I have had my call for 50 years in July 2013 and yet I'm still addicted to Amateur Radio !
It amazes me that after all that time I am still learning and finding aspects of the hobby that completely hold my interest. I especially enjoy challenges such as 160 metres and 6 metres. I have worked more than 282 Countries on 160 Metres over the years, with a grand total country score of 345 worked on the HF bands.
G3SED- The picture above shows my home QTH as it was back in 2005 - I have a selection of beams and a Titanex V160S 160 mtr Vertical with 140 1/4 wave radials . For the LF bands I have two 740ft beverage antennas. Below are pictures of my antennas over the past couple of years ( Left ) a Force 12 C31XR, 8 Element 6 metre yagi, and test 24MHz Dipole. (Right) Optibeam OB 9-5, OB 4030 rotary dipole, Comet 4 element 6m beam. I change antennas like my clothes always experimenting and testing new systems!
DXpeditions - I have both sponsored and been involved in many major Dxpeditions including 9M0C, 3B9C, D68C, 3B7C, T32C, JY7SIX, JY8ED and operated as part of the Camel Trophy communications team as G4SMC/LU, G4SMC/CE1, G4SMC/9M6, V31RD. I am a founder member of the 5 Star Dxpedition group and spent many happy years preparing ,supporting and working on major Dxpeditions with what have become lifelong friends.
CT7/G3SED - is my holiday call operating from my holiday Villa on the Algarve coast of Portugal. I have operated for the past 8 years from the Villa using simple wire antennas, low power. The QTH is about 100m above sea level and set 1Km back from the beach, with fantastic take off to the East, West and South. On 6m I use a 4 element Comet Yagi about 12m above ground and Icom IC-7000 transceiver.
G3SED/MM- I love operating maritme mobile from my Jeaneau Prestige 42 Motor Cruiser. I use a Pacific 7.3mtr Fibreglass vertical mounted on the bathing platform with an Icom AH4 ATU and Icom IC-7400 Transceiver. I enjoy playing with a 185ft kite borne vertical on 160 & 80 mtrs off the back of the boat bathing platform too!
Locator : IO90IV County Hampshire
See my G3SED web site for more pictures and information - www.g3sed.com
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