How It All Started:
As a young boy, I watched and listened to old Radio
receivers, spatially to the "Short and Long wave", they
called it that time. Fascinated by the mysterious sounds in
AM on these bands and the long distance stations I could
here in my town – Voice of America, Radio Moscow, and so on.
After finalizing the high school as an electronic engineer
1970, it was late 1976 that I finally took an interest in
Ham Radio and decided to study for my full license,
At that time I was working for a Belgium company called
Barco (Belgium American Radio Corporation) how made the
famous multi norm color TV sets. Stimulate by a few famous
Radio amateurs as ON5LT, I started studying CW and … On Mai
14, 1978 I earned the license to my current call sign
From that time on I was involved in the construction of my
own equipment, 2m transceiver(s) – transverters to HF and
all type of wire antennas has to be proven, more than making
During several visits to the yearly Ham exhibitions in
Germany – Friederichshaven, I became focussed on “the
Magnetic Loop Antenna”.
After a few years of study I constructed my own loops for de
lower and higher HF bands by end of 1990.
A long period of professional activities all over the world,
slowdown a bit the Ham spirit till March 2010 !
From that time on, retired and a lot of time to spend, it
goes up again with the Ham activities, but only on the HF
bands in CW or one of the digi modes.
Today I am using a Kenwood TS590S
connected to “End Fed Wire Antennas”, one of 42m long and one