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Hello and welcome to my QRZ page - David (G6ENN)

I was licenced back in 1981 but only recently returned to the hobby after a long break.

I bought a Yaesu FT270 in October 2010 and took it up to the Lake District at Christmas/New Year, where I discovered WOTA
(Wainwrights On The Air), made lots of new friends and got well and truly bitten by the radio bug once more!

The photo below was taken in June 2012 and shows me using a home made 2m/70cm end-fed co-axial dipole to
activate the summit of Rannerdale Knotts near Buttermere in the Lake District.

On a recent trip to the Lake District (March/April 2013) I was able to activate 9 summits. The following picture was
taken on the summit of Whiteless Pike on a very cold day:

The following video was taken on the same day on Wandope and shows me activating this summit for Wainwrights on the air:

 

 

On a previous trip to the Lake District, I took some video during a therrmal inversion, letting us walk above the clouds:

On a recent trip to the Lake District I made a short video of me using my FT-817 on 40m from the summit of Hen Comb:

At home, I'm using now a Yaesu FT-991.
I also own: Yaesu FT-1900, 2 x FT-817, FT-270, FT-80 and for mobile an FT-857.

Below is my office - can you spot the Yaesu FT-991?

I really enjoy building simple wire aerials. Here are some photos of my nested dipoles, delta loops (6m and 10m experiment on the same pole).Also, my 2m delta loop - flying a Union Jack smiley:

My nested dipoles for 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters

 

A recent project has been with a version of magnetic loop antenna. It uses a hula hoop that has a screened multi core cable running through it to form the outer loop. By adding a switch to make use of the second gang of the tuning capacitor, it will tune from 60 to 10 meters. In terms of contacts, I have had best results on bands between 20 and 12 meters, but have had contacts on 40 through to 10 meters. My best DX was on 15 meters with a station in Wisconsin USA.

 

Here are two short videos of contacts made using the homemade magnetic loop antenna

Recently, I have been enjoying working HF portable QRP with my FT-817 and built a linked dipole which has worked very well for me. The simple design uses a 7m fishing pole to hold the dipole up in an inverted-v shape. It has links for 12,17, 20 and 40m bands. I do sometimes add extensions to give me 80m. All of the dipoles are resonant and do not require any form of matching unit.

Below, is a short video showing the dipole being deployed and used:

Here is a diagram of the version that I built:

I have great fun operating push-bike mobile on 2m/70cm using an end-fed co-axial dipole ...

The G6ENN push-bike mobile

I also built an end fed co-axial dipole for 6m, seen here on top of my car:

The G6ENN 6m mobile

Hope to hear from you soon.

73 - David

p.s - very proud of my certificates for working Cumbrian Lifeboat stations...

Worked Four Cumbrian Lifeboats Award

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Granted: 2015-03-12 17:50:02   (G6ENN)

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