My name is Dennis Easterling. I live at 14 Brunswick Close, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. SG18 0DA. England UK. Locator IO92UC, about 40 miles North of London.
I operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 at powers from 5 to 40 watts depending on the band. Having a small garden, 10 x 10metres, my antenna opportunities are limited and as follows:-
Main antenna 'T'/Unmbrella with 20m top extending between the houses to the front garden Height 9m centre dropping to 7m at ends, with the feeder arranged to act as a 40m dipole or shorted to act as a vertical. With suitable loading coils, the 'T' is used on 600m, 160m and 60m bands. A 3 band co-linear mounted 8m from the house roof covers 6m, 2m and 70cm, although I mainly use 2m FM. Rigs are a Yaesu FT-817 and various amplifiers and home brew units. For RX on MF and 160m I use a PA0RDT homebrew miniwhip on a 9m pole or a Wellbrook loop. Recently I have been involved with VLF reception using the miniwhip.
My career was in radio and electronics, and I was a regular shortwave listener and home brew enthusiast, and have been licensed since 2005.
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