First licensed in August 1957 as G3MWV/T and a member of RSGB for more than 56 Years. I have been active on all bands up to UHF for 56 years . My location is less than .5Km from the North Sea at 33M ASL. Over the years I have done a lot of home construction, my first EME was on 144 Mhz in 1980 using 2-12 element quads. I was using 1Kw with NOV permission. 2010 was the first EME on 50MHz. I operate 1.8 thru 432 Mhz with up to 400 watts using an EXPERT 2K-FA amplifier to obtain very linear output with very low drive power.
My extra heavy duty mast has a mini antenna farm at 22 Mts supporting a 34 Mt long doublet with 600 ohm open wire feeder for the LF bands. The main HF beam is a 6 element coupled resonate array for 14Mhz + 28 Mhz + 5 element LFA Yagi on 50MHz. All beams are home built. These beams using some carbon fibre in the construction. For VHF 2 5 element LFA Yagis on 145 MHz and Vert 9 element on 432 MHZ all with balun systems. The antennas have low loss coax cable with feeds underground. I also have 8mt tall centre loaded vertical for 160 mts. Under the mast is a extensive earth mat with some 230 Y radials some out to 150 meters.
I worked for the British Government in telecoms for a total of 34 years, retired in 2000 when I was made a member of the Imperial Service Order by HM The Queen.
My other intrests includes my Border Collie Dog called Radar and travel. In 1980 I went part way up Mt Everest. I love long distance train travel, having travelled on most of the worlds famous trains. This year 2013 for the second time I went round Australia on the rail network. I have visited Antarctica several times,in 2009 crossing the Antarctic Circle to 68 S to the British E base at Stonnington. In 2011 I went to the island of Jan Mayen then on to Svalbard. I then went north in the High Arctic and close to the North Pole.
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