Dr. David LLoyd, K3EL
Dave started playing with radio as a youngster in the early 1970s, listening to Radio Moscow battling it out with the Voice of America and the BBC on the broadcast bands. First licensed in the UK as G4HJT, he was keen to chase DX. With a QTH at the bottom of a valley and low-powered equipment, CW was a much more effective mode for DXing than SSB; bitten by the CW bug, that's been his favorite mode ever since.
College, moves to the USA and Canada and back again, work, and other activities kept Dave out of amateur radio for many years, but active again he now enjoys CW ragchewing, occasional contesting, SOTA (chasing and activating), chasing DX, and when possible, being DX. He was a member of the ZL9HR DXpedition to Campbell Island in 2012, operated as TX5RV from Raivavae, Austral Islands in 2013, and on the team of the VK9MT Mellish Reef DXpedition in 2014.
When not playing radio, Dave works as an analytical scientist in pharmaceutical development. He holds a BSc in Physics and PhD in Chemistry from the University of York, and has worked in academia and industry, with a particular interest in separations science.