Operating as VP9/KQ8Z from the 23rd November to the 30th November 2016. (Using VP9I during CQWW CW. QSL VP9I to WW3S). Please QSL direct to GM0IIO (qrz.com). SAE plus $2. No Bureau cards, they will not be answered.
Will be operating as KQ8Z(/4) Sept 2016, in Juno Beach, FL. Using an IC-7300 and various vertical antennas on the boat dock over the salt water lagoon.
Any QSLs for KQ8Z send to GM0IIO. Sold up in FL in 2015 and moved back to Scotland.
Station is an Icom 756PROIII and MFJ-1622 super-extended balcony antenna (16' whip). Backup is the IC-7400 (746Pro). Have a IC-7000 for portable and mobile operations. MFJ-259B antenna analyzer (how did I manage without one for all these years ???, now upgraded to a RigExpert AA-30. The MFJ went the way of all the other MFJ stuff I've had). Alpha 76PA, IC2KL, and Ameritron AL-80B amplifiers. Latest equipment is the Elecraft K3 and KX3, KPA-500, P3, KAT500. Added an ICOM 7300 to the line up late 2016.
Pictured outside the condo with FT-817 and ATX Walkabout. Working Europe with ease with 2.5 watts on 20m SSB. Salt water rocks !
Committee member of GMDX Group (Scotland), WPBARC (West Palm Beach ARC, Florida), PWARC (Palms West ARC, FL), ARRL, RSGB, QCWA Chapter 111, RAYNET (Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network - UK), ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), Florida Contest Group (member #277), and SKYWARN ID#PB1239. Appointed ARRL Official Observer December 2012. ARRL Extra Class Accredited Volunteer Examiner.
Previously K4IIO, N4QDN, GM5AIW, EI6HC, and WA8QAG (WN8QAG - 1965).
See GM0IIO for more details. Also C6AZZ, GM4O and 8Q7OO.
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