Welcome to my QRZ.com page
My name is Matt, I live in the small Shropshire town of Ludlow
The above picture is of myself, about 1/3rd of the way down SOTA summit GW/NW-010 Moel Siabod (Taken In December 2012)
I was first licenced as M3XTL in September 2002, progressing to the intermediate callsign of 2E0XTL in October 2009 before finally passing my Full licence in April 2011 to inherit my Father's (G4OYX) old class B callsign of G8XYJ, this callsign was first issued in 1980 so after 31 years it is back!
The main part of the hobby that I like is operating VHF/UHF whilst on SOTA activations, however recently I have been taking part in the Summitsbase award scheme called HEMA (HuMPs excluding Marilyns) this award scheme is similar to SOTA more details can be found here.
When in the shack I can be found on either
Above is the shack as of October 2012, Yaesu 857 for SSB and PSK 31 on HF, Anytone 4m FM rig, Icom 880 for DSTAR and FM on 2m and 70cm and finally the main rig, the Icom 910HX for 2,70 and 23cm SSB.
As you can see the antennas at home are on a 25 foot pole at the top is a Yaesu 450c Rotator that supports a 10 ele 2m hoirzontal beam with mast head pre amp a 10 ele 70cm horizontal beam with mast head pre amp and finally a dual band DK7ZB 4/5 ele vertical on 2m and 70cm.
Here is a map showing the squares I have worked from IO82 Square on 2m using SSB, FM and Meteor Scatter
Here is a map showing the squares I have worked from IO82 Square on 70cm using SSB and FM
I am a member of the Travelling Wave Contest Group, the groups main interest lies with 80m contesting which unfortunately is not my thing, but i do operate in the 80m CC Data contest for them. I mainlyrepresent the group in the RSGB UKACs taking part in the 2m from home, 70cm/P as (M0TWC/P), 23cm/P and 4m/P.
Also a member of the Hereford Amateur Radio Society (HARS).
Many 73 and hope to meet you on the VHF/UHF Bands soon .
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