Richard Limebear (cw name = dick)
2017 activity is 23 March to 20 April. Clublog checking/OQRS will be OFF during this time to avoid multiple requests. Clublog checking/OQRS and LOTW uploads will happen before 28 April.
Rig: K2 (100W) and G5RV dipoles. CW software = SD. Data software = MixW. Located on south coast (Rockley).
Please DO NOT work me more than once per band; this wastes my time and takes QSOs that someone else could have had. I HATE duplicate QSOs.
If you don't want to use clublog I accept e-mail requests for bureau QSLs; please DO NOT send me your card if you do this. In one day I often make over 200 QSO's, so please help me to find your QSO in my log; I sometimes get requests without info! 'Log extracts' are fine, that is: Date (UTC), time (UTC), band, mode, and your callsign. I do not QSL from QRZ Logbook. I do not use EQSL. I do not read QRZ messages. I only send a parcel to the bureau every three months (bureau is not fast, sometimes more than one year).
RTTY: I had computer problems in March/April 2015 so some RTTY QSOs cannot be seen in Clublog and LOTW. If you had an RTTY QSO in 2015 but its not online, please email me. There was no problem with 2016 QSOs.
For direct QSL's please send an addressed envelope plus one IRC or US$3 for all of the world via G3RWL only. I only accept IRCs with 2017 (or later) expiry. If you do not send envelope and correct postage I will return my QSL to you via the bureau. I DO NOT ACCEPT EURO NOTES and COINS or old IRCs. If you send a card to 8P6DR via bureau it will not be collected from the 8P6 bureau before 2018 !!! instead mark it via G3RWL.
This rig and antennas are the same as I used at FH/G3SWH from 26 February 2009 to 4 March 2009 (QSL via G3SWH). I was also an operator at T32C (QSL via G3NUG).
For all other operator info, see G3RWL. When I am on a DX trip I do not reply to email until I go home to G3RWL.
I mostly make my QSOs in contest style: XX1XX 599, TU (next pse), YY2YY 599, TU etc etc. Someone asked me if I like to be so fast. Yes but I will always answer questions and I chat sometimes. Why do I like it ? because, although 8P6 is not high on the world's 'wanted' list, it is not a 'common' country - there aren't so many cw operators there - and I enjoy to give many people a new country. If I stop to chat to everyone then there is less time for many people to get the new country. My pleasure is to give this 'new one' to people.
QRP stations: I NEVER log /QRP, please don't send it to me. Likewise I will NEVER put /QRP on QSL cards.