This is a website dedicated to my Amateur Radio activities, in particular the world-wide travel I’ve enjoyed whilst undertaking DXpedition and contesting activities. <Here> is a great video summary of “DX’ing and DXpeditioning”.

DXFC pic -Bob 083

Having been captured by my father Derek’s interest in Short Wave listening, we took the amateur radio license course together at North Trafford College of Further Education, South Manchester,  run by John Beaumont G3NGD. Following our success at the exam, we quickly took the morse test and I was first licensed in September 1979 whilst still at school in Stretford, Manchester. My father Derek was licensed at the same time as G4IRM. (Incidentally, Stretford is home to Manchester United football club and Lancashire County Cricket Club).

I was off the air between about 1983 and 2001 whilst other interests took over my free time but have since come back and resurrected by interest in CW, which is where 99% of my operating is done. Occasionally I can be heard on SSB or data-modes if there’s something rare enough at the other end or maybe a contest going on.

My main interests are DX’ing and contesting and I enjoy nothing better than being on the DX end of a pile-up. I also hold a United States extra class license: N4IRN.

I work as an IT service management consultant for a large IT services company and live with my wife Janet and have lots of other interests including windsurfing, skiing,motorcycling and the outdoors.

Other Calls held/used:

7P8RN, C56/G4IRN, S79IRN, FH/G4IRN, F/G4IRN, 3DA0RN, ZS6/G4IRN, 9H3RN, GI4IRN, GM4IRN, TZ6RN, ZB2/G4IRN, EA9/G4IRN, TF/G4IRN, I/G4IRN, G4IRN/VK6, EI/G4IRN, 5B/G4IRN, LZ/G4IRN, YU/G4IRN, Z3/G4IRN, 9A/G4IRN, EL2RN, CE3/G4IRN, D44TWQ, GW4IRN, YL/G4IRN, LY/G4IRN.

ALL QSL VIA G4IRN (see policy below).

Operator at:

GB5HQ (2006), GB7HQ (2007,8,9), GR2HQ (2010, 11,13), GO2HQ (2012) – RSGB team for IARU HF Championship;

TZ5A (2005,6), 3X5A (2007,8), EL2A (2012)- CQ WW CW VooDoo Contest Group.

HV0A (October 2008)

P3F – CQWW CW M/2 (2010), CQWW CW M/S (2013)

1A0KM (January 2011)

2O12L (London Olympic & Paralympic Games, 2012)

XR0YG (2013)

9K2HN planned for November 2014 in CQWW CW

Club Calls:

M0IRN, MX0IRN.

Member of:

FOC Member #2000
FOC Member #2000
CW Ops Member #268
CW Ops Member #268

Radio GaGa Contest Group – AAA Contest Group – Echelford Amateur Radio SocietySouth Manchester Radio ClubWey Valley Amateur Radio Group – Radio Society of Great Britain – Chiltern DX ClubGM DX Group – VooDoo Contest Group – CW Ops (Member #268) – First Class Operators’ Club FOC (Member #2000) – RSGB IARU Contest Team – 2O12L Organising CommitteeCentral Arizona DX Association.

 

 

 

 

 

Recent CQWW CW Contest Activity:

2005: TZ5A Multi/Multi – 2nd in World

2006:TZ5A Multi/Multi – 3rd in World

2007: 3X5A Multi/Multi – 1st in World + Multi-Op DXped award

2008: 3X5A Multi/Multi – 2nd in World

2009: 5B/G4IRN SOSB(A)/20 HP – 2nd in World (new Cyprus record)

2010: P3F M/2 – 4th in World

2011: 5B/G4IRN SOSB(A)/20 HP – 1st in World

2012: EL2A Multi/Multi – 4th in World + Multi-Op DXped award

2013: P3F Multi/2

2014: 9K2HN Multi/Multi

 

I subscribe to the DX Code of Conduct:http://dx-code.org/

 

My latest key:

Begali Sculpture
Begali Sculpture
Begali Sculpture
Begali Sculpture