Note: from 18th November to 1st December 2013, I will be active with the callsign EA8/G7COD on all bands from 40 to 6m inc WARC Bands using SSB & CW from Playa Del Cura, Island of Gran Canaria Locator IL27DT.
eQSL & LoTW will be uploaded after the activation. For direct qsl cards please include 2 US Dollars. Please do not send IRC's as these are no longer accepted in the UK. QSL's sent direct with IRC's will be returned via the buro.
Other callsigns used: D2AK,8Q7AK, 8P9KA, F1VFD, EA6/G7COD/A,EA8/G7COD/A, ON/G7COD/A, EB8/G7COD/A and GM7COD/A.
QRP Amateur Radio Club International 1000 Miles Per Watt Award SSB # 3146
NAQCC Simple Wire Antenna 1000 Miles Per Watt Award CW # 0104
NAQCC 30-30 CW Award # 0009
ISWL Verified Pacific Ocean Bronze Award # 034
ISWL Verified African DX Diploma Gold Award # 036
ISWL Verified Americas Gold Award # 022
ISWL Worked Commonwealth Gold Award # 024
ISWL Verified Continental Award # 562
ISWL Verified ITU Zone Award # 439
ISWL Verified DXCC Century Club Award # 771
ISWL Worked European Gold Award # 52
Note QSL information below:
FOR ALL CALLSIGNS USED, please send your qsl via G7COD either via the buro, direct, LoTW or eQSL.
Note: For direct QSL's please include self addressed envelope and 2 US Dollars. Please do not send IRC's as these are being withdrawn in the UK.
All direct cards with insufficient postage will be returned via the buro.
I live on a working sheep farm in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside some 25 miles Northwest of the city of Leeds at 135 feet above mean sea level.The buildings in the centre of the photograph above, is where I live. I qualified for my amateur licence passing the old format Radio Amateurs Examination (RAE) in 1988 from the Rotherham College of Arts & Technology in South Yorkshire. However before this time I was active in radio as a Short Wave Listener for many years.
Interests include antenna theory and building, HF Dx-ing, Propagation and operating my own Dxpeditions.
QRV on all HF Bands, 6 and 2 metres using SSB, CW & FM.
For HF I use Icom 756 Pro 3, DX88 ground mounted vertical with 17 underground radials and 6 elevated radials, 17 metre dipole, Icom IC 7000, MFJ 994 and 929 Auto Atu with Heil Pro Set HC4 Headset and Heil PR40 studio mic.
Antenna for 6 metres is a homebrew dipole in the loft. The antenna for 160 metres is a 130m Long Wire 10m above ground level and connected to a homebrew 6:1 UnUn orientated NW-SE.
For 2 Metres I use a Trio 9130 multimode and/or Icom IC 7000 to a 3-element homebrew ZL beam in the loft and for portable/SOTA use, I operate a Yaesu FT 817ND and Kenwood TH F7E dual band 2M/70cm handheld.
Also a member of the Radio Society of Great Britain, Yorkshire Dales Contest Group (M0YCG),Croatian Telegraphy Club # 1195, European CW Association, Flying Pigs QRP Club # 2098, North American QRP CW Club # 4668 and Zebulon Contesting Club # 94.
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