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My radio activities and awards

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I operate mainly DX currently using FT8 and FT4 with some HF rag chewing and nets. I also enjoy weak signal work on VHF, such as Meteor Scatter, satellites and special propagation conditions.

Note:  If I call for a particular area and you are not in that area, I will generally not work you, so try to minimize the QRM by not calling me.  You are just wasting power or creating QRM for somebody else.  And, no, it does not help calling me multiple times.

I get especially irate when some thoughtless or rude operator calls me on my frequency thereby obliterating the DX that I am trying to work!  Think before you transmit.

Will do the odd contest on CW or SSB

Sorry,  I do not have QSL cards, but I will regularly upload my log to LoTW.  If I receive QSL cars with "green stamps" the money will be donated to a charity of my choice.

While I have built some of my gear in the past, I only do the occasional tinkering now.  But I do like to experiment with antennas!


Award Status - all digital (confirmed by LoTW) started October 2016 - updated 20Mar2024:

  • DXCC:    Total: 271
  •                 160m:  65
  •                 80m:   141
  •                 40m:   165
  •                 30m:   209
  •                 20m:   214
  •                 17m:   216
  •                 15m:   181
  •                 12m:   167
  •                 10m:   147
  •                  6m:       14
  •         Challenge:  1519
  • 5-Band DXCC
  • WPX 2576
  • WAZ
  • WAS 160 m
  • VUCC 6m
  • Commonwealth Century Award