Personal Info

Hi all,



I live in a small village called Avenhorn. with 3000 inhabitants.
I am located in the province Noord-Holland, and in that province there is a County thats called West-Friesland.
In that county there is a Town called Koggenland, and my village Avenhorn is located in that town.

Province Emblem of Noord-Holland
County Emblem of West-Friesland
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Town Emblem of Koggenland Village Emblem of Avenhorn


When I was at 7 years of age I got struck by the miracles of Wireless communications.

A neighbour in our former street was a real dedicated 3M Radio Pirate.
He learned me lots about electronics, and learned me how to build Oscillators, Exciters and all what comes with it.
Some years later begin 90’s I started as a 11m Pirate.
In that time I have worked lots and lots of DX.

Callsigns I used are: 19BP01, 19SW17,19TSD001,19ET108


But then I got to know more about Contesting and Amateur Radio Satellites.

Standing on the World Fashion Centre next to the 2m and 70cm repeater of Amsterdam PI3ASD and PI2ASD
Me active during a recent 2013 PACC Contest as PE1GRJ
Me active during a recent 2015 PACC Contest PA6NH

This was the motivation for me to get my license.
In 2005 I got my license and got the callsign PD5DJ and still in use today.

I am even registered as a dutch SWL with the number: NL13677 R-46


I have got a broad intrest in Ham radio.
I like to do homebrew a lot, mostly microcontroller related hardware for Ham Radio.
Love working on HF, VHF, UHF, Satellites and working in all sorts of Digital modes.
I am also very intrested in the Low bands, < 500khz
Sometimes in the midnights I like to browse the spectrum and try to receive other active Hams on the 2200m and 630m bands, and give them an SWL report.

I am also very active in Contesting, I like to join many contests only if it is to keep the clubscore up.
You can work me during the: PACC, EU HF Championships, All Asian, UBA, IARU World HF Championship, CQ WW DX, Sprintcontests and many more.

At the end of 2009 I lost intrest in Ham radio, and became very active in Modelcraft Helicopters and Airplanes.

Also sold most of my Ham Radio equipment. (with regret)
During that period we also moved to my current QTH, (with regret)

But then in 2013 I got intrested in Ham Radio again, unfortunally I now do not have the ideal location, but I can manage very well.

73’s Bjorn de PD5DJ