Hello from Steve G1XOW in Nottinghamshire, England.
I am a COMPULSIVE DX'ER, and also like a good ragchew with freinds around the world.
My favourite quote "tuning on-air is the sound of an idiot being trained"
My 3 over 3 stack at 20 and 24m, and me in the shack some years ago.
I'm a proud member of the Chiltern DX Club (CDXC), Scotland's DX Association (GMDX) and the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).
My QSL Policy
Licensed for 30 years, I now mainly work DX on 17m, 15m, 10m, 6m bands, I also work on 40 / 80m DX working during the dark months.
I am QRV on all bands from 160m to 6m using the superb Flex 6300 SDR radio - I love it and nothing else comes close.
I've been a computer engineer for over 30 years. I'm a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and have been in the I.T industry since 1982.
My working life started before Microsoft Windows was invented, and MS-DOS was still being developed. I remember well the old green-screen days of CP/M and MP/M operating systems running on a z80 CPU with an S100 bus...do you? I served my apprenticeship in the 3rd Regiment of the Royal Horse Artiliary.
When I'm not playing radio I run a computer service centre in Nottinghamshire. www.southwellcomputercentre.com
IMAGES OF NORTH EAST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
*** click the images for more information about the historic places shown ***
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 you must visit Southwell Minster.
Below is a very frosty morning over the River Trent. 'The River' is one of the largest in England. It's a mile South East from my QTH. The River first rises in the Staffordshire hills to the West before it snakes its way East through Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, finally joining with the River Ouse to become the Humber Estuary near Hull. It then runs out to the North Sea near Grimsby on the East coast.
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 to the left of the tower). The original monastery stood here from around 1119. The current church was rebuilt on the same site around 1853.
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. I was built under a grant from King Henry 1st to the Bishop of Lincoln.
73 de Steve G1XOW
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