Jiri Klimes , OK2NAJ

They taught CW in the army in 3 months in 1970. I was fascinated by the fact that in the same year I joined the OK1KVK radio club and under the supervision of Tonda OK1GZ (SK), I further improved.

From 1972 to 2003 I was not active in the ham community, I maintained my knowledge of CW by listening on ham bands.

In 2003, I changed employers and moved back to my hometown. That year I passed the exams and got the OK2NAJ call. JAN OK1NR (SK) and JARDA OK2NO helped me a lot with further development and persuaded me to CW racing on the bands.

My other hobby is fishing, both freshwater and marine. I go fishing to LA every year, and since 2011 I have been carrying radio equipment on that occasion. This year, for well-known reasons, it did not work out. IOTA was activated twice, namely Soroya Island EU-044 in 2014 and Svinvika Island EU-036 in 2018. Another HAM activity is the SOTA program.

Throughout my life, I have worked in the freshwater fishing industry as a fish mister. I live in the north of Moravia (county HOL) in the town of Šternberk in a family house on a small plot. My XYL Jarmila has a great understanding of my hobbies and so activates SOTA tops with me.