The biggest enjoyment on amateur radio comes down to contesting with morse code being tops. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself both physically (remaining awake for extended periods) and mentally (testing your knowledge on radio wave propagation) together with operating skills and tactics. Taking a holiday to a rare location can also help with big scores !

Below are a few of the contests I have operated in over the years. I don’t use a linear amplifier and these are a mix of low power (100 watts) and QRP (5 watts).

YEAR

CALLSIGN

CONTEST

MODE

CLASS

RESULT            

1990

ZC4BS

CQWW

SSB

SO AB LP

2nd Asia

1991

ZC4BS

IARU

MIX

SO AB LP

6th World

1991

ZC4BS

CQWW

SSB

SO AB LP

1st World 

(world record)

1993

G4KIV

IARU

MIX

SO AB LP

1st Great Britain

1994

G4KIV

CQWW

SSB

SO AB LP

1st Great Britain

1995

G4KIV

CQWW

SSB

SO AB LP

1st Great Britain

4th Europe


1996

G4KIV

CQWW

SSB

SO AB LP

1st Great Britain

1st Europe

6th World

1996

G4KIV

CQWW

CW

SO AB LP

1st Great Britain

2nd Europe

2000

ZC4BS

CQWW

CW

SO 10 LP

2nd Asia

2001

ZC4BS

CQ WPX

SSB

SO AB LP

1st Asia

3rd World

2001

ZC4BS

ARI

SSB

SO 15 LP

1st Asia

4th World

Asian Record

2001

ZC4BS

SP DX

MIX

SO 15 LP

2nd Asia

3rd World

2001

ZC4BS

ALL ASIAN DX

SSB

SO 15 LP

1st World

2001

ZC4BS

WAE DX

SSB 

SO AB LP

1st Asia

2001

ZC4BS

CQWW

CW

SO 15 LP

1st Asia

2001

ZC4BS

ARRL 10

MIX

SO LP

1st Asia

3rd World

2002

ZC4BS

RUSSIAN DX

SSB

SO 15 LP

9th World

2002

ZC40BS

RSGB JUBILEE

SSB

SO AB LP

1st Cyprus

2002

ZC4BS

ARI

CW

SO AB LP

1st Asia

2002

ZC4BS

CQ WPX

CW

SO AB QRP

1st World

Asian Record

2004

M0IPX

CQWW

CW

SO 80 LP

1st Great Britain

2004

G6M

CQWW

CW

SO 20 LP

1st Great Britain

2nd Europe

2005

M0IPX

RUSSIAN DX

CW/SSB

SO AB LP

Zone 14 Winner

2005

G6M

CQWW

CW

SO 20 LP

1st Great Britain

2nd Europe

5th World

2020

G4KIV

CQWW

CW

SO 15 LP

1st Great Britain

2021

G4KIV

CQWW

RTTY

SO 15 LP

2nd UK

2021

G4KIV

CQWW

SSB

SO 15 LP

1st Great Britain

2021

G4KIV

RSGB 160m

CW

SO 160 LP

14th place overall

5th in low power

2021

G4KIV

CQWW

CW

SO 10 LP

3rd England

2021

G4KIV

CQWW

RTTY

SO 15 LP

2nd Great Britain

2021

G4KIV

CQWW

SSB

SO 15 LP

1st Great Britain

2022

G1G

RSGB DX

CW

SO AB LP

2022

G1G

CQWW 

SSB

SO 15 QRP

1st Great Britain

6th Europe

9th World

2022

G1G

CQWW

CW

SO AB QRP

1st Great Britain

6th Europe

9th World

2023

G1G

CQ WPX

CW

SO 15 QRP

1st Great Britain

5th Europe

7th World

2023

G1G

CQWW 

RTTY

SO 15 QRP

2023

G1G

CQWW

CW

SO 10 LP

3rd England

2023

G1G

CQWW

SSB

SO 10 LP

2nd England

2023

G1G

ARRL 10

CW

SO 10 QRP

2024

G1G

CQ WPX

CW

SO 10 QRP