My QRA locator is IO53pw, WAB book #s are: 2958/2959, my WAI square G50, and WAI book # 511.and SKCC # is 11282, My XYL' Pene's (SWL) book is 512.
I am a vintage radio ham, and retired Radio Engineer, I have been involved with radio since around 1947.
First Rx was an HRO Senior belonging to my dad (G5ZQ now SK).
I have been licenced since the 1960s with various exotic calls around the world such as VP8, then G4 and with this EI call since the early 1970s.
Mainly active now on 60 meter SSB, and occasionaly on 80,40, 20, 15 and 10.
Reactivated here in EI in 2011 and current setup is very muchl "work-in-progress".
Primary Station is all Yaesu of 1978/9 vintage, two FRG-7700s, FT-901DM, FV-901, FC-901 and YO-901, FL2100Z (rarly use),, a FT-225RD, and the HRO plus an R1155. The latest additions are MEL Clandman green sets, PRC-319 for /M, /P and /PM hill-top hopping, once the rain stops and the sun start to shine hi! And a VRC321 with mains unit, primarly for 60 meters (5405,5400, 5300 and 5280 kHz) operation into the UK, 5348 and 5332 for DX
Main Aerials are, a 156 foot long-wire running West to East at 16 foot currently used this summer for daily contacts to the GX4WAB stations. And a (30 year old "new") Buttenut HF6V vertical with a single six foot' ground spike. Being out in the country and in a high rainfall area, the HF6V is working well, producing consistant low angle radiation for working into Eastern US (W4, W5) helped by low background noise here, when the local source of QRM (Electric Fencers) are removed!
Now operational also on 60 meters on the three UK channels Foxb Bravo,Echo and Mike with a Clansman UK/PRC319 30W PEP USB/LSB and a Clansman UK/V R321 + AMP withup to 200 Watts driving the main aerial 124 ft long running E - W at 16 feet a 15 meter long Clansman braid six inches below it also driven as an end fed with a 40 long meter counterpoise "on the ground".
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