My amateur radio station on Soqotra in 1964/65
(Morse code speak for "VS9SJF calling all stations")
For some years I had been interested in short-
This was the first amateur radio operation from the Island and during the two months the expedition was on the Island I made contact with over 1000 other 'hams' in over 100 countries world wide. That really put the Island on the shortwave map of the world!
My equipment was a Heathkit DX-
13 December 2004. I came across a website with many amateur radio QSL cards. One
of my QSL cards was among the collection. These cards are used to 'confirm' contacts
between hams and QSL cards from operations like my Socotra operation are much saught
after. This one confirms a contact I had with VU2GG in India on 24 January, 1965
on the 20m band (14 mhz) using CW (morse code). VU2GG's signal was 5-
In 1965 I obtained my British amateur radio licence, callsign G3UCQ, which I used untiI I sold my equipment in 1985.
18 October 2002 -
To see my current amateur radio activity please visit https://www.qrz.com/lookup and enter G3UCQ in the search box.