The photograph shows from left to right: My brother Mike, GU4EON, my father Bill GU3NDX,(now SK) my mother Leonie (not licensed but long suffering!) and myself Dick GU4CHY
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. Active in CQWW CW and hold GU CW record for 10, 15 and 20. FOC number 1855 (ex-1388). Became QRV again late 2002 with FT817 and Yaesu FT1000MP Mk V and Acom 1000 linear. Have recently bought the Kenwood TS590s, which is proving an excellent CW rig, plus a Yaesu FT897, primarily for 6m and portable use.
Enjoy playing with CW paddles and current favourites (in order of preference) are the Chevron by M0AGA (if you're thinking of a new paddle don't hesitate but I'm not selling mine!), the Begali Magnetic Classic by I2RTF and the Brown Bros BTL-A which I've owned for more than 30 years.
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.
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