Licensed in 1972 as ZS1FJ. Also other permanent licences G4MFW and ZL1MFW. Honors Roll for a number of years. Awarded ICOM prize in ZS 2004. Beside being an active DXer having worked some 339 countries, I am an active though small-time dxpeditioner. I have operated self funded dxpeditions in the following countries: Kermadec ZL8 as ZL8/G4MFW (1995) Had I then had my later ZL licence I would have been ZL8MFW! Pitcairn as VR6AB (now VP6) (1994) Tonga A35/ZS1FJ, Fiji 3D2/ZS1FJ, Gambier Islands Fo0/ZS1FJ, Jersey GJ4MFW, Liechtenstein HB0/G4MFW, United Nations in Geneva 4U1ITU and New York 4U1UN, St Martin FS/G4MFW, St Pierre & Miquelin FP/G4MFW. A22DX Botswana was operative in 2001. Followed in 2003 by a three man DXpedition (with Deon ZS1ZL and Phil G3SWH) to the various remoter islands of French Polynesia, namely Tubai FO/G4MFW Australs and Mangareva FO/G4MFW(p)as well as Tahiti FO/G4MFW. This dxped ended up on Great Barrier Island AS-201. Also on the IOTA front, I led somedxpeditions to NEW unnumbered African islands namely ZS23I Seal Island (where we almost perished), ZS26BI Bird Island, Elephant Rock ZS31ER. Other Islands in the late 90's included Great Barrier Island as ZL1MFW, Stewart Island ZL1MFW etc Aborted dxpedition to Clipperton in 2000 as result of request by US team which was scheduled for similar date as an act of ham spirit due to their team being much larger than our 6 members. In 2007 operated Lesotho 7P8DX and 7P8/G4MFW at 11000 ft.For almost 10 years I have lived in Singapore as 9V1FJ.In Singapore we have power restrictions and due to limited space my antenna wasa triangular delta loop 100 ft high with base 45' from the ground and the apex 100' The triangle used 280 ft of wire. But the tree was removed and now i am trying out various dipoles.I miss my big previous beams. I am getting on in age (79) but plan a few more dxpeditions. So this year of 2012, I ran a one man dxpedition to theCaribbean, and in 11 days operated frpom PJ7/PJ5/PJ2/PJ4,FJ/FSand VP2Eworking 128 countries on SSB and 100w to a vertical dipole. Then in September 1012, I was a member of the Swains Island nh8s team Ama member of the Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society SARTS. Also member of SARL, CDXC, ARRL. I pay tribute to past silent key pilots KH6FKG and Frank Smith AH0W. and forcurrent pilot ZS1AU and Deon ZS1ZL who maintains a webpage.I am a lover of ham radio and mountaineeringand/rock climbing (I managed El Capitan years ago). For QSL cards you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for ALL dxpeditions.
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