'REAL HF MOBILEGROUP' you can find us in firstname.lastname@example.org
05-31/07/2013 gv6uoi special call in commemoration of RSGB Centenary
Mostly operating Pedestrian Mobile with 'BACKPACK' (G6UOI/PM)
Hi, and thanks for taking the time for looking me up on QRZ.
I was born in the City of Liverpool in 1960, and my interest in radio started with a small transistor radio which was purchased for me by my parents as a young boy, I then progressed onto my first real receiver which was a Realistic DX60 (solid state). This really opened the world of radio to me with a small piece of wire out the window of my bedroom. I later progressed to an Eddystone 730/4 which I still have today, and stands with pride and fully operational in my shack.
In approximately 1978 I tried out citizens band radio, and really enjoyed it, then with advice from G8VQC (Alf), I enroled in a course of study for the City & Guilds Radio Amateur Examination (RAE) at Riversdale College of Technology - Liverpool. I was successful and passed the exams, and gained my Radio Amateurs Certificate/Licence (class B) in December 1982.
After being sadly QRT for a long time my cousin G6YEK (thanks Des) re-energised my interest, and since 2008 I have been QRV on 80m thru 6m. I have mixed my interest of the outdoors and amateur radio, and mostly operateHF PedestrianMobile, from the local beach which is approximately 800m from my home QTH, there I have great results on HF.
Outside of Ham Radio, I am a happily married family man with 3 children, I also enjoy Landrover vehicles and off road driving, caravanning, camping, cycling, hill walking, German Shepherd Dogs (GSD).
My main sport interest is that of Rugby Union, which I played at club level until I was 48 years of age (Position - No 2 'Hooker') but alas injuries finally got the better of me and I have had to retire from playing, and now only watch on the touchline.
I am a member of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), I also enjoy beers of the world especially those from Belgium and Germany.
The top photograph is me and my dog (Kobi) who is always near to me when out DXing mobile, as it gives him some excercise also, behind us is the beach radio shack - fantastic RF ground conductivity and what a take off, unrestricted really low angle from my mobile vertical to the south, west and north! The beach is at Ainsdale which is approximately 3 miles (5kms) south of seaside town of Southport and 18 miles (30kms) north of the City of Liverpool.
I am an active member of the 'Realhfmobile Group', the group forum can be found at email@example.com - the group established by G4AKC (Dave) really is about enabling other like minded radio amateurs from around the world who enjoy mobile/portable operation (which includes pedestrian, bicycle, boat/ship, airplane and vehicle modes), to discuss this aspect of our hobby. Group members both nationally and internationally regularly make contact on the forum and on air.
Cheers and beers for QSO and to listeners (SWL'ers), QSL cards welcome via the bureau- 73's de Pete.
Pedestrian Mobile Kit (with Backpack)
/pm antennas currently used: Homebrew full 1/4 wave vertical (20m) with capacity hat, or 9 section telescopic vertical (MFJ 1979) which enable full 1/4w from 20 thru 6m, or monoband helically wound mobile whip antenna's (am-pro/hamstick type) for 40 thru 6.
Power Supply - 2 x 12v - 22 a/h gel cell batteries (1 battery mounted on Backpack, other carried separately);
TOTAL WEIGHT of BACKPACK - 15.4kgs (2st 6lb).
All mounted on an ex Military (Clansman Radio) metal carrying frame 'Backpack'.
G6UOI/PM (20m) with 'Kobi' the dog and trolley (MK1)
GV6UOI/PM (20m) with 'Kobi' the dog and backpack (MK3) - 06/07/2013
G6UOI/PM (20m)'Fairhaven Lake' Lytham St Annes, RealHFMobile group meet - 18/11/2012
Myself(g6uoi), Tony (g7oem), Phil (2e0udx), Dave (g4akc)
Skanti TRP 8255 (definately not used for Backpack ops)
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