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Born in 1947 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, in the UK. I moved to Canada, at the age of 17, to Fort St John, mile 47 on the Alaska highway, then to Winnipeg. I also lived for a while in the USA, Chicago,and New York. Worked at later dates in Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Came to Sweden in 1970, where I passed my "A"cert, as SM7JKD,and also hold G4HUT. I held OZ1ESN too,in the early 80's.

I qualified in engineering in Sweden in the 70's, and worked most of my life in sales and marketing, eight years globaly with Analytical Instruments for food and feed research. Back in the UK, 1987, I owned and ran a printing and promotional business a few years. Returning to Sweden in 1999, I started an industrial service business. I was later offered employment, in a similar field,by a local firm.I retired Oct 31st 2013

Other interests are:

Air rifle target shooting at 50 Mtrs on my range at home (mostly a summer activity) . I use a German under lever springer, a Weihrauch HW97K 5.5mm (.22), an Airmax EV 4-12 x 50 AO scope, pellets from H&N, Field Target Trophy.

Veteran moped. I have an old Puch Maxi 1979, in excellent running order, which is used on a regular basis. It sleeps in the garage, and offers a lot of fun. 

Gardening, together with my wife Gunn, long walks with our new puppy (Oct 7th 2015) "Svante" and I also enjoy a good book, and of course a bottle of wine.

Tornado Raptor V8, (Lotus 7 concept) factory strengthened chassi for the V8, Holley 4b carb, headers, road legal, an open competition car, 840 kgs. A bit of fun on sunny Summer days. For some reason, I can't get my wife in it !!

I was active in motorsport for many years, circuit, (single seaters),sprinting and hillclimbing, ( Historic GT, and sports cars) , in Scandinavia and England.

Some cars: Mallock U2, (factory prototype, used by Mr A Mallock himself), Austin Healey 100M, (chassi up restoration by myself), MG Midget, (chassi up restoration by myself), Reynard FF2000,(modified for me, by Mr Roy Lane), Honda CRX V'tec ( modified at/by Janspeed) , and the last 8 years,a modified Porsche 911. I retired from motorsport in England 1997.

A keen DXer on 80, and 40 mtrs. For 80 mtrs, 3.770 to 3.800 mhz, from Nov to March. My antenna system is a Delta vertical phased array.Three free standing 1/4 wave verticals of my own design. Phasing systems by AA4MM, 1/8th wave spacing. 75 ground radials,1/4 wave long, under each vertical ,or 4.5 km of radials in total, and 50 sq mtrs of 4mm galv steel netting on top of the radials.I also use beverage antennas.

For 40 mtrs I use a home brew rotary loaded Moxon, (2 el monobander) built August 2011, which works very well, so I'm told by friends accross the pond.

My station comprises: Icom 7700, with a Heil PR 781 mic, to a W2IHY 8 band EQ, input via ACC 1, at the rear of the 7700, my standby radio, is an Icom 7100 with a Heil PR 40 mic, Dual Band W2IHY EQ, both switchable to the following equipment... an Alpin 200, 2KW Linear amp, Palstar AT 5K HP Tuner, Palstar DL 150 HP Dummy Load, LP100A vswr /wattmeter, DXE-RPA-1 receiver preamplifier, for my beverage antennas.The vertical array, Moxon and beverages, are switched / controlled from the shack. Maximum distance is ca150 mtrs to the feed point.

I live with my wife Gunn, and our new puppy called "Svante", in the countryside in SW Sweden, 13 Km SE of Landskrona. Copenhagen in Denmark lies to the South West,on the opposite coast. Malmo, Sweden's third largest city, where the 2013 Eurovision song contest was held, is 40 km to the south of me. There is a bridge, island,and tunnel, from Malmo to Copenhagen ( opened 2000).

Enjoy the hobby, best wishes...David

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W3LG 2016-01-24 80m SSB FM19qf United States LANCE E GREENSTREET
EI6S 2016-01-24 80m SSB Ireland GEORGE MCCLAREY
KN4WP 2016-01-24 80m SSB EM94al United States JACK D WATTS JR
K8MPK 2016-01-24 80m SSB FN20wc United States PAUL S DEMKO
KR8Q 2016-01-24 80m SSB EN90pi United States MARK E HERSHBERGER
N0IJ 2016-01-24 80m SSB EN46dl United States John O Baumgarten

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Grid Squared Award#4149
Granted: 2015-02-20 18:35:59   (SM7JKD)

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World Continents Award#3691
Granted: 2015-02-14 19:56:14   (SM7JKD)

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