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I am 47 years old married with two children a Girl 10 and a Boy aged 6. My brother is MW0UAA and Becky my niece is MW6ZOL. I have worked as a Greenkeeper / Groundsman for 25 years. Including a year in Florida working at The Inverrary Country Club and 11 years at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire UK. I am currently working for a local council as a Groundsman.
Qsl manager for G3ZME,GX3ZME,GX6ZME,G6ZME,GC3ZME,GP3ZME,GB100TMD,GB0WPB,GB8MD see qrz.com for qsl info.
I have been licensed for 7 years in total as M3PNN then 2E0PNN and now M0PNN. Many thanks to Mike G3JKX for the training.
I am active in SSB,RTTY,PSK,SSTV,JT6M,CW with a maxium power of 100 watts.
I have been learning cw for 4 years my first real qso was with W3DF on 29th Dec 2009. Sorry I am still a little slow. I really enjoy cw its added a whole new dimension to the hobby. Thanks to Eric M0KZB for the cw lessons.
I have been building a Genesis G3020 SDR Radio Transceiver QRP Kit M0TOY has helped out alot (thanks Rob) I am getting 2w on 20 meters and 5 watts on 30 meters its great fun. I still have to trouble shoot the low power on 20. I may have to take a wind off an inductor. Its cw only at the moment so if we have had a qso with this little radio thanks !!!
144 MHZ 2 Meters.
27 Countries worked. Best DX 9A1CAL via es and SP1FJZ via tropo.
50 MHZ 6 Meters.
87 Countries worked. Best DX PY1RO Brasil via TEP.
28MHZ 10 Meters.
187 Countries worked. Best DX VK6LW.
24MHZ 12 Meters.
140 Countries worked. Best DX VK6IR.
21MHZ 15 Meters.
140 Countries worked. Best DX VK3TDX.
18 MHZ 17 Meters.
134 Countries worked. Best DX VP6DX.
14 MHZ 20 Meters.
183 Countries worked. Best DX ZL3BD.
10 MHZ 30 Meters.
83 Countries worked. Best DX CO8LY.
7 MHZ 40 Meters.
109 Countries worked. Best DX VK7GK.
3.8 MHZ 80 Meters.
56 Countries worked. Best DX K3LR.
1.8 MHZ 160 Meters.
48 Countries worked. Best DX KM1W.
Total worked all bands and modes 234 with 223 confirmed.
I have a small average garden 30ft long and 20ft wide at the back so large towers, beams etc are out of the question. For HF 40 To 10 Meters I use a radio works Carolina Windom half of which is over the roof of my house.
I have 5/8 wave silver rod cb antenna for 10/12 meters which works very well.
For 80 I use a loop antenna which runs right around my house and garden is just short of 80 meters around fed with twin 450 ohms twin feeder to a 1:1 current balun with 213 coax cable though the shack wall into the house.
For Top band I use a homemade vertical antenna about 14 meters high with a quarter wave 128ft helically wound around it a 9:1 unun then coax to the shack. Counterpoise is 350ft of wire, copper pipes buried in the back garden while the wife was away visiting family.
A large 1:1 current balun is fitted just before the rig with the outer going straight to earth via a solid 6ft copper pipe.
For 6 meters I am currently using a CA 52-HB4-4 element 50MHz Beam antenna its very light weight and works very well. For 2 meters I use a 9 element tonna both are fed with westflex 103. For 70cm/2m repeaters and 6m repeaters I use a GP-15N High Gain Tri Band antenna.
The house on my QSL card is Izaak waltons Cottage where Izaak Walton (1593-1683), the famous angler and author, lived during his retirement. I help to look after the grounds of the cottage as part of my job.
David (MW0UAA) and I operating in 144MHz Trophy Contest from Mid Wales.
David (2W0ZJA) and I operating HF Portable in Mid Wales.
WAB Square (Worked all Britain) SJ71
Locator Square IO82TS
Gqrp Number 13422
Fists Member my number is 14593