Today I celebrate the 40th anniversary of my first licenced amateur radio contact!
My first QSO was at 07:35z on 22 May 1982 with Ray G3XUH on 80m SSB. My first QSO on CW was at 22:30z on 04 June 1982 with YU2CDD on 40m CW.
The hobby has provided me with limitless friendships, an absorbing hobby and a rewarding career. Building that first crystal set when I was 14 years old in 1967 was one of the most important things I ever did in my life…