To all the poor souls that I may have called on CW . My apologies for my poor CW but I am trying!!! Tnx for your patience
4th October 2012
Friday 26th October 2012 - I was issued with the special contest call sign M4D
May 24th 2012, I have now worked 110 DXCC on 10m using the antenna below, still only 5m above ground!
August 2012, G4ATA shack
Very pleased with my result in 2010 CQ WW WPX - Single OP, Single Band, Assisted, 80m. #1 G station, #2 EU, #2 World
July 2010 - Moved QTH to Grantham, R.I.P. my 80m 4-square , hello "postage stamp" garden . Oh well, life is full of challenges!
2010 ARRL International DX Contest (Phone) - Single Op, Single Band 80m . #1 G station, #5 EU, #10 non W/VE I just wish I'd worked more than 8 hrs of the contest!
8th - 13th October 2009, operational as JW/G4ATA. All QSL's for my JW QSO's have been sent to the bureau today (26th Feb 2010). For a quicker JWQSL card please send direct for prompt response (2 x green stamps or 1 x IRC).
Date of birth: 15/02/1957 Divorced, two children. Previous callsign: G1UDF. I also have G8DYT - this call will usually be used in contests.
I first started as a SWL in the early 1970's and was first licensed as G1UDF in 1986. My father was also a radio ham and when he passed away in 1989 I decided that it would be nice to take my CW test and get a full class A licence and have his call re-issued to me, so G4ATA was my father's callsign. G8DYT was my father's first class B callsign issued to him in 1970 and I had this callsign re-issued to me for use in contests. My son Martin is also licenced - his call is 2E1FVS. Martin can sometimes be heard operating my station when he wants to work QRO! This also leads to some confusion as sometimes people have me in their log as Martin!!
Station now consists of a Yaesu FT-2000 (& Heil Pro Set Plus), Tokyo Hy-Power HC-2000 atu, Dentron MLA-2500B. Antennas - 4-ele LFA yagi for 10m & a homebrew Moxon for 15m @ 11m. I have only been using the FT-2000 since July 24th 2012. Previous rig was a Yaesu FT-1000MP.
Interests: 10m DX, contests (CQ WW, CQ WW WPX & ARRL DX) and looking for W.A.S.
I also have a web site dedicated to the 4-Square - please check it out and send me details of your 4-Square for inclusion on the site. http://www.4-square.co.uk
WAB SK93 WAB book no.15633
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