Hanz Van de Pol , YL3JD

CWops# 2227, from Ikskile , Ikskile , Latvia.---->View on Google maps

Born 1962 In The Netherlands Always been fascinated by radio and I got my first license at 18 years old.

After about 5 years I was getting really busy with my job. I started as a contact lens laboratory technician,making and designing contact lenses. Pretty soon I start making software programs for driving the contact lens machines.

After that I changed jobs and became a full time programmer, mostly software development for the telecom industry, around the world. A lot of travelling.

I have been a software developer until my 42nd and I decided to stop with my job in the IT and make a 180-degree turn in my professional live. I studied physiotherapy and started my own practise. At that time I also started again with my radio hobby and picked up CW.

I followed Level 1, 2 and 3 at CWOps with a lot of pleasure, very professional and nice advisors. The evenings were always some thing to look out to. I enjoyed it very much and I’m going to miss it.

Since January this year my wife and I moved to Latvia were I started a new physiotherapy practise.

In my spare time I still develop soft- and hardware, mostly related to the radio hobby.

This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.

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