I'm a licensed radio-amateur since january 1981. Because of expatriation (1990) I stopped the hobby (I even officially suspended my licence in december 1999 because I didn't want to pay the licence-fee for nothing!!). But I activated it again in June 2008 (wow, that's almost 10 years of OFFICIAL suspension!!). Unfortunately, during mentioned period, some pirate asshole (mis)used my PA3BKL callsign, as I received many QSL cards from QSO's that were made by that pirate during my suspension. I NEVER worked in SSB in that period and also not BEFORE that period (I'm a 'CW only' operator), and all these 'pirate' QSO's were made in SSB mode. The pirate also called himself Rob.
Fuck you very much, 'Rob' !!!
To celebrate my come-back as a ham, I got myself this plaque, that now hangs on the wall of my shack.
The plaque is handmade, out of hardwood by Bill Stoltz / K5YRT from Pearl River, Louisiana USA.
Thanks Bill !!!!
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