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robert 2014bMy name is Robert Elsinga, born in 1967, licensed Harec/CEPT Full in september 2012. This was long overdue, since I already had an interrest in HAM radio when I was 20 or so. But then I was a student without much money, was drafted and served in the dutch army (as a computer programmer in a civilian part of the army, luckily), got a girlfriend (which now is my ex-wife) and a job, got married, wanted to save money to buy a house, got some kids... Sounds familiar, huh? But now at last I got my license and a HAM radio station. =8-)

My main interests are all things about communications (HAM radio, scanner listening, creating video films and VOIP/POTS telephony to name a few), GPS, Scouting (as in boy scouts), reading, Internet/computers and building websites. I am single/divorced and have two kids, Femke and Sander. You can read more about the family and my other hobbies on the family website: www.elsinga.net.

FrieslandI live in a town called Heerenveen, in the province of Friesland, which is in the north of the Netherlands (see picture on the right, or check the hilarious official promo video below!). Heerenveen is located about 94 kilometers or 60 miles north-east of Amsterdam (the capital of the Netherlands) and known for the Thialf speedskating arena.

Besides being a HAM I am also a counselor at Scouting Polaris in Heerenveen, chairman of the Fries Regionaal EHV Team scouting first aid group and part of the national Scouting Nederland organisation in various positions (among other IST at international Scouting events like the World Jamboree). So it is no surprise that the JOTA is also a part of this site. ;)

If you want to know more, you will have to catch me on air sometimes, feel free to ask anything you like. I may even answer the questions. =8-)





Another nice promovideo, for our neighbouring municipality Zuidwest-Fryslân: