My wife 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.
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.
Equipment: Yeasu FT 897D/AT897 Tuner, 100 Watts.
Antenna1: Windom 80-6 HB up 25ft Inverted Vee. Antenna 2: Cushcraft MA5B up 31ft
Modes: Mainly on SSTV with Digi Master Pro+ by G4ZLP and MMSSTV Software and HF SSB.
Computer: 1, HP Pavillion 1GB for all Ham Software and Ham Radio Delux, Catn, 2, HP Pavillion 8GB Quad4 General computer use.
See my SSTV Cam on http://www.apleinc.com/WB9KMW/live_SSTV.html
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,
Now enjoying retirement (hopefully) with our eight cats and three dogs 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.
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