Hello and thanks for looking me up on QRZ.com. My main interests are VHF DX'ing along with 80M & 160M CW.
MY FAVOURITE KEY: BEGALI GRACIELLA
In the Winter months my main interests are US County Hunting and DX working on 80M CW ! So, if you like 80M DXing, look for me during the winter months. I can often be found below 3.515 in the evenings and in the mornings around 07:00 - 08:00. On 80M I run 400W into a 3 Element, switchable, in line phased array running (East/West). I am US County hunter, but on 80M CW only, so if you hear me please call as its hard going from Europe!
I have recently become active on 160 meteres, the antenna is a top loaded vertical "T" with a small amount of inductive top loading. Height to the "T" is 60 feet with a small loading inductance of 28uH at 45 feet. At the moment I only have around 6 quarter wave radials. The antenna top loading "T" is supported between 2 large oak trees. Power output is 400W. It works reasonably well but can't compete with the 160M DX specialists!
On 50 MHz I use the same rig (IC7600) with a 7 Element M squared antenna up 45 feet. Power is 400W from an IC-PW1 amplifier.
The tower with VHF Antennas.
I also operate on 2 Metres, on this band I run a TS2000 and a Linear Amp UK GS35 PA. My main interest on 2M is weak signal, MS, EME, Es, Tropo, Aurora etc. I also use digi modes (WSJT) and unlike some VHFers am happy to embrace the modern day modes although I do much prefer CW. I am more than happy to work EME and MS using modern digital modes or do it the hard way on CW. Antennas on this band are 2 x 12 Ele Msquared, bayed at 50 feet with a GaAs FET masthead preamp.
I am also active on 432MHz. Set-up is a 23 element Flexa Yagi, masthead GaAs FET pre-amp and 200W RF output.
I have recently got going on 70MHz again and on this band use a simple 5 Element Yagi. Equipment for this band is a Transverter converting down to 28MHz with an IC7000 as a tuneable I.F. I have a home brew FET PA running 140 Watts output.
I am more than happy to QSL by any method. I am a member of the RSGB and most cards go out via the QSL Bureau. All QSO's are uploaded onto ARRL Log of the World every few months also.
I will reply to direct cards only if return postage and SAE is enclosed. If I want a card direct I do the same! This includes EME QSO's. Any direct card without return postage will be answered via the QSL Bureau. Please note that the UK Post Office no longer sell or process IRC's, so please do not send as I cannot redeem them. Green stamps ($) are OK.
Thank you for your understanding.
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My other main interest are photography, and in the Summer months flying Gliders or Sailplanes. I am a member of the Southdown Gliding club which is based at Parham airfield, West Sussex in SE England.
I have a half share in a Schemp Hirth Ventus bt glider. This is made from GRP and has a wingspan of 16.6 Metres.
Shown below is a picture of an ASW20 and also a photo taken flyingover the Southdowns National Park, Sussex looking towards the South Coast.
More detailed information can be seen on my home page at http://www.qsl.net/g3wzt
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