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 direct 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 do not send logs to eQSL and please note that after the 1st February 2016 I will no longer respond to Bureau cards for contacts made on or after this date. Direct cards will be answered direct on the day they arrive.
Member of the British Vintage Wireless Society. For further information about the BVWS see www.bvws.org.uk
Current interests are DXing, WAB, SOTA and IOTA.
Other calls held GO6TUH and GR6TUH - details on QRZ.
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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