Monday, February 13, 2012
Some of Ireland's top DXers - and me !
This is a photo taken at the Coolmine radio rally in Dublin on Sunday. Pictured are some of Ireland's top Dxers . . . and me !! The line-up is as follows: Anthony EI2KC, Ark EI9KC, Don EI6IL (and junior op) and Thos EI2JD. These four bandits have been known to chase rare DX until they are bleary-eyed! In recent times these four callsigns would have been regularly seen in the top 10, and indeed the top 5, in the Dxpedition league tables. It is a great privilege for me to know these guys. Ark is the newest big Dxer in Ireland and in a short time he has amassed a huge number of DXCC entities in his log. He is doing brilliantly, and his callsign can be heard in almost every DX pile-up. Don and Thos have been on the DX circuit for a while longer than the 'Kilo Charlie' gang. Both of these guys are brilliant Dxers, and are often in the top 3 in the league tables. Both have superior stations also. And they are great at giving help and advice. Us novices need mentors after all ! It's just a pity that Dave Deane EI9FBB, who was at the rally, wasn't in this picture. He was the first EI operator to be awarded 10-band DXCC. Thos was the third! So you can see we were in good company.