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I would ask everyone to upload their logbook to eQSL and LOTW. There are thousands of hams that do upload for the benefit of others. Thank you! 

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I Upload to LOTW as a courtesy for those people who use LOTW, however I do collect EQSL awards so I would very much appreciate your eQSL confirmation.

Even if you don't upload to eQSL it is very easy to confirm a QSO manually. 

I also use the bureau and am always pleased to reply direct if you could please enclose enough money to pay the return postage. IRC are not any good.  Being a pensioner I really can't afford to pay the postage any more. Normally 2 US dollars will do. I don't need more as I print my own QSL cards and I'll supply the return envelope, you don't want to pay extra postage sending me an envelope,  Very many thanks, Roley


I started off in ham radio in 1956. I then lived on a farm and we had no electricity so my first radio was the family radio with shortwave on. It was a battery operated Cossor. I used to listen to the AM nets on 80 metres. Once a week the radio battery went to the local car garage to get recharged! I still remember the first station I heard and that was G3CED (now SK).  I found a ham magazine in a local book shop which had his address in and my first QSL card was received. What an exciting time that was! When I left school I joined the Royal Air Force and was trained as a wireless mechanic. Got my license and started my overseas postings with a year in the Maldive Islands! A years Dxpedition and it was all for free and I got paid too! I left the RAF in 1968 and became a radio communications research engineer. After a few years I started globe trotting again when I moved into management. I spent most of the next 10 years or so in South East Asia, however I was so busy with work that I never had the time for ham radio until I moved to Australia and operated as VK2GAL from near Sydney.

I find today, over 50 years later, ham radio is just as exciting as it was all those years ago when I tuned in to my first radio ham.

First licensed in 1962 at the age of 17.

I have also operated as EI2VCE, F/G3VIR, GC3VIR, GI3VIR, GM3VIR, GO3VIR, GQ3VIR, GR3VIR,GV3VIR (July 2013), GW3VIR, HB9/G3VIR, HL2/G3VIR, MP4BFV (65-66), VK2GAL (89-91), ZC4RB (67-68) and VS9MBop (62-63).

My wife, Soon-Young is M3VIR, she doesn't operate but she does give me great support in my hobby!

My son, James is G4CDH, my brother Bill is G8ESW and my nephew Neil is G1PWQ, however none of them are active at the moment.

I am interested in all modes but currently I am using CW, PSK, RTTY, JT6, JT9, JT65 and WSPR.

My equipment is a Yaesu FTdx-1200 with LDG AT-600 Pro II and my antennas are a home made G3VIR Trap Inverted L with a selection of wire radials buried under the lawn . For 6 metresI have recently replaced my dipole with a 5 element yagi and a home brew ATU.

I am a member of the following

Radio Society of Great Britain - RSGB

American Radio Relay League - ARRL

Dover Amateur Radio Club - DARC

Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society - RAFARS No. 112

Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society - RSARS No. 224


The beginning!

The early days. This photo was taken around 1956/7 and shows my BC-348Q with RF-25 converter, home brew PSU and a few other things. By this time I had joined the International Short Wave league and managed to collect quite a number of QSL cards. It would be a few more years before I got my licence.

This is my wife Soon-Young M3VIR and our daughter Rose So-Won. This photo was taken on the Han River in Seoul, South Korea 2010

My greatest claim to fame! World Champion CQ WW DX CW Contest 1967. Single operater and hand written log etc. Could never do it in today's world. My equipment was a KW2000 running 10 watts to a half wave dipole at 80 feet. This was fed with open wire feeder. My only local contact was with ZC4GM. Gordon Moore who is sadly now a SK. Gordon, I dedicate this win to you. You gave me so much help and encouragement when I was living in Cyprus.

Thank you for viewing my web page and may your god bless you all.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - G3VIR
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A41OO 2014-07-16 40m JT65A LL93if Oman KHALID .
DP0GVN 2014-03-08 10m JT65A IB59uh Antarctica Neumayer Station
KL7J 2014-02-25 40m JT65A BP40jm Alaska LES N BUCHHOLZ
OE3BUB 2014-01-28 40m JT65 JN88fg Austria Bernhard Buchta
IK2MXM 2014-01-27 80m JT9 JN45ks Italy GIGI SAPO
IC8XIL 2014-01-27 80m JT65 JN60xr Italy LUIGI PAOLO IAPINO
DL3HBT 2014-01-22 80m JT65 JO53hu Germany Horst Tiedemann
DL1CR 2014-01-16 80m JT65 JO42vj Germany Christoph Muenzer
IC8SQS 2014-01-13 160m JT65 JN60 Italy SALVATORE SASSO
DO1TNP 2014-01-13 80m JT65 JO52ci Germany Thorsten Nagel
A61BK 2014-01-11 10M JT65 LL75qg United Arab Emirates Khalid Khamis
F4EAN 2014-01-09 80m JT65 JN23np France Cigala Christian

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