Since i was a small child i was interested in all matters about radio and astronomy. First i tried to repair old tube radios for my neighbours and later on around 1971 i came already in contact with the a licenced! CB-Radio Station on our Camping Site. It was really fascinating for me how this guy managed to talk with so many other stations in the southern part of Europe. One day he gave me 2 portable Radios and i was trying them the whole day with a friend of mine!
After the summer holidays i was a regularly visitor in our local library and was reading all books they had about Receivers,Transmitters and other theoretical stuff!