Firstly I don't collect bureau QSL cards but will reply to any direct cards.
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 early 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 and a member of the 2015 G6MC/P
RSGB National Field Day winning 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 parallel dipole for 40 and 80mtrs. Also occasionaly a top loaded 60ft vertical for 160m.
20ft Circumference coax rx loop and an active loop (LZ1AQ) for 160/80m
A Funcube+ SDR Dongle on the IF out from my K3 tranceiver using NAP3 software 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 DXLog.net.
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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