Life proceeded and I stopped with amateur radio as a hobby for many years by various causes.
However, on Wednesday, November 13, 2012 I was once again active with amateur radio. The reason why I now once again become active depended entirely on my neurological disease that I got two years earlier in 2010, and this had now deteriorated and I became totally sick from my job as a police officer in March 2012.
From this time I also had a specific contest callsign, SB0A, which I'm using during most contests. The contest on CW is a bit of a challenge for me because my callsign SB0A is often mistaken for HB0A - an active radio amateur clubstation in Liechtenstein - so because of that dilema I'm using my personal callsign SM0LPO instead in some CW contests.
My hobby became my savior in my situation, and even today it is a faithful friend in my everyday life. Because of my disease I do have seriuos problems running morse code with my key from time to time. My fine motor skills in my hands and fingers works very poorly.
I now tried once again to build up an amateur radio station. In the end I was very happy with the result (see picture to the right) and I felt that I really could enjoy the amateur radio again ...
I was now entering the world of digital modes and my power dropped from low to QRP as often I could.
The life for me was quite good at that time and I really did not had to have my desease in the center all the time. It felt good ...
In Sweden we have a saying "but tell the happiness that lasts forever ..."