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Gert Bartelink

7944KB Meppel

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Call data

Last update:2023-08-21 13:38:58
Main prefix:PA
DXCC Zone:263
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2023-07-13 17:54:46
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
Extra QSL Info:Please QSL via mail


Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my bio...

As a curious and adventurous 6-7 year old boy I quickly developed an interest in radio signals. It all started when I started listening to the old tube radio in my bedroom. It was tuned by default to Radio Veronica, which provided clandestine radio broadcasts from the North Sea. But when I started turning the tuning knob, a whole new world opened up for me.

Suddenly more radio stations such as Radio Noordzee, Radio Mi-Amigo and Radio Caroline came in and my fascination for radio was a fact. I knew this was what I wanted to do myself! So after a few years of making illegal broadcasts on shortwave, 11 meters and the FM band, I decided it was time for more serious work, and I joined the regional broadcaster and started making radio programs. Soon I was promoted to editor-in-chief and assistant editor-in-chief. I enjoyed my time in broadcasting and learned a lot about the world of radio.

After my farewell to the regional broadcaster, I once again looked at short wave with a slanted eye. I enjoyed the different voices, beeps and creaks over the next few years, but in the end I felt it was time for a new adventure.

I decided to focus on the "new media" and founded the websites with the names and Here I mainly worked as an editor and I was mainly busy with the technology behind the various live streams. It was an exciting time full of new challenges and opportunities.

In the summer of 2022 I made the decision to take the amateur radio course for the third time. The previous times I was forced to quit due to other commitments, but this time I was determined to succeed.

And so it came to pass that on July 11, 2023, I finally obtained my Novice license. I was overjoyed and couldn't wait to get started with HF, VHF and UHF.

For HF I use a Kenwood TS-570D, which perfectly suits my needs. The HF antenna at the moment is a self-built End Fed for 10, 20 and 40 meters.

I am proud of my equipment and ready to explore the amateur radio world. With his new license and the passion for radio, I hope to experience many exciting adventures. I can't wait to traverse the airwaves and meet new people all over the world...


My equipment, nothing fancy...
Transceiver: Kenwood TS-570D
Antenna: End Fed antenna (Home build) (does the job verry wel, but is verry sensitive for bad installed solar panels)


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