Hello and welcome to my information page on QRZ, if you are here after having a QSO with me then thank you, or if you are a SWL then all reports are welcome and Eqsl's returned.
I was first licenced in July 1997 as M1CBK and then from November 1999 as M0CRY after passing the then required 12 WPM morse test to gain access to the HF Bands.
I am very happily married to my wife Dawn, 2E0WTZ, and we live together in Slade Green, North Kent, close to the banks of the River Thames, and River Darent, and are located approximately 4Km West of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge the (A282) which spans the River Thames to join the North (Thurrock, Essex) and South (Dartford, Kent) sections of the M25 Motorway together.
The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is a 137m high and 812m long cable-stayed road bridge across the River Thames and was opened in 1991 by Queen Elizabeth II.
We normally only use (80m - 6m) from our Home Shack, but weather and time permitting, we can also operate portable using our 60ft mobile tower from various locations.
Station control is switched using the W2IHY Iplus, 3x4 Switch Plus and 1x4 antenna switch equipment. This makes it very easy to change transceivers without needing to swap audio and coax connections and also makes for a neat and tidy installation.
An Electrovoice EV638 High Impedance Dynamic Microphone is fed into my W2IHY 8 Band EQ and EQplus to provide EQ and level control, which is then distributed to the selected transceiver by the Iplus.
Antenna tuners used are a manual tune Palstar AT2K 160m - 6m, and a remotely mounted MyDEL CG-5000mk11 autotuner.
QRO operation at the UK limit of 26dbW can be achieved using an RF Concepts Alpha 8410 with Twin 4CX1000A Tetrodes in parallel for a maximum plate dissipation of 2KW (160M - 10M) with No Duty Cycle Limitation.
Datamode operation, mainly PSK-31 uses HRD DigiMaster DM780 software with either the Kenwood TS590S using USB Audio Codecs or the Flex Radio Systems Flex 3000 using Virtual Audio Cables (VAC) software without the need for any external interfaces, maximum power used for data modes is around 20W - 13dbW
Power SDR version 2.64 is run on an Intel I7-3770 Quad core processor @ 3.4Ghz - Windows 7 - 64 Bit / 16 GB Ram to deliver the required CPU performance for various SDR platforms to run simultaneously without latency.
The RF space SDR IQ is used either as an SDR Panadapter using the 9Mhz IF output from the FTDX5000MP or as a stand alone receiver using SDR Console or Spectravue Software.
Ham Radio Deluxe is used for Cat control and QSO logging with auto Eqsl and HRD log uploads.
Worked all Britain Square TQ57
EchoLink Node 3520
EPC # 21043
EU area is UK.LO.BE
Main Station Transceivers
Electrovoice Model 638 Dynamic Vintage Mic
40m Inverted V
80m Inverted L
Electro Voice Model 638
Station Control for remote antenna switching
RF Deck inside Alpha 8410
Twin 4CX1000A Tetrodes in parallel for a maximum plate dissipation of 2KW
Current shack setup
Flex 3000 Software Defined Radio
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