1) How did you get involved in Ham-radio and how many years are being a ham now?
My father is ham radio operator. He took me to his radio expeditions and I learned a lot there and was bitten by the bug.
I made my first QSO at the age of 11 but got really interested in 1981 during EK8R expedition.
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2) What attracted you the most in being a Ham-radio operator?
I like most aspects of the hobby and I learn a lot of things being Ham-radio operator. So my answer is knowledge.
3) What is your favorite mode and/or band?
Low bands and 50 MHZ, Mode CW.
4) What equipment do you use?
It is too many stuff that I use but my contest package include IC-775DSP, ACOM200A.
Various antennas and a number of small devices which makes my station more efficient in DX-ing and Contesting.
5) Do you hold DXCC and what is the score?
I am missing BS7 for last my country. I hope to work it soon when BS7H will reach reef.
6) What has been your most memorable story related to Ham-radio so far?
Meeting my Ham radio friends in person. Every meeting is memorable and I can't tell which was more memorable.
7) Do you think CW had it's best time since you don't need it anymore to get a license?
CW is an art. You have to understand it to enjoy.
8) How would you explain our hobby to someone not familiar with Ham-radio?
Sick fellows. Beware to be infected. But if you are it will be a lifelong illness.
9) Do you have other hobby's besides Ham-radio?
Mountaineering, Photo and Video, travel.
10) Any final words to the people reading the interviews?
I advice to spent less time on Internet and more time on the bands.