I am fascinated by anything from DC to daylight and beyond. When I was 18 years old I had passed all the examinations to become a licensed radio amateur station and only needed Morse code at 12 words per minute send and receive to get the rank of ZS1JS. (Morse code is an analogue version of a 1 bit digital communication protocol invented by Samuel Morse in the early 18th century). I started as ZR1JS limited to a small section of the 2m and 70cm band (HF was forbidden then !?) and enjoyed bouncing signals of (big) airplanes traveling between Johannesburg and Cape Town with my stacked arrays. Was a member of the local emergency communication service which saw me having a load of fun with local authorities in emulating disasters as close as we could to real and having to deal with them. Sometimes in the command seat and sometimes in the field as the situation unfolded. Good friends and good fun with a common interest. Who remembers "packrats", well you'll be surprised who was behind that all at the time, also mobile telephony, it intrigued me at the time.
Then the earth moved (figuratively and literally). An amazing women who became my wife shifted the priorities. Now 35 years later I finally have the time to reactivate the hobby. It's like starting all over again. Out of the blue, enrolled for the N license exam in the Netherlands and passed! So the story restarts here.
The need/want to create this QSL card design was started when I received my first QSL card from Gerald OE1GAQ all the way from Vienna in Austria.