I became a licensed ham in 1994, when I was 15, but hadn’t really been into the hobby because I was financially dependent on my parents, who didn’t understand nor support me being a ham.
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the summer of 2015, so I decided to do whatever I want to achieve in my life sooner, while I still physically can. Therefore I “resumed” to be a ham by getting a Class 2 license in the beginning of 2018. My physician says that I should exercise as much as I can, and she recommended hiking, so here I am.
I did two activations on local summits of BV-NT036 and BV-NT040, I really enjoy what I saw during the journey and QSOs up there, I think I will do more activations and maybe some chasing at home. I also got a FCC license, which enables me to operate in most of the countries in the world. I plan to activate on JA/HS-160 and JA5/KC-18 in early April of 2019.
Thank you SOTA, for organizing such a good system.
BX2AFU / W1LLI / JJ1PDQ
My Man-pack based on FT-857D, RHM-7350 antenna and tuned counterpoise: