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Best practice in Amateur Radio, G1XOW       Skype name: G1XOW-Steve

Hello from Steve G1XOW in Nottinghamshire, England. I'm a COMPULSIVE DX'er. I also like to have a good ragchew with freinds around the world.

My 3 over 3 at 20 and 23m above ground; me in the shack some years ago; Apache Labs Anan-100 SDR...


I am a proud member of the Chiltern DX Club (CDXC), the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).

QSL Policy: I use ClubLog and LotW for electronic QSL. I do not send cards unless requested!

If you need a card please send $2usd with SASE to my QRZ address. I will happily QSL directly with you within days. Any QSL cards without return postage will be returned via the Bureau (months / years)


Licensed for almost 30 years. I now mainly work DX on 17m, 15m, 10m and 6m bands. I am QRV on all bands from 160m to 6m using the truely superb Apache Labs Anan-100 SDR as my primary radio...I love it !

Alpha 76a with 3 x 8874 (3cx400a7) triodes. Can easily run legal limit from 160-10m, around 1.5KW max o/p keydown.

Heathkit SB-220 with 2 x 3-500z - Homebrew conversion to 6m. I did a complete stripdown and full rebuild of this amp as a dedicated 6m amp, around 1KW max o/p keydown.

HF - 3 over 3 stacked Cushcraft tribanders For the upper HF bands (20-10m) I run a stacked pair of 3 element yagi antennae. They are the Cushcraft A3s and the Cushcraft A3w and they are fed in parallel with a combination of coax and 450R ladder line.

6/10M - 12 element 6/10m dual-band yagi (9m boom). It has 7 elements on 6m, and 5 elements on 10m.


I'm a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and have been in the computer industry since 1982 (that's pre-Windows and even pre-DOS operating systems to you). I remember well the green-screen days of CP/M and MP/M on z80 CPU with an S100 bus...do you?

These days when I'm not playing radio I run my own computer service / repair centre in Nottinghamshire. See www.minstercomputers.com or www.southwellcomputercentre.com


*** Please click the images for more information about these historic places ***

Below is Southwell Minster. This is just 3 miles north of my QTH. 'The Minster' is the Cathedral and Diocese of Nottinghamshire. It was build in 1884, and is open to the public daily. If you are ever in the East Mindlands at any time you must make a visit.

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Below is a very frosty morning over the Mighty River Trent. 'The River' is one of the largest in England. It is 1 mile South East from my QTH. The River rises in the Staffordshire hills to the West and snakes its way East through Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire before joining the Humber Estuary near Hull, which carries it out to the North Sea near Grimsby on the East coast.

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Below is the Priory Church of St. Peter. our local parish church in Thurgarton Village. This church is 250 metres from my QTH (I'm just behind the trees left of the church). The original monastery stood here from around 1119. the current church was rebuilt on the same site around 1853.

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Below is what remains of Newark Castle, about 7 miles North East of my QTH. The castle is thought to date back to around 1135 it was built under a grant from King Henry 1st to the Bishop of Lincoln.

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