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After nearly 17 years of been 2E1FVS, I have finally (11-March-2014) upgraded to a Full Advanced Licence. I shall miss my old 2E1 call, but times change!

I currently still have my old 2E1 call. I don't think I'm quite ready to surrender it just yet!!

I only have a small station, a Yaesu FT-920, with antennas which have all been mainly verticals of some sort, until 2014, I have been playing with different antenna's for the higher HF bands, 15 & 17M. 

21MHz 3ele mono band wire beam, @ 7(ish)M

18MHz, Wire Moxon @7(ish)M

14MHz Vertical Dipole

I did have for many years a 40M 2ele Vertical Array, this is not in use at my QTH... for now.
For full details and a write up on my 2el PVA - Click Here!

I do like to play about with antennas, so I am often changing what I use for antenna's.

I've picked up CW this year, I'm getting there, but still apologies if there was a lot of errors! 

73 Martin, M0HOM / 2E1FVS

You can find me on Skype :martin.2e1fvs


If you need or would like a QSL from me, please QSL DIRECT to the above address.

I am not a member of the RSGB so I can not send or receive cards via the buro.

If I require a QSL for my own collection/awards, I shall send a card out DIRECT with return postage.

73 and hope to see you in my log!



M0HOM Station Photo's

2E1FVS 40M PVAYaesu FT-920 - July 2012

The homebrew 3ele 21MHz beam (with a 7MHz vertical that insisted it be included in the photo).

Wire elements, fishing rod elements, PVC boom.

My modelling software claims 11.6dBi forward gain, and a F/B of 15.1dBi, if it's actually anything near that in the real world, I'll be surprised! 


1986 Austin Mini (Piccadilly Edition)

A little history for those interested!

I've always been around Amateur Radio since I was a youngster. My father, and my grandfather were both licenced, which makes me the 3rd generation of Ham in the Hotchin family.
I can remember visitng (maybe annoying) my dad in his shack whilst he spoke to my grandfather on the radio. I remember visiting my grandfather's also, and visiting (maybe annoying) him in his shack in the attic.
I got in to Amateur Radio back in the mid '90s when my father, John  G4ATA  let me have the use of a Uniden Bearcat VHF scanner, amongst the VHF Airband and utility services, I was given a list of the 2M Amateur Radio repeater frequencies, you could say the rest is history.Exactly how it came about I can't remember, but I was enrolled on to the Novice RAE at the Huddersfield Tech Collage. I was trained up by Gerald, G3SDY and passed the Exam in 1997. After I was issued my call I had the use of my Dad's Kenwood TH47E 70cms handheld, and I was a regular on the repeaters for a while.Not quite sure what caused it, probably due to things like, Beer, YL's, and things with wheels, I spent a few years QRT, again I owe it to my Dad, who rekindled the interest, after rekindling his own interest in the hobby, we've both been back QRV from August/September 2007.

I shall be forever endebted to my Father,  John G4ATA, for introducing me to the hobby, and his help to keep me QRV.

Circa 2009/2010 at G4ATA's QTH, probably chasing some DX on the lowbands!

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