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I'm based in the city of Chelmsford (45km from London) and my interest in amateur radio started at an early age. During my early teens, there was lots of SWL'ing on HF+2m along with learning CW. Originally intending to take the RAE in 1994, it wasn't until 2001 that I got my "ticket" after passing what was then known as the C&G RAE and the Morse test to get the old Class A (now known as the Advanced/Full) licence.

Now, on the wrong side of 30, I operate mostly HF, typically CW+SSB plus PSK, RTTY and JT modes. I like to experiment with aerials and all those in use here are home-brew - Typically, I use a fan-dipole for 40m through 10m and, occasionally, a home-brew CobWeb. Operation on 160m/80m will be with an Inverted-L though this is a seasonal antenna.

If you're hearing me and I'm out /P - the equipment I'll be using is shown on below: FT-857D, LDG YT-100 auto-ATU (used sparingly) and either a 7Ah or 12Ah battery. These all fit into my home-brew Porta-Frame made from 15mm copper pipe, soldered and sprayed with "Hammerite" along with an Android application called tabLog which I use on a 9-inch tablet.

QTH :

Chelmsford, Essex - 45km North East of London

Locator / WAB Square : Home QTH : JO01FS / TL60
If /P at Chignal St James : JO01ES / TL60 - 2 miles west of Chelmsford
If /P at Galleywood Common : JO01FQ / TL70 - 2 miles south of Chelmsford
Aerials : 160m/80m : Inverted-L (seasonal - usually October-March)
40m-10m : Fan-Dipole 15ft AGL. Linear-loaded elements on 40m.
40m+30m : 1/4wave Vertical. Ground-mounted, telescopic
6m : 3ele Yagi (seasonal - usually April-September)
6m/2m/70cm : Diamond V-2000

For /P:
40m Inverted-V Dipole - also have a pair of wires for 20m
2m Slim-Jim - made from 450-ohm ladder-line

QSL Policy : No Buro or Direct Paper Cards, please!
eQSL and/or LoTW is OK but I have neither the time (or space) for paper cards, sorry.

For more information, please visit my website which is http://www.m0pzt.com - You may also find me active on Twitter, so if you wish to follow me - I'm @M0PZT

Thanks for your interest...

Charlie M0PZT

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