SWL 1979-1982 (BRS 51133). Licence 02/1983 and operational 1983-1991 on VHF/UHF and did well, most of Europe, North Africa and Asian side of Turkey. At that time Yaesu 480R and 780R and with other home brew equipment plus lots of yagi beams (50-70w PEP to 4 x 17 element). Other commitments, less time, non operational 1991-2006 8-(
Became operational again September 2006. Current station- some wire (3.2 kilometres of random length radials as of 12/2012) 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. Option to use the V and vertical together on receive using diversity reception on the Flex.
FlexRadio 5000A + RX2 + ATU (PowerSDR v 2.6.4 /Released 14thApril 2013) and FT897D.
Flex5KA used for 60M on 1/4 wave dipole.
For digital modes F5KA+VAC +VSP Manager+ DM780
The 897D mainly used on 80 and 160 as QRP station - 5-15w. Antenna a relatively small end fed wire via Yaesu FC40 ATU.
Notice of Variation (NOV/Permission to operate) held for 5Mhz /60M band (to 2017) and 472-479kHz/ 600M band (to 2018 ~ 1mW~work in progress!).
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.
Royal Wedding Special call (April 2011) GR6TUH -Please dial this call on QRZ for the latest information.
London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic - Special call GO6TUH. Different QSL cards for each day of medals! Please dial this call on QRZ for the latest information. On this call - longest trip on 100w was Ed, CE3EEA [Chile] on 40M band.
Member of the British Vintage Wireless Society. For further information about the BVWS see www.bvws.org.uk
Current interests are DXing, SOTA 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-)
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