My LAST 50 QSO's
Thanks for dropping in on my QRZ entry. If I have just worked you, many thanks for the QSO, doubly so if I was using 3 watts!
Often operating QRP with 3 watts PEP (measured on an Alpha 4510 wattmeter) on HF in 2013. currently 124 dxcc entities this year with 3w (inc. ZL, VK, VK9C, VR, 9U, 5R, XT, TN, 5X, FH, OA, VP8, CY0, W6/7, Z8 ) I do not give my callsign as /QRP so please do not log me as such, /QRP is not a valid appendage to any callsign
I am an LoTW user - I upload at the end of the day
This is a flag counter free zone. Anyone who disrupts the rhythm and flow of a pile-up to ask for the dx to visit his qrz page for a childish flag is effectively a qrm'er..
Notice, just in case my qrz details are used by the unscrupulous: I do not use @gmail, @hotmail @yahoo.com e-mail addresses. I never conduct amateur radio equipment transactions with those outside of the U.K. I haven't a clue about western union money transfers, other than to avoid it like the plague.
I enjoy chasing new dxcc on the bands, I'm not particularly ruthless in my approach compared to some, so I probably miss out on a few as a result. Started dx chasing in January 2009, I reached 200 dxcc on 7-08-10 (now 296 current, 298 total) and I favour 17m, 15m and 12m, with 270 dxcc on 17m, 281 on 15m, 253 on 12m & 257 on 10m. I have WAZ on 20,17,15 and 10m, but desperately seeking zone 2 on 12m!!
In the unlikely event that you wish to send me a card, there's no need to send any $$ but a self addressed envelope is appreciated.
I stumbled back into radio in Spring 2008 after nearly 20yrs away. I think I was simply 'googling' after some amateur radio discussion on one of the forums I run, and the desire suddenly came back. Having been an SWL for many years up to the early 1990's, It is always good to hear,and great to work, stations I have in my swl logs from many years ago.
I'm a keen bird photographer (big lenses and backache!) and dabble a little in aviation photography (see further down the page). I create/run large internet communities for a living. www.birdforum.net and www.shipsnostalgia.com (plenty of ex merchant R/O's chat here) are just two of them.
Equipment currently used: On HF, Icom IC-7700, MW0JZE BB Hexbeam @ 14m (45ft), Acom Amplifier, Heil PR781, Yaesu G-1000DXC, Alpha 4510 Wattmeter, Palstar AT2K, Kenwood HS-5 Headphones. On VHF/UHF Kenwood TS-2000, Comet GP-9.
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