Hi and thanks for visiting G0UII on QRZ.com.
First licenced as G7PNA in September 1993 following a pass in the UK RAE, then G0UII in December 1993 following a pass in the CW exam. Became active again on Amateur Radio in 2008 after a break of 11 years, this to allow me time for my other great passion of racing Motocross bikes in competition. Unfortunately injury ended my racing days and I now ride only road going machines for my adrenalin fixes!
Slowly rebuilt the station but suffered a disappointing setback, in that due to the location of my new QTH within the 'Green Belt' of Yorkshire's countryside, the Local Authority are positively Draconian with their severe planning restrictions and adamantly refuse to allow the erection of any masts or antennas on my property..........Welcome to the "Low Tech, Small Minded Kingdom of Great Britain" where Aerials frighten folk and Bureaucracy Red Tape has gone mad!!..........Consequently I have had to be content with my modest and covert HF9V Multiband Vertical Antenna, although it does seem to work quite well despite the lack of height. I enjoy the challenge of my budget antenna though, especially having owned a 20m tower and HF beam antennas at my previous QTH.
Fortunately now, I have come across a solution to sidestep these restrictions. By using a CLARK SCAM 12 Military Pump up Mast system supported by its own four legs, it cannot be regarded as fixed or permanent development due to its portable nature, so is not a matter the the Local Authority is able to control under the UK Town and Country Planning Act. This has now enabled me to raise a Hexbeam Antenna into the air without Local Authority reprisal..............RESULT!!
From the age of 16, I worked for 26 years as an Underground Coal Face Electrician in several of Yorkshire's Deep Coal Mines until the UK Conservative Government's systematic and deliberate decimation of the industry in 2005, thus leaving deep coal mining in the UK just a history lesson at school!! Consequently redundancy forced a change of career and I now work in the railway industry conducting electrical maintenance and repair of Yorkshire's commuter trains at a large motive power depot.
Other passions are my XYL Jeanette (Gnet), my Honda Motorcycles, and my two German Shepherd (Alsation) dogs Rory & Khea, the latter of which are not renowned for their good manners and are quite a handful to say the least! but are my personal 'Bodyguards', offering the best shack and motorcycle security available!!
I enjoy collecting QSL confirmations via LoTW, Bureau & Direct, all cards received will be replied to 100%. SWL reports are very welcome also. (Please email me for Direct QSL Address if required).
G0UII webpage: http://www.qsl.net/g0uii
HF/50MHz Transceivers: 2 x Yaesu FTDX5000MP with Heil GM-5 Microphones (Heil PL2T Boom mounted) / Kent twin Paddle CW Key
HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver: Yaesu FT-991 with Heil GM-5 Microphone (Heil PL2T Boom mounted) / Kent twin Paddle CW Key
HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver: Yaesu FT-857D (occasional mobile use)
Microphones: 4 x Heil GM-5, 2 x Heil GM-4, 1 x Heil GM-5.1, 1 x Heil Goldline Pro, 1 x Heil Classic 5, 1 x Heil 20th Anniversary Goldline Presentation Microphone (Limited Edition No. 197 of 200)
HF+6m Amplifier: ACOM 1500 (Max 1.5kw from 1 x 4CX1000A/8168 Ceramic & Metal Radial BeamTetrode)
ATU/Dummy Load: Palstar HF Auto 1800w + Palstar DL5K (5kw) Dummy Load
HF/50MHz Antenna: G3TXQ Broadband Hexbeam 6 Band, UK Manufactured by MW0JZE, Mounted on a CLARK SCAM 12m Military Pump up Mast (Max 12m above ground)
HF/50MHz Antenna: Butternut HF9V Vertical (ground mounted with 12 x 10m radials)
VHF/UHF Antenna (144/430MHz): Watson W-50 Colinear (7m above ground)
Digital Keyer/Interface: Microham Micro Keyer II
Logging Software: Ham Radio Deluxe / Digital Master v6.3
Online Logs: ClubLog
QRV 80m to 10m HF & 6m, 2m, 70cm VHF/UHF
Very Best 73's to all and hope to make your aquaintance on the air.
Member of: Radio Society of Great Britain & Chiltern DX Club
The Mrs, Me, Rory & Khea and my Fleet of Honda Motorcycles
G0UII Log (Hosted by courtesy of Clublog)
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Apologies to any stations not logged between 1993 and 1997, unfortunately all QSO logs and QSL Cards from this period were lost and the only entries listed are ones recovered from eQSL.
Last Update: 08/09/16
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