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Guy Atkins, United States

Guy's first radio interests began at age 13 with a Wards Airline multiband portable and a Hallicrafters SX-71 receiver. His pursuit of tropical band DX (particularly Africa, Pacific, and SE Asia targets) was fueled in the mid-1980s by his discovery of DXpeditions-- a perfect way to escape a noisy RFI environment, experiment with specialized antennas, and log DX not possible from home.

Guy AtkinsTrans-Pacific mediumwave DX became another target after a memorable evening in February 1990, when he and John Bryant experienced phenomenal South Pacific MW reception on their first-ever Grayland, WA (USA) DXpedition. Despite over thirty DX trips to the Washington State coast since then, none of the visits have produced the quality or quantity of Pacific MW loggings as during that amazing 1990 occasion (catches such as WVUV Nailoa, American Samoa on 648 peaking S-6; Radio Enga, PNG 1494; and Radio West Sepik, PNG 1593).

Guy was active as an editor & author with the Fine Tuning's Proceedings book series from 1989-1995, as well as publisher of the regional club bulletins Cascade Mountain DX Club and DX/Northwest. He continues to contribute to radio hobby journalism with occasional reviews and articles, often co-authored with his close friend and ace DXer John Bryant.

A number of fine communications receivers have found their way into his radio shack over the years. Guy's current equipment includes modified Racal RA6790GM and ICOM R-75 receivers (both PC controlled via ERGO), a Kiwa "MAP" accessory, a Sounds Sweet communications speaker, and a Timewave DSP-59+ audio filter. He enjoys antenna experimentation and finally lives in a quiet location with underground AC mains and room for Beverage antennas.

Guy's occupation is in graphic arts and he lives in Puyallup, Washington with his wife Rochelle and daughters Melanie and Carmen. The entire family enjoys a variety of world and ethnic music, thanks to Guy's shortwave radio interests over the years.

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