Started SWLing as a schoolboy in 1949 back in Belfast, Ireland. Studied for the ham radio tests and passed in 1952 and got my callsign GI3IVJ in Jan 1953. My dad got his GI3JIM call about the same time and we set up a joint station. Passed my professional exams and entered high school physics teaching in 1955. We moved QTH several times and ended up on a rural hill top in Co. Down with an 80' tower and a 5 band Quad. Working DX became easy and we both made it to DXCC HR in due course(364c). With early retirement I moved down south to Madeira, found a nice wife,Margaret, and started DXing all over again from day one using CT3FT and CS3T in contests. I use CW in the mornings on LF 1.8, 3.5, 7 & 10.1 MHz around dawn and SSB later in the day on HF. QSL via CT buro or direct with SAE and return postage. Hope QSO you from time to time. 73 Cedric.
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