Firstly I don't collect QSL cards but will reply to any received.
On the air since 1973, I have been active on the HF bands regularly with my main interest being LF band Dxing.
CW is my favourite mode although I have been qrv on Data modes for a number of years.
I had the privilege of making the First UK to Australia (VK6HD) PSK31 contact on 160m back in 2003
A keen interest in antenna construction and testing . Although due to health problems I can
no longer do the amount I used to do. Was forced to retire so more time for radio now.
I have been a keen contester over the years with awards gained in some of the World Wide Contests.
Recently I have been an operator with the GR2HQ IARU contest team..
Also a member of FOC #1984.
Present set up is an Elecraft K3 tranceiver with a 400w linear amplifier available when needed.
Antennas are a home made CobWeb (nest of dipoles) for 14/18/21/24/28mhz up about 13mtrs.
A Delta Loop for 40m and occasionally a dipole for 80m, also a top loaded vertical for 160m.
20ft Circumference coax rx loop and an active loop (LZ1AQ) for 160/80m
A Funcube+SDR receiver on the IF of my K3 gives me a great panadaptor facility.
Logger32 and DXLabs are my logging software for ham radio use (Highly recommended Freeware)
N1MMLogger+ is my usual contesting software with occasional use of Win-Test.
The photo is myself with our rescued female greyhound (Cassie).
She only ran 10 times but was not interested in racing so they retired her early.
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