7475 HWY.16 West, Yellowhead
DJ3FY 1961 Stuttgart VE7HFY Smithers, B.C.
to my ham-radio-web-page...
In 1961, I
passed the ham-radio licensing examination in Stuttgart, Germany and became
In 1961, I passed the ham-radio licensing examination in Stuttgart, Germany and became DJ3FY.
For more than 40 years I was df3fy, but when
we emmigrated to Canada in 1995
For more than 40 years I was df3fy, but when we emmigrated to Canada in 1995
I became VE7HFY
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