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Best practice in Amateur Radio, G1XOW      

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

  • I use Club Log and LotW - I do not send cards unless requested!
  • I do not collect paper cards
  • If you want my card send $2 + SASE to my QRZ address - I QSL direct within days
  • QSL without return postage will get a card returned via Bureau


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.

My Radio

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.


160-10m Alpha 8100 - 2 x GU74b (4cx800a)
6m Hombrew - (was Heathkit SB-220) - 2 x 3-500z, now a dedicated 6m amp


Upper HF bands 3 over 3 stack at 20 + 24m above ground - Cushcraft A3S with A3WS fed in parallel
6m 5 element long boom yagi at 22m above ground
40m band rotary dipole at 20m above ground
60/80m NVIS full sized inverted-V at 15m above ground
80m DX

2 x full sized verticals with folded counter poise (FCP)

Delta Loop with apex at 18m


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



*** 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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. I was built under a grant from King Henry 1st to the Bishop of Lincoln.

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73 de Steve G1XOW

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HB9DNI 2015-01-06 40m SSB JN47gg Switzerland PRANZO STEFANO
IU7BQQ 2015-01-06 40m SSB JN90ci Italy Raffaele Simone
VK3TJC 2015-01-06 40m SSB QF21oo Australia Jim
SM2JDU 2015-01-06 40m SSB JP94eq Sweden ULF JENSNER
UA6LHM 2015-01-06 40m SSB KO85lx Russia Kuts Vladimir N.
UR4LVD 2015-01-06 40m SSB KN89lm Ukraine Vasily N. Pererva
RA4CVT 2015-01-06 40m SSB JJ00aa Russia Vladimir N. Kuprianov
RN3ZGN 2015-01-06 40m SSB KO81wg Russia Sergei Dmitrievich Kovalev
UA6LAQ 2015-01-06 40m SSB KO85ss Russia
OP0P 2015-01-06 40m SSB JO20sm Belgium Paul
HJ4GJO 2015-01-04 40m SSB FJ26ec Colombia Gabriel Ochoa (Gabo)
N2PL 2015-01-04 80m SSB FN30mw United States PAUL A LAMATTINA
GW3XHG 2015-01-04 80m SSB JJ00aa Wales DAVID L GRIFFITHS
VP9BO 2015-01-04 80m SSB JJ00aa Bermuda Ken
F4HHF 2015-01-03 80m SSB JN18fu France KLAUS REISINGER

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