I'm Rob, and I live in the Elham Valley in South Kent, near Folkestone. Starting out in this hobby as a schoolboy SWL back in the early 70s, I've been licensed since 1982; first as G6IGI, before passing the Morse test to gain my class A call in 1994.
I operate mostly CW on 40 through 10Mtrs, and SSB on 60Mtrs.
My station is very simple, being just an Icom IC-7200 feeding a 30Mtr long doublet antenna at about 8Mtrs AGL. The antenna is no more scientific than it fits the available space, but works very well on 80, 60 and 40Mtrs for inter-G and nearer Eu contacts with some dx at times on the higher bands. In my car I have a dual-band VHF/UHF radio so that I can annoy the locals when out and about! The latest thing here is DMR, and I have just bought a Hytera PD785. I can often be found lurking on the local repeaters GB7CK and GB7AS when out walking.
When not playing radio I like to go here http://www.headcornaerodrome.co.uk/index.html and play aeroplanes. I'd love to go for a PPL, but there are more pressing things to spend the money on at the moment (food is one!). Maybe when I win the lottery . . .
*** I DO NOT QSL***
I have so many cards now that I really do not need any more. Sorry, but I don't have the space or the time!
En route to the pub! (April)
Same view in June (Sarah and Sadie having a rest).
View towards Folkestone - The train is the Eurostar.
Towards home from the South West (November).
Towards home from the South East (June).
Village church and playground.
Sadie and me on the hills overlooking the English Channel (September).
Me again - don't ask!
Me and G-ADGT (DH82A Tiger Moth). They let me drive it too! It crashed a few months after this photo; happily both guys walked away with just minor injuries.
At the pub! ("The King's Arms", Elham)
View of The Square, Elham, from the top of St Mary's Church - Featuring The King's Arms!
*Photo by permission of The Elham Valley Website: http://www.elham.co.uk
Le Tour de France - July 2007:
Le Tour visited England in 2007 and this is "Côte de Farthing Common", just a couple of miles from home and near one of my /P locations.
An amazing atmosphere, and really good fun!
The walk to work - I used to work at the radio station on the hill.
New Toy! Schuenemann Einhebel 2. An excellent piece of engineering, and a joy to use.
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