3D2C (Conway Reef).
(I don’t know why I missed it before 2009. I missed the 2009
DX-pedition because I was there as operator.)