SWL 1979-1982 (BRS 51133). Licenced 02/1983 and operational 1983-1991 - not operational 1991-2006 8-(
Became operational again September 2006. Current station- some wire (3.5 kilometres of random length radials as of 08/2013) with the larger SteppIR MkIII vertical, ground mounted, (40m to 6m) & inverted V for 40. Vertical is 1/4 wave to 17M and then from 15M a 3/4 wave. Also 6 band ( 20-17-15-12-10-6M) Hexbeam which has turned out to be the best antenna I have ever used.
SDR FlexRadio 5000A + RX2 + ATU & FT897D.
For digital modes F5KA+VAC +VSP Manager+ DM780
The 897D mainly used on VHF/UHF, 80M and 160M ~ for HF a relatively small end fed wire via Yaesu FC40 ATU.
Notice of Variation (NOV/Permission to operate) held for 5Mhz /60M band (to 2017).
QSLs welcomed and particularly reports from SWLs which will always be answered. SWLs please make sure you provide your complete and accurate address.
A self addressed envelope is helpful but nothing more.
I send logs to LoTW on a weekly basis. I send, collect and love receiving cards and LoTW is a great addition. I do not send logs to eQSL.
Member of the British Vintage Wireless Society. For further information about the BVWS see www.bvws.org.uk
Current interests are DXing, WAB, and IOTA.
DXCC Phone/Multi band
Member of ARRL & RSGB.
EPC: 13437 ~ EU Area: UK.ES.WE
ITU Zone ~ 27 CQ Zone ~14
WAB TQ42/ Wealden DC - Books 4445,5268,5269,16878.
Best wishes & good luck- Michael
My 1979 Hand drawn SWL card!
Failed activation (2m SSB), of then rare, Worked All Britain Squares on Fan Brycheiniog, Wales (1984).
Descending, very unhappy, left the co-ax in my vehicle 8-(
My antenna and car battery carrier married me so not all bad news 8-)
May 2013 - Work in progress, 40 ft. military pump up mast with 4 element 2M yagi to test mast etc. Later this summer switch to Hexbeam.
September 2013 - Hexbeam
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