Terry EA5IHM ( DL2OBT,G8OBT ).
Worked for British Forces Broadcasting Service, worked around the world, for many years. My job as cameraman, video editor took me to too Afghanistan, Iraq. Saudi Arabia, Oman, Russia, Siberia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Lione ,Canada, etc.
First amateur license issued 1978, always messing about with ex army radio kit ( 38 and 19 sets to name but a few.
Built my first Heathkit DX 40 Transmitter many moons ago, and I am still using a soldering iron.
Enjoy using the FT8 mode these days, have various FT-Yaesu and Kenwood kit in the radio shack.