I am Jean-Louis, born in a little village of french Alpes mountains in 1958. Married to Nicole, we have two sons, Francois and Olivier.
SWL in 1974, Radio Amateur since 1987 with the callsign FB1NHJ then FD1NHJ in 1993, finally 6W1/F5NHJ arrived in Senegal in Ouakam City where we spent two years of duty. I was very busy professionally, trading little and mostly CW and RTTY/ Packet. Discovery of digital modes through the BBS using an old Memorizer in Vhf, FT752 GXII on HF bands, MFJ 1278 and a PC 186. thru 6W1AAD-1 and other links…
Back in France at Roquebrune Cap Martin, a town of the French Riviera between Menton on the Italian border and the Principality of Monaco.
My new station equipment : R7 antenna, PK232 mbx, FT900at.
Leaving four years later for another trip to Djibouti in East Africa and traffic « all modes – all bands » with laptop, IC 706MkIIg, my old FT900at using J28NH, J27JUIN & J28CDX calls.
(Lake Assal in the Rift Valley – Iota AF-053 AF-059)
A few years traffic « Côte d’Azur » interrupted by travels, duties, ballads in Europe and around the world .. TO4E, EY8/F5NHJ, FK/ .., VR2 / .., FG / .., 6W/..
Always enjoying an hour or two to do some radio contacts with the country prefix.
(REF, Clipperton DXClub, Mediterraneo DXC and Bordeaux DXGroup member)
Always a RTTY and data modes fanatic. Retired from the French Air Force after 30 years of loyal service as the saying goes, we live since August 2009 in Avezan, a small village of Gascony Province in south west France, where we open a guest house La Marquisette.
To be continued …