KD2UAF - Metin

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Like many ham operators, my radio adventure started in the 80's with a CB. It was such a surprise when my father brought a small Midland 102M home. I was overwhelmed by a small radio carrying our conversations for miles and miles.

Until CB became overcrowded and lost the initial taste, I spent a couple of years with that radio.

As time passed, my interest in electronics and computers increased with technology. The moment I heard about ham radio from a ham operator, I wanted to put my hands on the mike and dial frequency knob. I waited too long to be a ham operator. The most important reason for this was that the morse code was mandatory at that time. Learning Morse code was something impossible (and still working on that skill).

When I was trapped indoors because of covid19, looking for something to spend time, my old hobby came to my mind.

At the end of a long trip, I finally got my ticket on 2020. My first official UHF contact KD2TSC has introduced me to WEARC.

I am more of a DIY type of ham operator. I think the best way to learn about the hobby is building, testing and experimenting. Thus, I like to build different types of antennas, qrp transceivers both kits and ground up from schematics. I love to design and print 3D parts such as radio accessories, battery boxes and antenna parts.

I look forward to learning more about the hobby and improving my abilities. There is so much to learn...

73 DE KD2UAF