The E6GG Team

Here are the details of the E6GG team.

G3BJ, Don

Don has been a team member on some of the largest expeditions, including 9M0C, D68C, 3B9C, 3B7C, 9M4SLL and most recently TX6G. Together these expeditions account for over 645,000 QSOs. Don operates CW, SSB and data.

When not on DXpeditions, Don is President of IARU Region 1, a Life Vice-President of the RSGB and operates in contests using his contest call G5W.

G3SVL, Chris

This will be my fourth mega-DXpedition, having been on 3B7C and T32C with the Five Star DXers and TX6G with the 6G’s inaugural outing last year. I will be handling the inventory and logistics again and aiming to ensure we take everything we need and nothing that we don’t.

I’ll operate CW, Data and SSB in that order of preference and will take weird pleasure from pulling weak signals out of the static on the low bands (I expect to be able to make callsigns out of any random non-radio noise by the end of two weeks).

Member and past Board member of RSGB, Chairman of CDXC, member of ARRL, FISTS, Windmill CG and 3 A’s CG.

G3TXF, Nigel

Nigel G3TXF is looking forward to joining the Six-Gs E6GG DX-pedition to Niue. It has all the makings of a really fun DX-pedition. Hopefully G3TXF will be logging plenty of QSOs on CW. However G3TXF will doubtless, as usual, be resisting requests to operate on SSB! But the odd session squinting at the screen on RTTY might be possible. Niue sounds like a great place for radio. Way out in the Pacific, surrounded by sea. Rare, but not super rare. And a Commonwealth member too. Hopefully E6GG QSOs will provide some valuable points for the RSGB’s prestigious and challenging Commonwealth Award.

G3WGN, David

David was first licensed in 1967 at the age of 16.  After a couple of years on 160m & 80m, college, family and work limited activity until the bug bit hard again in the 90s.  A competitive 80m station gave immense low band DX pleasure and some satisfying contest scores; and an invitation to join the multi-op team at M6T for their European record-breaking result in CQWW kicked-off a life of hired-gun operations.  In 2000 a move to Silicon Valley, becoming WJ6O and joining NCCC created a very fortunate opportunity to build contest skills under the guidance the best DX and contest station owners and operators in Northern California. Now back in the UK, David’s primary interests are station building, CW DXing and contesting with his M6O call.  In 2013-2014, with simple wire antennas, he achieved world top-5 places and broke 4 long-standing UK low power CQWW and WPX records. An inveterate traveller (DXFC score currently 51) he hugely enjoyed being on the T32C and TX6G DXpedition teams.  Member: ARRL, CDXC, CWOps, RSGB, Three As CG, Windmill CG, GQRP.

 

G3WPH, Mike

First licensed in August 1967 while still at school, I was encouraged by my late father, G2FNA.  For the first few years, activity was mainly 160m CW. Like many amateurs, a career, family and time abroad (W1/G3WPH 1988 to 1993) resulted in low activity until the late 1990s when I developed a liking for  chasing DX. Currently I hold DXCC on ten bands and am just a few short of the DXCC Honor Roll, the activities from rare DXCCs at the end of 2015/beginning of 2016 should get me there. I have over 2500 band slots confirmed for the DXCC Challenge.

Major interest are low band DXing with over 260 DXCCs confirmed on 160m, CW contesting and 6m DXing.

I was a member of the 2011 T32C expedition to Christmas Island and my club memberships include RSGB, ARRL, FOC and CDXC  I hold the special contest call sign G3P.

 

G4JKS, Hilary

Hilary was a team member of the 3B9C and TX6G expeditions.  Although she is not a main operator of the E6GG expedition, Hilary is an active member of the team and operates both SSB and CW. She is a past President of the RSGB, a Life Vice-President of the Society and in the past has been a member of the RSGB Contests Committee, Training and Education Committee, Management Committee, and an RSGB Board member for nine years. She has also been a RadCom columnist and co-authored the Radio Amateur’s Examination Manual. When time permits she chases DX from home.

 

G4TSH, Justin

First licensed in 1983, Primary interests is HF and VHF contesting and DXpeditions.  Justin specialises in CW and takes part in various contests both single and multi-op. Past member of the RSGB Contests Committee including 6 years as chairman. Has operated from a number of DXCC entities including as a team member on several DXpeditions (D68C, 3B9C, 3B7C, T32C, TX6G). Other callsigns held: G4A, ZD8Q for a 2006 trip to Ascension Island.

Many contest operations including the K3LR Multi-Multi CQWW CW team 2012-14.  Involved in M2000A, GB50 and GB200T special event stations.  Member: ARRL, CDXC, Echelford ARS, FOC, RSGB, Three As CG, UKuG, Windmill CG (G0FBB).