Thanks for looking me up, My interest in radio began at school in 1970 when my metal work teacher Gordon Day (G3ZWX) gave me the opportunity to build a crystal set. I remember being amazed that I could hear radio stations using no batteries or power at all. I've been hooked ever since. I'm not too interested in communicating via the internet, and D-Star seems to be a solution looking for a problem, so not for me! I prefer just one aerial communicating with another!
My current station includes a Yaseu FT1000 MKV, Icom-7400, Yaesu FT857D, and an Acom 1000 amplifier. Aerials are a Cushcraft MA5B & HB9CV for 2m on a 10 metre high galvanised tower, Homebrew G5RV at approx. 10m, and a X50 vertical for 2m and 70cms. Also not forgetting my Wireless set No.19 Mk3. I enjoy operating portable, and particularly the WFF, Lighthouses and Cashota programmes. My other interests are petrol powered Bikes, Karts, Cars, and anything as fast as possible. My WAB square is SE31.
Below various pictures :-
If you hear me operating mobile or portable, then I'll probably be using this setup :-
FT857D, MAC-200 ATU, & BHI Speaker.
Or Mobile using this :-
Portable at Heath Common Wakefield IO93gq
My Wireless No.19 set Mk3
Trying out the new TS590s while operating GX6LD
Whitby High Light GB2WHL (UK0062)
QRV from Yorkshire Dales, Gordale Scar (GFF-020)
Below: Andy (M0GGR) & Me at Fairburn Ings (GFF214) 17th December 2010 ( -5 degrees )
GB2NSF L-R Nigel (M0MQV), Me & Andy (M0GGR) another great weekend!
World Flora Fauna programme in the Peak District
Setting up the station at Whitby High Light (GB2WHL)
Portable at Bretton Hall (Cashota reference G-018 SH)
My Best mate John (G8GOT) & me enjoying a tinny at Flambourough 2009 (GB2FCL GB2FL)
Another photo from Flamborough
Left to right is John, Robin, George, Me, & Andy
My Shack picture taken March 2010
Electric winch to make raising and lowering the tower much easier
Andy (M0GGR) and Me at the Temple Newsham steam fair (GB2TER)
Finally, Worlds best ever bike, My Fazer 1000
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