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Used GV3YRZ from 15 to 31 July 2013. The "GV" prefix celebrates 100 years of the Radio Society of Great Britain.

GV3YRZ QSL: eQSL (Authenticity Guaranteed), Direct or Bureau.

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A bit of history

First licensed in 1969 as a 16 year old schoolboy. Spent most of my time on 160 metres AM with a homebrew valve transmitter and receiver - couldn't afford anything else! Eventually got hold of a Marconi CR150 receiver which was much better than the homebrew.

SSB after a few years with a Pye Telecommunications SSB125T. This was a hybrid transceiver for the marine and land based commercial market, with only 4 xtal controlled channels and pre-set tank circuit. I modified this with a tunable tank circuit and an external then internal VFO to operate on 160 and 80 metres and this was my rig from the mid 1970's for many years with regular replacement of valves, burnt out resistors and capacitors! There is a bit about the unmodified version here

http://www.pyetelecomhistory.org/prodhist/hfmarine/hfmarine.html

and pictures here

http://www.pyetelecomhistory.org/prodhist/hfmarine/ssb125t/2007-07-07_2-1024p.jpg

http://www.pyetelecomhistory.org/prodhist/hfmarine/ssb125t/2007-08-04-01-1024p.jpg

http://www.pyetelecomhistory.org/prodhist/hfmarine/ssb125t/2007-08-04-06-1024p.jpg Note the pair of TT21's!

By the mid 1990's my circumstances had changed a lot, and I was operating on 2 metres FM mobile only, with a converted PMR rig, and doing a lot of driving, working freelance as a locum.

Present station

My mobile is now an Icom E208 2m/70cm. This works nicely and I have no interest in DStar and so on at present. I have three antennas available, a 1/4 wavelength whip on a magmount, a 2.5/3.8dB dualbander and a 5.0/7.6dB dualband Supergainer. This has been around the country mobile on a regular basis and I also use it as a base station with a homebrew Slim Jim antenna for 2 metres . The rig also seems happy with this antenna on 70cm.

My present QTH is a 2nd floor flat. The attic is an aerial farm! It puts the Slim Jim quite a height above ground level. I have a folded dipole for 20 metres made of 300 ohm ribbon, and a full size but much bent 80m dipole. There is a tuned counterpoise buried under carpets to avoid RF in the shack as an artificial ground. Any (or all) of the wires in the attic can be tuned against the counterpoise as an alternative system.

I finally gave in to a new transceiver, and since September 2013 have been using a Kenwood TS590. Other HF equipment is pretty much retro. Now for backup I have an FT-747 which gave a good account of itself on 20m (and 10m) and a Kenwood TS-520SE.  Other equipment is a Kenwood TH-F7 handheld, an FRG7700 general coverage receiver, and a Tandy (Radio Shack) PRO-2039 Scanner I have had for years, and use mostly for monitoring local 2m/70cm repeaters and nets, and aviation frequencies. I have an homebrew ATU, an MFJ artificial ground tuner, and an oscilloscope, frequency counter and other test equipment available.

Despite the indoor setup I have worked all continents on 20m SSB, and into the USA/Canada on 80m SSB. I plan to get my QSLing up to scratch and apply for some awards. I sometimes spend an hour or so in contests to give some points to the contest enthusiasts!

Professionally I am a litigation lawyer, no high flyer but I enjoy helping people through the system. I work on a "virtual office" basis so the operating desk can also be my office!

See you on 80, 20, 2 or 70cm!

73 John

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