Bore da! and many thanks for looking me up on QRZ. My ham radio interests include 10m/VHF/UHF as well as rag-chewing on 80/160m plus some low band DXing during the winter months.
I enjoy 'making stuff' (especially antennas) and chatting on the wireless 'about stuff'' =GW0-I-Really-Waffle!
In addition to the information here on QRZ.com you can also visit www.GW0IRW.net
QTH/Location: My Welsh QTH is located near the bottom of a valley close to the River Teifi, which is really poor for VHF communication, but the RF ground here is VERY GOOD so on the lower HF bands it makes woking some DX that 'little bit' easier :O)
All of my HF wire antennas are supported by tall trees - mainly Ash - along the edges of the farmland beside and behind the house.
RX Antennas: 900ft Beverage at 285 degrees (WNW), 240ft Beverage at 45 degrees (NE), Small Recieving Loop plus a W3DZZ at 1m AGL for local noise pick-up and phasing/noise cancelling.
VHF Antennas: 70cm 19ele Tonna, 2m 9ele M2, 6/4m dual-band 5ele, 6m Halo (Rx Only) and 10m Half Wave Vertical (Rx Only).
/P Antennas: 23cm 55ele M2, 70cm 28ele M2, 2m 9ele Tonna, 6m 5ele Tonna, 4m 5ele, 10m 4ele, HyGain 3ele Tri-Band, various 'kite-launched' wire HF antennas + 20-35ft rotary mast and/or an 80ft mobile tower.
HF Equipment: FT1000MP MK1, FT990, various AMU's and a trusty old FL2100Z amplifier providing up to about 350 watts output.
VHF Equipment: FT847, IC706 MK1, FT225RD+Mutek, MM 23cm Transverter, Mast Head Pre-amps for 70cm, 2m & 6m plus a Naigai 144XL Amplifier (4CX350F) on 2m.
Portable Activity: When in Wales I'm normally active during the UKAC on Tuesday evenings - 6m, 4m, 2m & 70cm - either from the home QTH, "Long Wood" just at the top of hill behind me (both in IO72XD) or from a Forestry Commission site near Aberaeon at 1000ft ASL (IO72WF) which has a pretty good take-off in all directions.
Contests: I'm a keen VHF/UHF contester and active member of thePembrookshire Contest Group (GW2OP). Recent results include 3rd Place (Open Section) VHF Field Day 2011 & 2nd Place (Open Section) VHF Field Day 2012. So no pressure for 2013 then!!!
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