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(Had a crystal set in the 1960s, was on legal FM CB from around 1981 for a few years,then a shortwave listener for a time.

First licenced in 1985 as G1PBZ, then in Sept 1986 passed the Morse test at the Harlow rally, and obtained my current callsign. Original shack was in the attic, line up was : FT101Z / FT101ZD / FG7 / IC-290D, Antennas : Half size G5RV, long wire, old CB vertical, which tuned on 10m / 15m, and 5 element Jaybeam for 2m. 

 Still playing with  CW, and trying to improve, so if you hear me, be gentle and try and work me !! (I normally use the QRP / FISTS frequencies on  HF, also  2m  144.050  / 144.058 and 6m 50.090.

MAIN STATION EQUIPMENT: YAESU FT-950, used mainly on 40m, ant is G-whip 40m end fed, 30ft up in  inverted 'L'  configuration.        Plus an HW40HP OCFD strung around the attic, as flat 'U'   I also have a YAESU FT-897D + LDG AT-897 PLUS, used mostly on digimodes, ant used is the indoor OCFD. I  have a 2m / 70cm vertical in the attic,  a dual band beam  for 2m/70cms, plus a 6m halo.

MOBILE EQUIPMENT :   ALINCO DX70TH -HF+6m. I HAVE 11 MOBILE WHIPS COVERING 160m to 2m. VEHICLE MOUNT IS A WATSON TRI-MAG. 7 WHIPS ARE HUSTLER, 2 ARE AMPRO (160m / 80m) 6m ANT is WATSON HELICAL, AND 2m IS MOONRAKER. I ALSO HAVE A 5 ELEMENT ZL SPECIAL (MOONRAKER) 2m BEAM, AND A 6m HALO (ALSO MOONRAKER) FOR MY PORTABLE OPERATIONS. (WAB CONTESTS)  I also have a Quansheng 2m/70cm handy.

I HAVE NOW BOUGHT A SOTABEAM 3 BAND LINKED DIPOLE PLUS 7m  TELESCOPIC POLE and LI-PO BATTERY FOR PORTABLE HF WORK, USING THE ALINCO DX70TH !

MOST OF MY SHACK ACTIVITY IS ON  JT65 /JT9. BUT I ALSO USE : PSK / RTTY / OLIVIA / FELD HELL / CONTESTIA ETC. POWER IS NORMALLY 5w - 20w. (I ALSO LIKE TO RUN WSPR WHEN I CAN) I  TAKE PART IN THE RSGB UKACs, EVERY MONTH ON 2m / 70cms and 6m, for FRARS my local radio club.

On Digimodes software is HRD+DM780 v5.24.0.38 with an SB-2000 interface. PC is Compaq CQ 58 notebook. (On JT65 / JT9 I use WSJT-X v1.1 r 3496) I AM ALSO ON THE W.A.B. NETS MOST DAYS (40m) WHEN BAND CONDITIONS / TIME ALLOWS ? I ALSO LIKE TO GO OUT MOBILE / PORTABLE AND ACTIVATE SQUARES / NATS / TRIGPOINTS. LIVED IN AND AROUND ST.ALBANS HERTS, MOST OF MY LIFE, RETIRED IN MARCH 2009, FROM THE PRINTING INDUSTRY, MOVED TO POOLE IN NOVEMBER 2012.

Worked all Britain AREA : SY99. Book Nos-7673, 12310, 12343,18361,19377, 19378,19379,19381,19382,19383,19384,19776,19902, 19969, 20260, 20261, 20262, 20263, 20264 20265, 20346, 20714, 21031, 21032, 21033, 21034, 21035.      Also a member of  WORKED ALL IRELAND - BOOK - 521.

ALSO ADMIN FOR GQ0FVH. GR0FVH. GO0FVH. GV0FVH  (EQSL ACCOUNTS CHECKED EVERY MORNING , UNLESS I AM FISHING OR ON HOLIDAY  :)   BUREAU CARDS NORMALLY ON ROUTE WITHIN 24HRS, DIRECT CARDS RETURN POST !

Other hobbies - fishing, but only between April-November, I like to wear shorts if possible ??

RSGB MEMBER SINCE 1985.

EPC - #12279

FELD HELL MEMBER -3317

30 MDG - 5129

FISTS - 15954

MEMBER OF FLIGHT REFUELLING AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY (FRARS). BASED AT THE COBHAM SPORTS GROUND MERLEY, NEAR WIMBOURNE DORSET. (WAB - SZ09)

QSL VIA- EQSL, BUREAU or DIRECT.  (If you have sent me a card and not had a return, please let me know via e-mail ! )

73s de DAVID.

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