GC, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, EA6, EA7, EA8, EA9, CT1, CT3,
SV5, SV8, SV9, EI, ZB2
Twice guest op. at GU3HFN for CQWW CW .4 times solo op. in IOTA contests
24hr CW expedition at EU008, EU010, EU116 (twice).
KC1AN, AE4WK, N3ZD
RSGB, RNARS, CDXC, FOC, Cumbria Contest
Ivan started short wave listening at the end of WW2 with an 0-v-0 RX, as
amateurs were returning to the air. Joined the Royal Navy at end 1948 but
not in the Communications branch so Morse code had to be self taught.
Licensed as G3IZD in April 1953 just at end of lengthy training so for many
years most operation was as a guest in such places as ZB1, ZB2, VS1, VS6,
ZC5, VP9, MP4, ZC4 and VS9, whilst at sea in visiting ships.
Infrequent home operations were largely on 1.8 mHz CW with R1224 RX and VFO-BA-PA
( 6V6 10W). For the HF bands an R1155 and B2 spy TX (CO/PA) were used.
Transfer to the Submarine branch in 1967 actually provided more shore time
and hence more radio activity, with the acquisition of a KW2000A. Following
retirement from the Navy Ivan worked in shipbuilding for 10 years taking
early retirement in 1993.
Since then he has flirted with SSTV, RTTY, PSK, 10 gHz (FM), AMTOR ,
satellite working etc. but the prime interest is CW contesting and DXing
with forays into VHF/UHF portable contests.
JA1RJU, Kazu san
JH4RHF, Jun san
JA3AER, Taizo san