Updated on 3April 2014
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 in 2012,2013,and plan to do so again this year.Just returned from VU2 land (Feb),thoroughly enjoyed the experience except for "Delhi Belly" during and on my return home.Was tempted to hire a scooter/motorbike but declined,those who have been out there will know why !!!!!.
Me outside U-995 in Laboe ,Germany. (26th June 2013)
My old mate John ( The Legend ) and myself (Goa 2014)
Equipment consists of :-
Tower No1 40ft free standing,also guyed as an extra precaution.
Tower No2 Versatower P60 (HD) was denied planning permission,this will now be mounted on a trailer so it can still be put to good use.Meanwhile the Mendip Planning Dept has informed me that the 3 mast sections,currently stored in a vertical position,must be removed from this orientation.I will comply,though have asked questions regarding the following statement from their Enforcement Dept.
"(The trailer idea is a non starter and would guarantee an enforcement notice)."
Onwards and UPWARDS.
Elecraft K3 with Panadaptor.
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 makes braking the pileups a little easier.
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 / OZ
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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