IPHG # 007



L. Cliff Gray

BiographyMy known name is Cliff. I was born 1940, became a pharmacist, married Isobel and we have a daughter and a son and one grand-daughter. Isobel and I live 12Km from the town of Balclutha on a small block where we enjoy "the country life". I was puzzled and mystified by amateur radio from an early age, particularly after my father purchased a 5 band shortwave radio in the early 1950s. I lived in the country and had absolutely no idea how to become involved myself. It was not until the 1970s that my interest in electronics lead me to amateur radio. I obtained my first license in 1976 and upgraded in 1979 and 1980. I enjoy occasional contests but seldom compete seriously. I follow DX periodically when my work load permits. I always respond to QSL cards as quickly as possible - usually next day. QSL cards received with SASE and postage are returned direct, all others via buro. Other hobby interests include golf, photography, music (mainly classical) and computing. A major passion is fly fishing for trout. Our town, Balclutha, is situated on the Clutha River and is on State Highway 1 between the cities of Dunedin and Invercargill. It is a service town for the surrounding district which is predominantly a farming and forestry area. Please listen for me on all bands from 3.5MHz to 50MHz, mainly during the weekends or in the evenings (NZ time) during the week.

Job:  Pharmacist
Address: Graylea, Stony Creek, RD2, Balclutha 9200, NEW ZEALAND
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Membership date: March 9th, 2002