My name is Joshua. On the web I use my call sign DC7IA as my username.
On my blog, I write occasional notes about things I find interesting. My posts are not long, they are more like short mentions of things.
I am member in the German Amateur Radio Club ( DARC e.V. ) since 2013, and I got my american amateur radio licence on a fieldday in the same year. The federal network agency then recognized my licencec as equivalent to the German class A amateur radio licence and gave me my call sign DC7IA.
Then, a few months later, I got the training call sign DN4IA. In Germany we need it to allow unlicencend folk to operate under the supervision of a licensed operator. The operator needs to apply for it and it costs 70 Euros, which I think is quite expensive.
In december 2014 I have sent my open book review to the ARRL/VEC and became Volunteer Examiner (VE) for the US-american amateur license. Since then I have been working as a VE at a few examinations.
In the middle of 2015 I also became examiner for the German amateur radio licence at the federal network agency.
In 2017 I’ve been member of the German team at YOTA 2017 in Gilwell Park, England. (read the article)
I speak German, English, Swedish, Norwegian and I understand Dutch and written Danish. I also like learning more languages. Feel free to write to me in any of these languages. I am able to respond in German, English, Swedish and Norwegian.