so my name is Jan and I was born in 1960. I live
in Heemskerk , a small village close to the
Netherlands coastline. Itís about 20 km west of
Amsterdam. I was married in July 1987 to my wife
Marja and we have 2 beautiful daughters Carlien
I first got my ham license in
1982, as PE1FRW and used this call until the end
of 2007. Then I changed it to PB2DX and many
radio friends wondered why I did this. Everyone
knew me as JanFRW. My interest in radio goes
back much further, as a young boy I was
fascinated by everything that contained some
electronics. Radios, amplifiers, intercoms, FM
band transmitters and even CB radio kept me busy
and made me study for my radio license.
When I am QRV I do like to have
some conversation, and want something more than
just exchanging calls and RST. I am not a
contester or call-chaser, I can't see the fun in
spending hours, waiting in pileups just to mark
a prefix or I can stick a marker in a country
on the world map. I get more enjoyment out of a
conversation where some more information is
shared, and sometimes I can chat for more than
an hour with someone in for example Spain.
Thatís fun, and where amateur-radio is meant for
(I think). That doesnít mean I donít like DXing.
Especially the lower bands in CW with QRP is
fascinating when you make long distance QSOís.
When I go on vacation I donít leave my radio at
home. A small antenna, my IC706MkiiG and tuner
always accompany me wherever I go, and so I am
often QRV as DL/ON/LX/PB2DX or F/PB2DX.
Hope to meet you on any band,
feel free to
sign my guestbook
and leave a nice message. cu gd dx best tu vy73
de jan/pb2dx SK ee.