My Ham History:


  • In 1958, in Chicago, my dad gave me a Crystal Radio Set (cat whisker and all). Used a broken end of a coke bottle as antenna insulator, just like everyone else started in those days.  Heard a ham on my crystal set and then it began.


  • SWL in Germany since 1959  (call signs: ISWL-10006 and currently DE1DEC)


  • First licensed in Oklahoma, USA in 1962 as WN5ETA


  • First licensed in Germany in 1972 as DA2QC

 

  • First licensed in England in 1975 as G5BMH (still valid)

 

  • Issued DJ0IP (replacing DA2QC) in 1975.

 

  • Received DM5P station license for the Main-Spessert Amateur Radio Club in 2012.


  • Other German call signs previously held:  DL4QF, DJ2T


  • Other US call signs previously held: WB3AYM, WA1UIN, WB4JNI, WA5ETA


  • Andorra call sign previously held:  C31SE  (1979)

 

  • Founder of Spiderbeam-US, the North American distributor of Spiderbeam antennas.  (2008)

 

  • Currently:  Customer Support Manager (world-wide) for Spiderbeam GmbH.

 

  • Currently:  President of the Main Spessart chapter (OV B35) of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club