The Operator

In 1977,I started on the age of 12 with a very small president radio (AM). After about 1 year I moved into SSB on 11 meters with a yagi on the roof of my parents home. Till 1985, I used to be active on SSB and talked to many stations around the world. Then I resigned from the ether due to other priorities. After living many years abroad, I returned to The Netherlands a few years ago. In September 2018 I decided that it was time to get back on the air again and signed up to the exam and passed 2 months later.

License type : F(ull) License
Married and father of 5 and working as a IT Manager.

Thanks for the visit and 73’s, PA4R – Ronald

The Equipment


BaseStation HF:

ICOM 7610 Transciever

80-10m : HyEndFed 8 Band


QO-100 / Es‘hail-2

80cm Disk with Duoband-Feed Potty

Kuhne Oscar Phase 4 Up-Converter 2424 B

Kuhne QO-100 Down-Converter LNC 10

10MHz Reference GPSDO DX-Patrol



HF 10m to 160m bands

UHF/VHF 23cm to 2m bands

QO-100 – 3/13cm band

The Location

51.770000 (51° 46′ 12” N) : Latitude

5.123333 (5° 7′ 23” E) : Longitude

JO21ns : Grid Square

27 : ITU Zone

14 : CQ Zone

Road to HAM

1965 : Born

1977 : First time on the air as a 12 year young man in AM

1978 : First time on SSB (brought SSB CB back from US on vacation trip)

1985 : Resigned from the air

07 Nov 2018 : Passed N-Exam

23 Dec 2018 : Start learning for F

09 Jan 2019 : Passed F(ull)-Exam