After 2 years in NZ, Chris Tran ZL1CT (GM3WOJ) and his wife Pippa are returning to bonny Scotland. Chris has been an enthusiastic supporter of Quartz Hill activities, especially the contest operations. His advice and friendly humour will be much missed. We also are grateful to Chris for the various items that he has donated to the ZL6QH station, including three PCs and monitors for contest logging.

We are hoping that Chris and Pippa will be able visit NZ again sometime in the future. In the meantime we wish them a safe journey and look forward to working Chris in the pileups from his GM7V contest station.

Some of the Quartz Hill Supporters joined a farewell dinner with Chris and Pippa at Zing Cafe on Wednesday 31 August. The photo BELOW was taken at the dinner and the smiling faces belong to (from left to right): Lynn Miller, Bob ZL2CA, Ralph ZL2AOH, Brian ZL1AZE (standing), Todd ZL2SP, Mike ZL2BCW, Wilbert ZL2BSJ, Bob ZL2AMI, Bruce ZL2ABC, Bruce's XYL, Doug ZL2AOV, Gwenda Sutton (hidden), Chris' XYL Pippa (hidden) and Chris ZL1CT.

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Posted by ZL1AZE on September 09, 2005