Callsign G8ZRE Dave QRA IO83NE the City of Chester UK interests 2/6 metres.TR751E 8 XY Yagi 80watts max.FT690R 100w via BNOS amp 4 Element.Aerials 10m agl QTH 30m asl.Yaesu FT897 100watts,Hustler 4-BTV mounted on stake in garden,first HF QSO on 28/2/04. Enjoy contests from GW Halkyn mountain IO83JF 281m asl & Cyrn-y Brian Llangollen 561m asl IO83JA.The RSGB series of Backpacker contests being my favourite,Winner of the Backpacker Trophy 1997/1999.QRP operation 10/3 watts.Winner UKSMG QRP Summer contest2001/2002.Runner up Pratical Wireless 144 QRP 2002. During the 1994 Practical Wireless contest I was the first GW station to work Algeria 7X2CS JM16SP on 144Mhz HB9CV aerial & 2.5 watts power.Which proves you do not need high power and DX clusters to be a first!The low power contests have quite a following between G7LQD Mike,G0PZO Charlie,M0AFC Tim and GI7JYK Peter.Enjoy operation when on holiday in Spain/USA/Canada.
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