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Hi, I am a member of,  CTC#1200, MEGS#104, SKCC#9270, ECWARC#219, CWops#1149, Pro -CW # 95, Flying Pigs QRP Club FP#3136, NAQCC#6609, GTC#290, My WAB#SE 04, 3 Book Nos, 20208,20268,20310, QRA # IO93AV, Also a member of our local radio group the Craven Radio Amateur Group (CRAG). I am also a regular participant in the SideSwiper Nets  http://www.sideswipernet.org/. Past calls   OX/G4CPA,    OY/G4CPA,     and GM4CPA (Orkney).      Hobbies playing guitar. Fly tying/ Tenkara fishing, 2 Border Collies, ABBY & FARNE (with green eyes!!) RIG, IC-7000, ANT G5IJ for HF, + 3 bnd vert for VHF. .I now build Sideswiper keys from the junk box,here are a few examples: its great fun trying them out. CW is a fundamental part of amateur radio.



Here is a Youtube video of me playing some blues in the key of E.



Old fashioned design, known as a strap key.

This was my first sideswiper key that i made from junk ,also known as a Cootie key,since this i have made many different types of keys.

This is my latest creation,ingriedients,brass contacts from mains plugs,a broken harmonica,ends off a roller blind,,double sided pcb,springs from old ballpoint pens, elbow grease ! it has a nice smooth action,a joy to use ! the paddles are guitar picks of course ! contacts from old relay!.

This is my Twanger sideswiper made by Tom Withers G3HGE.

A selection of homebrew Cootie's.


73 de Geoff G4CPA.& May the morse be with you !



























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A65EE 2015-10-29 10m SSB LL75rf United Arab Emirates Adil Usman
A61ZA 2015-10-29 10m SSB LL75rh United Arab Emirates Mohammed Al Ali
RV3YR 2015-10-29 10m SSB KO73di Russia Victor N. Borodin
A61HA 2015-10-29 10m SSB LL74fg United Arab Emirates HASSAN AHMED ABDULLAH
F8VOL 2015-10-24 30m CW IN95mx France VASSILIOS FAFOUTAKIS
K3S 2015-10-24 15m CW United States Baltimore Port Fest LAUREL Amateur Radio Club Inc.
K2TQC 2015-10-20 20m CW FN13xa United States William J Gibbons
TM77R 2015-10-11 40m CW France Associations days Seine et Marne 2015
E74X 2015-09-28 20m CW JN84ix Bosnia and Herzegovi Veljko Djukic
GB2DMR 2015-09-27 40m SSB IO74eo Northern Ireland Bangor and District Amateur Radio Society
RX3ASJ 2015-09-27 17m CW Russia Portnov Victor K.
II5IHLP 2015-09-13 20m CW JN54ab Italy Italian Navy Ship Nave Platano M.H.C. - Cacciamine
UA1ATD 2015-08-20 20m CW KO59dw Russia Sergey R. Kosinsky
G4ZXN 2015-08-16 80m CW IO92gj England MARTIN WARD
LY1CR 2015-08-15 6m CW KO15cl Lithuania Stasys Simasius

Book Totals: 2376 qso's   639 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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Granted: 2015-04-29 20:00:03   (G4CPA)

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World Continents Award#8637
Granted: 2015-04-29 20:00:03   (G4CPA)

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