The photograph above shows from left to right: My brother Mike, GU4EON, my father Bill GU3NDX, (now SK) my mother Leonie (also now SK) and myself Dick GU4CHY
The photograph below shows GU4CHY in 1973 (actually GC4CHY then). I still have the Heathkit HW101 but I don't have the hair!
I was first licensed as GC8DCO at age 16. Became GC4CHY (then GU4CHY) in 1973. Active between 1973 and 1987 when I went QRT due to change of QTH, and developing my wine importing business.
Became QRV again late 2002 with FT817 and Yaesu FT1000MP Mk V and Acom 1000 linear. Also have the Kenwood TS590S, which is proving an excellent CW rig and is used with an Expert 1K-FA amplifier. Have just bought an Elecraft K3 which I am still learning to drive!
My main love is CW and I am a member of FOC - number 1855. I was 1388 until I went QRT in 1987.
Enjoy playing with CW paddles and I am trying to build a small collection. Should you have a twin paddle that you wish to sell, please drop me an e-mail.
My collection consists of Brown Bros BTL-A, N2DAN Mercury (original), M0AGA HCD Chevron, Schurr Profi-2, Begali Magnetic Classic, March R3A,Vibroplex ZN Special, Samson ETM 5C, G3KHZ, Hi Mound MK 706, Vidi by ZS1EL, and a N3ZN single paddle. All of them are used on the air from time to time though my standby paddles are the Chevron, March R3A and the N2DAN.
Using a SteppIr SmallIR with loading coils for 40 and 30, which works very well (3 ele Trident yagi on 6). Planning restrictions stop me erecting a tower, but I have an elevated QTH very close to the sea. Use 99% CW and enjoy 10,15 and 20 most of all. Recently discovered the joys of 6m. I am member of UK Six Metre Group
My QSL manager is NOT N6RA, I do not have a manager. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A BACKLOG OF BUREAU QSLS I MUCH PREFER DIRECT QSLS WHICH I TRY TO TURN AROUND WITHIN 48 HOURS. I am several years behind with my bureau QSLS.
Please note too that we cannot use UK stamps in GU, nor is it possible to redeem IRCs any more- please send "green stamps" for return QSLs.
During April 2004 I was a CW operator with the 7Q7MM DXpedition - see http://malawi.g4axx.com/I am also member of GU8D IOTA contest group and was an op at G5W in 2006 CQWW CW and at GJ2A in 2007 CQWW CW.
I am a member too of the Castel Contest Club (myself, GU4EON and GU4YOX!) and enter NFD most years under GU4YOX/P
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