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How I became a amateur radio operator

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I love anything radio. And have done so since early childhood.

I think it is a magical way of communicating. You sit there with a transmitter in the middle of nowhere and talk to people all over the world Or receive messages from weird and wonderful parts of the world. Not to mention very educational and FUN for a geek like me.

But all my life i was under the impression (mostly from my late father) that radio was very hard, and unachievable by 'mere mortals' So all i did with radio was limited to some license-free stuff like PMR. I did try out CB, but failed to make many contacts using it.

In the end of 2017, this all changed.

During a completely unrelated event, I met a ham that happened to give ham radio license courses. So one thing lead to the other, I enrolled for the course and passed my full-license exam a few months later. In the weeks following that I had a lot of fun using the local repeaters and building my own radio to get on HF.

More HF fun is certainly going to follow.