Hi, thanks for looking at my pages, the handle is Martin.
I got may ham ticket in 1984 and have been active in and around the Stockport and Macclesfield areas.
I have been a member of a number of local radio clubs over the years - RATEC (Radio Amateurs Technical Engineering Club), Macclesfield DRS (GX4MWS - Macclesfield
Wireless Society) where for a short time I was chairman and East Cheshire Radio Group (MX0ECR) since 2000.
I have also been involved with the organisation of the NARSA (Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association) Ham Rally for over 20 years up to 2012.
I am currently living in Hazel Grove with my wife Jayne M3MHJ and after a number of years only being active either mobile or protable I have recently
got set up at home with a radio station again. Installed a mast and SteppIR DB11 and I am working much DX on 20 through 10m. I am looking to get
on the lower bands as 40m is a favorite band and I would like to really try some activity on 80m and LF bands.
I am a keen VHF DXer from portable locations, so I also want to get back on 6m, 4m, 2m, and 70cm from home as well. But you can only do so much with
work and family commitments taking up a lot of time.
The station is KenwoodTS440 Sat driving a Yeasu FL2100z Amplifier, this feeds the SteppIR, thay is used for 20m - 10m operations.
I also have a Yeasu FT897d this is the rig I am using for field operations and will be the VHF / UHF radio in the shack.