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I was first licensed as GM6KDO (VHF only)in 1980 after passing the old City and Guilds RAE and 2 years laterpassed the 12wpm morse test gaining the full call GM4UYE. My first station was homebrew,a modified CB on 10mtrs and Xtal controlled TCVR's on 20m,30m 40m and80m,3w and direct conversion RXs, CW only!I had my first CW QSO on 20m,02/12/1984 was OH6RU I remember. My first commercial TCVR was a TEN TEC Argosy 2 a superlittle rig,I worked over 200 countries running 3W on CW and 10 W on SSB and had a great time.When we were given the 6mtr allocation in UK in 1986 I builta Homebrew XVRTR 10mtr to 6mtr, running abt 25w to a 3 El Yagi thatgot me hooked on "THE MAGIC BAND". We had some nice openings from UKinto USA and S.America in 88 and 89 and worked somegood ones. I had a break from radiofor about 10 years,spending most weekends climbing hills, in Scotland we have a group of hills called MUNRO's( named after Sir Hugh Munro, who first listed all the 3000Ft hills in Scotland) this became my next challange, there are around 282, at the moment I have climbed 206.

I got back on 6mtrs in 2010,using a KenwoodTS590 to a 3El Yagi and rediscovered the challange of50mhz at these latitudes Hi Hi.The station was upgraded in 2014 with the addition of an Elecraft KPA 500 amp and a 5 El LFA Yagi. The main rig changed this year to an Icom IC7300, so far this has been an enjoyableaddition.When not on CW or Phone I have been known to use some Digi-modes JT9on HF and MSK144 on 6. So all the best and hope to work you sometime especially on 6mtrs. I am currentlychasing states on JT9 on HF Bands andneed WY and SD.ND and HI

Ihopeto be QRV from HB0 from 1st June till 6th June 2017, there are8 of us making the trip all members of the local club S&DARS and GMDX Group. There will be 2 stns QRV 80 to 6call HB0/GM4UYE,my attention will be mainly on 6 sofingers crossedfor some good E's. Hope to work you then.

Best 73 Hugh


Do not send QSL cards via the Bureau, I am NOT a member, ONLY DIRECT OR LOTW.

Note: I Prefer LOTW, don't waste paper.


The top pics are: The summit of Sgorr Na Ciche in Glen Coe and operating at GB700BOB special event station for the 700th aniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in June 2014

( With S&DARS at Rua Reidh Lighthouse A3900Wester RossOct 2012- Operating as GS6NX/p in CQWW SSB) Photo thanks to Dave GM6KDD


I am a member of the GMDX group, UKSMG #305and also a memberof the Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX).


Rigs:Icom IC7300,Kenwood TS590, and Yaesu 8800 for 2m/70cm

Antennae: Rotary Dipole for 10-15-20and 5 element LFA Yagi for 6Mtrs,end fed LW for LF and Dual Band Colinear 2m/70cm

I also have a 70Mhz Moxon fixed SE in the loft.

Amp: Elecraft KPA 500

Locator: IO86AC WAB Square NS89

Good DX 73 de Hugh


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