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First licenced in 1981 and have operated as GM4MKR for a period of 4 years. Have also operated briefly as VQ9BY and VP8BFN.

I mostly operate on cw and sometimes on SSB, and can be found on 6 mtr band during the early summer months looking for Es. I enjoy the occasional trip out to a high point to run my 2 Mtr QRP station. A few times each year I operate from my in-laws QTH near Tenby, usually from the garden as GW4MKR/P running 5 watts max from my FT817.

I enjoy cw contests, but never expect to achieve a high score. Having said that, I do have some pretty bits of paper saying I did quite well in various contests!

On most Thursday's I volunteer to operate the RSGB's demonstration station GB3RS located at The National Radio Centre which is at Bletchley Park, the National Codes Centre. The main purpose of this station is to showcase amateur radio to members of the public, and to encourage younger visitors to become involved in our wonderful hobby.

I am a member of the Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society (RNARS) and occasionally operate GB2RN from the Bridge Wireless Office (BWO) of HMS Belfast, the museum WW2 cruiser moored in the Pool of London on the Thames.

Hardware (software?) at my station consists of a Flex 5000a SDR and some nice black boxes made by Yaesu, various keys, and antennas, all home-brew (2014) are;

12m vert for 80/40m
Inverted V Doublet

wideband active magloop antenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wideband Active Small Magnetic Loop (RX) using the LZ1AQ wideband amp (see his website for details)

3 ele LFA yagi for 6M

Super Moxon / 5 ele LFA yagi for 2M portable

5 Band Hex Beam5 Band Hex BeamMagpad

Clubs:

RNARS - 1576
FISTS - 14887
UKSMG - 2708

RSGBRoyal Naval Amateur Radio SocietyUK 50MHz Six Meter GroupFISTS Morse Preservation Society

 

DXCC - CW, 40M, 20M, 15M, 10M

 

 


 

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