About Myself


My name is Bert van der Meer and I was born in 1965 in a town called Kampen in The Netherlands. I'm married to Lara, a hobby supporting wife and I work as an ICT Ops Engineer. I have a daughter Ruwi who was born in 2007.

When I was 7 years old I moved to Lelystad. At the age of 13 I discovered Citizen Band (CB) and was hooked on wireless communications. At age 15, I discovered ham radio. At age 22, I finally had the time and money to persue getting a ham radio licence.

In 1990 I received my license and my first callsign PE1NVF. Since then I work on VHF and UHF using Phone and APRS.
I learned the Morse Code in the winter of 2000/2001with the help of PI7CWA in Amsterdam and passed my 12 wpm exam. Since then I'm PA5BM.

First my QTH was in a town called Lelystad where I joined the V.R.Z.A. Later I lived in Amsterdam and ham activity was almost absent for a couple of years.

Now my QTH is Purmerend, The Netherlands which is about 10 kilometers north of Amsterdam. I'm a member of the Veron Afdeling Waterland but also joined many other ham related organizations.
From 2001 to 2007, I was the secretary for the Veron Afdeling Waterland. I made the original website and also was their first Webmaster for several years.

I did some more activities related to ham radio and you can read about them on this site.

You can always reach me using pa5bm@veron.nl and my snail mail address:

Bert van der Meer
A.J. Luthulistraat 60
1447 XG Purmerend
The Netherlands

You'll also find my info on QRZ.com.      

Enjoying myself outside during fox hunting

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