Blue Flower

Some words about myself:

 

My Name is Sven, born in May 1980 in the City of Waiblingen east of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, South Germany. So i am a native "Schwäbisch" speaker ;-)

My way to Amateur Radio was typical for the 90's. There were no cellphones and i wanted to talk to my best friend Jürgen (now licenced as DL5BB). After i moved into a deep & dark valley we lived a few km's away from each other and so we bought some cheap "dnt Formel 1" 40 Channel FM CB Radios. During the next years we had only a handfull of contacts because my QTH was the worst place you could imagine for getting HF contacts on 11m and so i didn't get out with my small 4 Watts (also a 200W PA didn't help). But the beginning was done. I found new friends on CB Radio and was fascinated from this technique.

I changed transceivers and antennas a few times, loved to get transceivers with the frequency shown in the display, put a A99 vertical in a tree in the garden (with 50m RG213 - i think only 1-2 Watts EIRP in real) and made my first "DX" contacts when the band was open (during 1995 and 1999). I never understood what was going on there, i thought it was the fog outside or good weather...

I got in contact with Ham Radio a few times, visiting a near shack... but i noticed i had to learn CW for getting a shortwave licence (and this was the only way - VHF/UHF was never so interesting to me). Oh my god... da di da... never... (still the same, but later i noticed that it's not needed anymore).

In 1997 i started a job training at the Sony Wega Company in Fellbach near Stuttgart as a Communication Electronic with functional direction in Radio Technology. I learned a lot about electronic, but nothing about what i thought radio technology is. Anyhow i passed the 3.5 years training and had a very nice job in the Refurbishing Department there.

In 2001 i met my YL Katja, and in 2004 i changed the employer, gone to a company which offers high class analytical measuring instruments. Now i worked as a service technician there. Kati and i got married in 2006 in her beautiful hometown Erfurt. In 2007 we decided to make a new start because of some reasons, and we left Stuttgart, where we lived. I changed the work, but not the company, and i am now working as a Field Service Technician at our customer's sites. For this, we moved near the City Würzburg in Franconia (northern Bavaria). In 2009 we moved again, bought our house here in Obereisenheim (with enough space for antenna's). Since 2016 i am specialized in our Titration and Spectroscopy instruments and working only around Frankfurt (120-160km from here, each day). My main customers are in the Pharma branche (Fresenius, Evonik, Merck), sometimes in GmP controlled areas.

In 2009 Jürgen asked me if i want to have some old CB Radios... i thought it's too bad to throw them away... and then the HF virus infected me again. I met another old friend of mine, Tom, on the air again and he pushed me to think about making the licence. So i decided to learn for it (at first the entry E licence).

I passed the licence test to Class E in October 2009 in Nürnberg and got the Callsign DO1TKS. After that i was sure to learn again, making the "big" licence Class A. And so, nearly one year later, i was in Nürnberg again and passed the Class A test with 52/52 questions correctly (103%). A point of duty with my work's education.

Since October 2010 i hold the Callsign DL3SG and try to be QRV as much as i can. As an avid DX'er i try to collect all possible DXCCs at least on one band. Therefore i sometimes sit in the Shack for hours, in the nights, in the early mornings or during the day and try to break the Pileup's of rare DXpeditions.

From my QTH, the village Obereisenheim (Grid Square JN59CV) unfortunatelly the pacific area is hard to get because of a hill behind the house. So only long path is a good way to get the "All time new one's" from there in the log. So i mostly miss Oceania DXCCs or remote islands, and some countrys with political problems.

At least i want to say that i have two beautiful children - my son Tobias was born in February 2008, and my daughter Sarah Liv was born in January 2012. Sometimes you could hear them in the background - maybe they want to step into my hobby in the future. Since July 2015 i'm holding the education call DN3CQ and contest call DM6M.