Episode 139 - Don Beattie - G3BJ
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Don's Website: www.g3bj.com
First License: Age 17,1961,G3OZF. Once license class at that time.
First DX contact: Don says, “After I had just completed the transmitter, I worked a few European stations and was calling CQ. I nearly fell off my chair when VP8GQ answered me! I still have the QSL card!”
Imperial College London, Electronic Engineering,
A pair of Yaesu FTDX 5000 with linear amplifiers
Favorite ham radio activity: CW running SO2R during contests
Radio Society of Great Britain
BARTG, the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group
CDXC - British DX foundation
IARU Region 1
ITU - International Telecommunications Union
World Radio Congress, 2015 - 5 Mhz allocation
3B7C DXpedition in 2007
Keys to success on DXpedition: Get the right team and do extremely good planning.
9M0C Spratly Island - Don’s first DXpedition. “A great learning experience”
DXpedition Lite - small group of 6, to Australian Islands. 72,000 QSOs with three stations
Top 100 most needed DX entities
Bob Heil, K9EID, my guest on QSO Today podcast episode 72,
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R107 WW2 British Army Receiver
Marconi CR100 Receiver
Eddystone 888A Receiver
Don at the pipe organ