Hello, my name is Cees welcome to my homepage. Feel free to browse around. I live in the city of Eindhoven in the Southern part of the Nederlands near the Belgian border. I first had a C-licence in 1982 (call sign PE1HFH) and upgraded to the F-class in 1983, with my present call sign PA3CVI. Radio has been my hobby for many years and every hour spent playing with short wave radio was rewarding to me.
I enjoy listening and transmitting on the HF 10M - 80M amateurs bands, looking specially for DX (distant countries) while my favorite mode of making contact is CW (=Morse Code).
"Working DX" is just one of the many aspects of Amateur (=Ham) Radio in wich you have to make contact wth other stations in distant countries and you normally like to exchange QSL cards with the other stations as proof-of-contact. I have had more than 10.000 contacs (=QSO's) with many countries of wich 275 DXCC countries have been confirmed by QSL cards.