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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! I don't collect cards. If you want my card please send $2usd with SASE to my QRZ address. I will QSL directly within days. QSLs without return postage will be returned via the Bureau (months / years)


Licensed for 30 years, I now mainly work DX on 17m, 15m, 10m, 6m bands, I also concentrate on 40 / 80m DX working during the darker months.

My Radio

I am QRZ on all bands from 160m to 6m using the superb Apache Labs Anan-100 SDR radio, I love it and nothing else comes close.


  • HF...Alpha 76a with 3 x 8874 (3 x 3cx400a7) triodes. 400w o/p (UK legal limit) capable of 1.5KW
  • 6m...Heathkit SB-220 with 2 x 3-500zg - my homebrew conversion to dedicated 6m amp, 1KW.


Upper HF bands 3 over 3 stack at 20 + 24m above ground
6m 5 element long boom yagi at 22m above ground
40m band rotary dipole at 20m above ground
60/80m NVIS full sized 80m douoblet at 9m above ground
80m DX Two in-phase full sized verticals in G


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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