[WWYC] Hi Lids!
gerrylynch at freenetname.co.uk
Sat Nov 6 12:49:33 EST 2004
It was good to work you, but *boy* does my current home antenna stink!
73 de Gerry G0RTN
----- Original Message -----
From: Hrvoje Horvat <hrle at ipazin.net>
To: <wwyc at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [WWYC] Hi Lids!
> This is a very good example for all others that join the Club!
> Thanks a lot Gerard, was pleasure reading your mail and I'm sure you'll
> some space in some UK YC gang operations in future!
> Thanks for the QSO in Ukraine DX Contest this weekend Gerard.
> I was on air just a bit as 9A7P.
> 73 all, Hrle - 9A6XX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gerard Lynch" <gerrylynch at freenetname.co.uk>
> To: <wwyc at contesting.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 12:49 PM
> Subject: [WWYC] Hi Lids!
> > Hi Lids,
> > thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce myself to you all.
> > name is Gerry Lynch and I hold the callsign G0RTN (originially GI0RTN
> > moved to England four years ago, and they're really the same callsign if
> > see what I mean). This is my only callisign and I've held it since I
> > first licensed in 1992. My first ever contest was using someone else's
> > station in the Scandinavian SSB contest in 1991. Makes me feel like a
> > OM now!!! I'm 27 years old so have a few more years in WWYC.
> > While I very much enjoy contesting, I've only sporadically been on the
> > since I was first licensed. I couldn't afford anything except a very
> > FT200 when I was first licensed, and it wasn't up to contesting,
> > on CW, and at the same time my club closed down, there were no others
> > anywhere near where I lived and no-one seemed very interested in
> > in GI then anyway. In 1996, however, I got a second hand FT757GX and
> > active in all the main CW contests and a little bit on SSB as well, with
> > just 100W and a vertical made out of a CB aerial. Then in 2000 I moved
> > London and was living in shared houses with no possibility of putting up
> > ants, and was QRT until September when I got back on the air again. At
> > moment I'm just dropping a wire out of my window at night when the
> > neighbours can't see, and am mostly active on 40 metres about
> > but I hope to get on the roof of the flats soon to put up a dipole.
> > is, of course, not allowed, but I live on the top (9th) floor anyway so
> > hope I can make the feeder and the antenns itself fairly unobtrusive.
> > any luck I should be on the air for CQ WW CW but I'm not counting on it.
> > if any nice multi-operator station in the South East of England (or
> > even further afield - ON or F are possibilities from here!!!) wants to
> > me some operating time, I'd be delighted to help. I'm a little out of
> > contest practice but love CW and have been working on recovering my QRQ
> > skills.
> > At the weekend I operated as part of the M2W M/S team, my first
> > serious effort at a contest since CQ WW CW in 1998. We had very poor
> > as our M/M plans fell through at the last minute - a triband minibeam, a
> > G5RV and a longwire for 160 0 the conditions on 10 were great and we
> > about 1.3M points. Not great I know, but not bad as we made less than
> > QSOs on horrible 40SSB and more QSOs on 80 than on 20. Some lovely runs
> > into W/VE on 10 metres and more PY and especially LU stations than I can
> > even remember in a contest.
> > This was also (I kid you not) my first experience of computer logging.
> > is fantastic, so easy to use! I was really worried about this before
> > contest but really shouldn't have been.
> > Apart from all this I like practising my language skills - I speak
> > German and pretty good Turkish. I can also get by in French,
> > 73 es CU all on the bands...
> > Gerry G0RTN/GI0RTN
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