Hi, I live in a small village (West Quantoxhead) in the middle of 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 and worked a number of times from ZB1USA while in the services 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 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. After having a major open heart operation my travels are over. My wife Jean (G0SZO) died very recently leaving me with one Springer Spaniel called Belle, the two of us are keeping each other company. You will find me anywhere on the air but mainly on either 2m or 40m and17m either at home or mobile. I much prefer to chat rather than simply exchange numbers.
With the new 60 m NOV's I can be found chatting or looking for new countries, with both high and low angle antenna I would be pleased to work you.
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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