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.
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What a great privilege to be around such talented op's.ReplyDelete
Mike, it's a great privilege to have these guys as friends, too. Very helpful bunch. The rivalry is all very friendly. It makes the hobby very enjoyable.Delete
Thats all very well Anthony in what you have said,but who is that in the background ????????????????ReplyDelete
That, my dear Pat, is Ireland's foremost microwave Dxer. And, unlike the HF contingent in front, he builds his own equipment lol!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing that picture ;)
Any thanks for nice words.
Yes, it's a great picture Ark, and a good bunch of guys!Delete
73 for now, EI2KC