A big thank you to my CW Academy advisor Keith G0HKC for nominating me, and to my sponsors Roger G3LDI, Peter M0RYB, Keith G3SZU and Gert PA3AAV. It’s an honour to be part of CWops.
I’m originally from Hong Kong but have lived in the UK since 1985.
I’m relatively new to the world of amateur radio and CW. I had of course heard of Morse code before (who hasn’t?) but knew nothing more beyond associating it with sending SOS. It was by chance that I became, as my partner Mark M0UMG puts it, a bit obsessed. (Surely I can’t be the only one who takes their Morse keyer to bed?
One day in early 2018, I happened to be walking by when Mark was watching someone sending Morse on YouTube. I thought, “Oh, what’s that? What is it saying?” There and then, I was hooked!
Soon after that the whole family, including our then 14-year-old son James M0XUI, joined the local Norfolk ARC and went on to obtain our full licences.
With the help of the on-air CW lessons provided by some of the club members, I have been able to improve my CW steadily since then. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jim G3YLA, Roger G3LDI and Malcolm G3PDH for their support and encouragement for my CW in the past 3 years.
I can’t really put my finger on why I’m so fascinated by CW. If I have to analyse it, it is its strangely hypnotic and musical quality. Also, copying CW appeals to that part of me that enjoys solving cryptic crosswords. It’s hugely satisfying!
My goal now is to develop my skills and become more proficient in conversational CW, to the point where I can chat without having to think too much about it. Just like learning any new language really.
Other things I enjoy include photography, watercolour painting, music (from operas to heavy metal), puzzles/crosswords, world cinema and travelling with my family to remote places.
I look forward to meeting you all on the bands.