Myself and my wife Sandra lived in Lincoln (the county of my birth) then moved to Barnstaple in Devon for three years untill finally we moved to Spain.
Sandra and myself have lived in Spain now since Febuary 2003, we originally lived on a Finca (farm) and ran a Boarding Kennel and cattary. We lived just outside the town of Gandesa, about 2 hours from Barcelona and 1 hour from the coast. We moved over here Christmas of 2003 and renovated an old stone casa (house) we had 3 acres of olive trees and numerouse fruit trees.
We were off grid, and totaly relient on solar power, 2000 watts 24 volt solar panals on solar tracker, 1500ah Rolls batteries and Trace 2.500kw inverter and 500 watt wind turbine.
I aquired my Spanish licence in 2005 but was not active for quite some time due to the amount of renovation work we had to do on our Finca.
20th January 2014 we moved to Valencia to a small hamlet called Bodegas del Campo, just inland from Valencia near a small town called Casinos. 1.199.586 ft 365.329 mts ASL. Now back on mains electric (very exspensive) and water, and of course power cuts.
Eventually installing a 9mtr mast, and getting all my permissions inplace I am now back active again.
Equipment: Yeasu FT 897D/AT897 Tuner, 100 Watts.
Antenna1: Carolina Windom 80-6 By W8AMZ up 27ft . Antenna 2: Hexbeam 6 band by G3TXQ and MW0JZE at 33ft.
Modes: Mainly on SSTV with Digi Master Pro+ by G4ZLP and MMSSTV version 1.13A Software also HF SSB.
Computer: 1, HP Pavillion 1GB for all Ham Software and Ham Radio Delux and HRD Logbook, Computer: 2, HP Pavillion 8GB Quad 4 General computer use.
See my SSTV Cam on http://www.apleinc.com/WB9KMW/live_SSTV.html
I was first licenced in 1984, passing the Radio Amateurs Exam and then the 12 WPM Morse Test at Potishead Radio near Bristol one Sunday morning, a day I will never forget, when I used to live in Tadley near Bassingstoke.
Back in England my call sign was G4XMQ, I was formally a member of the Lincoln Shortwave Club G5FZ/G6COL, Contest Manager and then club Chairman, between myself and Bob G7AVU we instigated the instalation of the 23cms ATV Repeater now installed on the central tower of Lincoln Cathedral (unique) I used to work for National Express driving coaches and my wife (now retired) was a Nurse at Lincoln County Hospital and Barnstaple General.
In my younger years I was in HM Forces (Grenadier Guards 2nd Battalion) 1966-1973. hence the indication on my QSL card, Spending time in Germany, Cyprus and British Honduras, eventualy completing my service at Windsor on Public Duties.
My only claim to fame is being in Princess Anns bedroom, riding on Prince charles Go-kart and knocking off the angels from the main gates of Buckingham Palace with my Army truck; of which I received a £120 fine, a lot of money in those days.
Now enjoying retirement (hopefully) with our seven cats and three dogs (Pepi the Beagle, Doogle the Podenco and Snowy the Bichon Maltese) in a lovely part of SPAIN.
Thanks for looking at my profile, I hope we can contact each other either SSTV or SSB. 73 Terry EA3EWO.
I answer all Direct QSL's, you pay yours and i'll pay mine, I do prefer to use eQSL, in my opinion its the way to go, Fast and cheap and if I need a paper copy i'll print it off, I do not use the Buro, PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO BURO.
We Support the welfare of animals in Spain http://www.masqueladridos.com
Sandra with Joe who died of cancer in 2012 and Toby died aged 15 in 2013, both very special dogs and very much missed.
6 Band Hexbeam.
My Shack (2014)
Toby and Susie one of our 7 cats
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