My wife Sandra and myself have lived in Spain now since Febuary 2003, we live on a Finca (farm) and run a Boarding Kennel and cattary. We live 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 have 3 acres of olive trees and numerouse fruit trees.
We are 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.
08 May 2012, now at last i'm back on the air, Radio FT897D/AT897 Digi Master Pro/HRD Log. Antenna Carolina Windom 80-6 up 24ft. ASL 419mtrs or 1376ft.
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,
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