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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 using 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 homemade. I like playing with different antenna's for the different HF bands, so I am often changing what I use for antenna's, and bands I operate on. Pictures below of a few creations.

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!

A member of the Finningley Amateur Radio Society (FARS) which hold the calls GØGHK + G7HAH, so you may find me operating the club station. 


73 Martin, MØHOM / 2E1FVS

You can find me on Skype :martin.2e1fvs

See if you are in my Logbook here, I'll upload my log usually once a month.

This service is provided by the brilliant Clublog.org


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!


2E1FVS 40M PVA Yaesu FT-920 - July 2012

The temporary homebrew 3ele 21MHz beam. Wire elements, fishing rod elements, PVC Pipe boom. My MMANA claimed 11.6dBi forward gain, and a F/B of 15.1dBi, if it was actually anything near that in the real world, I'll be surprised!


As of March 2016 I started looking at going /M as an alternative to battling with local electrical noise from the home QTH.
A Yaesu FT-100 (very kindly donated to me by a local ham,), and a 14MHz base loaded 1/4wave mobile whip, around 9'(2.8M) in length, on a magnetic mount.

Another big interest of mine is the Classic Mini, I have a 1986 Austin Mini. Sadly the Mini is currently off the roads and hibernating in the garage awaiting yet more work, I've been chasing Iron Oxide around it for a number of years now!



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 the Buro get cards for this call, they will be DESTROYED!

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

Wenn Sie benötigen oder eine QSL von mir möchten, bitte QSL DIRECT an die obige Adresse.

Ich bin kein Mitglied der RSGB so kann ich nicht über das buro senden oder empfangen Karten.

Wenn das Buro bekommen Karten für dieses Gespräch, werden sie zerstört werden!

Wenn ich erfordern eine QSL für meine eigene Sammlung, werde ich eine Karte mit Rückporto senden DIRECT.

Se avete bisogno o volete una QSL da me, si prega di QSL diretta all'indirizzo di cui sopra.

Io non sono un membro della RSGB quindi non posso inviare o ricevere carte tramite la buro.

Se il Buro ottenere carte per questo invito, verranno distrutti!

Se ho bisogno di un QSL per la mia collezione, manderò una carta fuori DIRETTA con affrancatura di ritorno.

Если вам нужно или хотели бы QSL от меня, пожалуйста, QSL DIRECT по вышеуказанному адресу.

Я не член RSGB поэтому я не могу отправить или получить карты через Buro.

Если Buro получить карты для этого вызова, они будут уничтожены!

Если мне требуется QSL для моей коллекции, я буду отправить открытку прямые с возвращение марки.

Si necesita o desea una QSL de mí, por favor QSL DIRECTO a la dirección antes mencionada.

Yo no soy un miembro de la RSGB así que no puedo enviar o recibir tarjetas a través de la buro.

Si el Buro conseguir tarjetas para la presente convocatoria, serán destruidos!

Si yo necesito una QSL para mi propia colección, voy a enviar una tarjeta a cabo DIRECTO con franqueo de vuelta.

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