Hello, cheers for looking me up. My name is Paul.
Following my City and Guilds examinations in 1987, I was first licensed as Class B licensee (G1ZOH)
I took the 12 w.p.m. Morse test in 1991 to become Class A licensee (GØOPH).
I guess the highlight of my amateur life so far is the confirmed QSO I made on 50mhz ssb with a home constructed 2m-6m transverter and Amplifier to Australia (VK6KRC) on the 8th Feb. 1992. Using just 25w SSB to a HB9CV at about 25 feet above ground.Report : 54 ,
Why not try 6 meters, now conditions are back on the up! Here is an easy antenna to get you going and I have tried it myself and heard South America at 57 with it at 4m above ground! Works on 6m much better than your tri-band colinear on the roof, guaranteed. http://homepage3.nifty.com/lzk/ANT3.html
For the 6M Band I am now using my 4 element Yagi combined with my computer modelled 7 element 2m quad. It works as predicted in the modelling!
I used modelling software to optimise the relationships between ALL the elements of this design,as 6 and 2 will not normally play together nicely!
You can contact me should you require further information.
Winter nights spent on the computer appear to have paid off. Best DX so far on 2m with 100w, RA3LBK (KO64pw)
Also Inner Hebrides and Cornwall under normal band conditions. All within 10 days of installing, so I'm pleased with the results so far. Plus 4 New countries to boot on 6m.
Here is a picture of my 6m yagi/ 2m quad combo, also the vhf/uhf colinear above.
HF : Consists of an FT-2000 by Yaesu, up to full legal power courtesy of UK Linear Amp's Ranger 811H. Also my trusted FT-897 for base/mobile/portable operations.
Aerials : Consist of an Inv. "L" arrangement for 80m/40m/17m, Inverted V Antenna for 15M/40M, essentially a scaled 3/4 size G5RV resonant on 15M.
10m Band is now covered by an end fed 1/2 wave antenna running up the centre of a fibreglass fishing pole, matching network on a T200-6 and coax capacitor.
20M is a modified 1/4 Wave Vertical with elevated radials sitting on a 1/4 wave grounded element all fed at the centre, utilising a coaxial stub match of 1/8 wave thereby emulating a 5/8 groundplane antenna,
and of course a low angle take off.
VHF : Consists of either my trusted FT-897, or the brilliant FT-290r11 and clip on linear. Up to 100Watts all modes from a Microset SR100 Amp into a homebrewed 7 ele quad,interlaced with my 6m Yagi, @ 9mtrs.
UHF : FT-897 to 2m/70cm dual band vertical at abt 10mtrs.
To all who have had a contact with me, very best 73, and hope to meet up again in the near future.
p.s. as a general rule I only qsl via e-qsl.cc think green :)
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