I am active almost entirely in digi modes. I do a little SSB on 40m focused on EI, G and near EU contacts. I currently operate on most HF bands with a Steppir vertical or a 31m ladder-line-fed doublet. Currently I am also playing with a low dual band delta loop for 20m and 40m which is interestingly low noise in this urban location. Rigs in use are TS440SAT, FT897D and TS870S. A H-422 rotary dipole remains to be erected.
I have no serious interest in DX-ing. I still occasionally operate in AMTOR using a SCS PTC2 on 80m. Also I can use the WINMOR system for email with RMS express software. At present I am mainly operational with Olivia on 20m and 80m but I use other digital modes on HF from time to time. For some years now this has included JT65A and WSPR mode operation. More recently a little JT9 also. From time to time I also try a little operation during RTTY contests but purely to provide some EI activity. After 12 yrs of relative Hell inactivity I would like some more Hell qsos but there appear to be few operators these days.
I upload to LOTW and my log since 1999 is all uploaded to date. I top up LOTW regularly (usually at least weekly). I will add to LOTW before 1999 on a gradual basis. A small batch of cards is due to be sent to the bureau shortly. I should now be clear of any outstanding historic QSL card requests. If you are still missing a card and need one then please email me. Note that the bureau is relatively slow and I may not receive cards by that route for up to 6 months. Also, if there is much demand for cards I will have to get some printed as current stock is low.
Future interests include use of a U3 QRSS/WSPR rig for QRP WSPR mainly on 40m and playing with some Andrews Heliax for a mag loop.
My square info for Worked All Ireland award is O24 (Oscar 24).
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