Hi, I live in a small village (West Quantoxhead) high in the Quantock Hills Somerset, SW England (IO81JE). The area is well known for it's outstanding wild life both flowers and animals together with many breeds of birds. The area is arable and sheep farmed. . Being located 400 ft up I have a good clear take- off for VHF and with plenty of land am able to work all bands HF using mono band and experimental Ae's. I first started Radio in 1953 while in the Army and worked a number of times from ZB1USA while in Malta. My first call sign was ZB1KE, followed by 12 other call signs round the world. I was one of the first amateurs from outside Russia to work from near Chernobyl after the accident. Since then I have worked from South Eastern Russia (R6) The Gambia, Antarctica, Chile, Brazil, Argentina,North Africa, South Africa, USA, Europe, Asia, most with local call signs, but much prefer working from home in the UK. My suffix's have mainly been either EMG or NKZ, where possible obtaining a local call prefix. After having a major open heart operation my long haul travels are over. .
You will find me anywhere on the air but mainly on 80/40m and 17m either at home or mobile, sometimes 12m qrp from the kitchen. I much prefer to chat rather than simply exchange numbers.
I never transmit HF when moving unless somebody else is driving so if calling me, give me a chance to park.
Picture shows my radio tent 600 miles from the South Pole.
WAB = ST14 West Somerset. First book No. 10413
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