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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. 

I did have for many years a 40M 2ele Vertical Array, this is not in use at my QTH any more.
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 for the other bands.

Currently using on 18Mhz, a Moxon, at 8M above ground, and a single vertical dipole also for 18MHz.

***If you work me on CW, I must apologise for my poor CW. Until July 2014 I had used computer generated CW, not my own. I have been cheating! I reacently built my own CW key, and my CW is a bit rough! ***


73 and hope to see you in my log!

 

Martin, M0HOM / 2E1FVS

You can find me on Skype :martin.2e1fvs


***QSL CARDS***

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.


M0HOM/M

1986 Austin Mini (Piccadilly Edition)


2E1FVS 40M PVAYaesu FT-920 - July 2012


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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