Besides Ham Radio I enjoy being a Freemason,currently a member of St.Dunstan's Lodge (7973) which meets in Glastonbury,Somerset.Still getting an adrenilin rush whilst riding my Honda Blackbird around the countryside.Rode the bike to Friedrichshafen last year (2012),and again this year (2013) calling in on my European tour on the motorbike,no passengers this time around !!!!!!,see below,The show was not so busy this year,no doubt the economic recession is biting everywhere,nevertheless it was good to literally bump into old friends.
I must remember to keep within the speed limits !!!!!
Me outside U-995 in Laboe ,Germany. (26th June 2013)
Equipment consists of :-
Tower No1 40ft free standing.
Tower No2 Versatower P60 (HD),provided I get planning permission.
Obviously upset somebody already as the "Planning Enforcement Officer" coming on 1 Aug to inspect,watch this space.
Permission denied on 11.11.13,appeal pending.
Elecraft K3 with Panadaptor.Hell of a combination and what a learning curve.
Icom 737A, a gift from JY1
Paddle is a V22,presented to me by G4DZW,sadly now SK (8Nov 2012)
Antennae :- Cushcraft A4S @ 46ft and A3WS @ 40ft.,that's me about 30ft up the tower.
Butternut HF9V for 80mts : 40mts : 30mts,with 30mts modification by G4DZW,no more blown capacitors !!!!!
Helical wound vertical for 80mts.
Centre loaded vertical for 160mts.
TL922 dictates I don't spend too much time in the pileups.
Over the years have activated the following callsigns.
GB111HP : GB90WWI : M0AAV : GQ4PLY : 9H3FL
GB0YEZ : GV2CJC : GR5MS : G6JWK : G4PLY/ W2 / EA6 / F / ON / DL / PA / LX / HB9
Team member in 2011 IOTA contest on Flatholm Is (EU124) GW8K ,and outside of contest GB5FI
Below is when I had a head of hair,but who is with me,email me with your answer.
Congratulations to Gerald G8AKL for being first past the post.It was indeed my old friend Father Moran 9N1MM
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