Antenna’s are up!

Last fridaynight after a good Italian meal and a few glasses of nice wine it happend: I’ve temporarely overwon my fear of heights and climbed on our roof to put up the antenna!
First I’ve mounted my Diamond V2000A for 6m, 2m and 70 cm.
After a few local QSO’s I heard there were extremely good conditions on HF. Hmmm, still no antenna for HF….

One more glass of wine and there I went up again to put up my open dipole in an inverted L-shape. A few hours later I was on the air on 20m, 40m etc.
Still need to do a lot of work to the shack, but with the antenna’s up I think we can say: PA1JIM is on the air again!

Hope to hear you on the bands soon!

New callsign

Agentschap TelecomToday when I arrived at home, there it was: the letter with the confirmation of my F-license. I immediately logon the site of Agentschap Telecom (the Dutch Authority who hands out the licenses) and requested my new callsign: PA1JIM !

From now on this website will be also available under the domain: http://www.pa8e.nl

Passed!

examsLadies and gentlemen, we’ve got him! I’ve passed for my F-license exam!! Still need to wait for the official answers. Thirteen wrong answers when I was allowed to make 15 wrong. So I think I’m in the save zone. Whow, very big big big relief!
Now I have to choose my callsign. I think it’s gonna be PA1JIM.