This web site is about MHz & "CQ", about electronics, about bits & bytes, about horse power and about music.
In short... it's all about my hobbies. So here we go.......
MHz is about communication 'through' the air. Wireless! -> My first picture as a radio operator at age 2.
As a boy (14) I got hooked on walky talkies and CB radio. I build my
first AM transmitter with some transistors.
Later I learned about
electronic tubes and used those as well.
After my military service,
where I learned CW, I got my HAM RADIO license. :-)
Bits & Bytes.
What you see is a 1 GB HD (HDS 3380) used in big IBM & Amdahl
mainframe computers back in the 80's and 90's.
Nowadays (2015) they store 3 TB (3000 times as much) in the size
of that cigarette package. I worked for several years as a systems programmer (IBM-VM).
All the software was saved on these guys. They were huge and heavy!
But long before that, I started with this piece of antique.
The Tandy TRS-80 micro computer. It was not called 'PC' in those
days. After my electronic education and working for Philips, maintaining
electronic production equipment, I made a major 'career change'.
I moved from hardware to software :-). Good choice!
On the TR-80 I learned the Basic programming language and, much more interesting,
the assemble language. It was like electronics, but without a soldering iron.
Horse Power ;-) Cars & Motor bikes.
I bought this Datsun 240Z in a poor condition in 1988.
It took me over a year to strip it, weld it and get it repainted.
A lot of work and time but, as you can see on the picture,
a happy (young) owner. I sold it in 2012! (After 24 years!)
Mont Ventoux, France.
As a young boy I liked motor cross. Later I got my motor driving license and hit the road.
This bike, a BMW K100LT, I bought in 1991 and I still own it. Who needs another bike! What other bike?
Now, 2021, it has 150.000 kms on the clock.
Another enjoyable hobby is making music with friends,
playing the bass guitar in my late 30-ties. Quite late :-(
After 3 months I played in my first rock band. More followed.
Bands form and brake up. I still play and love it.
When music is in your veins you can't get rid of it!
For more details on each subject select the red links in the header.