I am located just south of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland. My locator square is IO74cm and my WAB square is J46.
My training in amateur radio has been an adventure and it was through the encouragement and support of Antrim and District Amateur Radio Society (MN0GFE) that I gained my Foundation license on 4 June 2015, then on 4 June 2016 I passed my Intermediate exam. Travelling to Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland, I achieved a pass in the Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate (HAREC) on 2 June 2016 and finally on 16 December 2016 I successfully sat the UK Advanced examination following study with the Bath ARC distance learning programme.
I enjoy chasing DX, SOTA and WAB and anything else that seems unusual to me. Portable operation is great fun and has given me an appreciation for QRP operation. My latest challenge was learning CW, and I still am, this is an ongoing project for which persistence is a requirement. I am grateful to CW Academy for getting me on the key! CW is quickly becoming very addictive!
My CW journey only began in January 2018 and since then I have hardly touched SSB!!This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.