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Contester Profile - EI4CF
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This page introduces Irish Contester EI4CF - Rev. Fr. Niall Foley.
Call-signs, past/present
EI4CF, EI9GRC
My Tower(s)
12m
Transmitting Antennas
  • 160m - Windom for 160m
  • 80m - Windom for 160m
  • 40m - Windom for 160m, R7000 vertical
  • 20m - X-7 tribander
  • 15m - as 20m
  • 10m - as 20m
Receiving Antennas
As tx antennae.
Rig(s)
IC746, IC756Pro
Amplifier(s)
None
Useful Accessories
Ameritron switch boxes, MFJ Voice keyer. Apple Imac computer.
Contesting Software
  • Logger - Hamlog
  • RTTY - None
  • Other - None
When did you start contesting ?
In 1971 in the CQ WW CW contest. Rested from 1995 until 1999 and active again since then.
Comments about your early contesting...
It was easier then, I think. But then the past is always nicer!!
What do you enjoy about HF Contesting ?:
The way a rare station can suddenly appear as if from nowhere and dissappear as quick.
What do you attribute to your success ?
What success!! I live in hope of at least equalling some of the other EI's for a start.
Which are your favourite contests, and why ?
All of the CQ contests, as they really test your operating skills, and patience.
What is the next planned improvement to your station ?
A few good wire beams for the lf bands. I'm lucky to have 300 acres with high trees here in the college grounds.
What tips would you pass on to budget-contesters ?
Pick a category suitable for the gear and time you have.
What advice do you have for new contesters ?
Just go and air and stick with it. Even a dead band can suddenly come to life. A few years ago 10m suddenly opened to the Pacific around 10pm here.
Contact Details
Email: niallf AT iol DOT ie
Homepage: None
 
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