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Hello and greetings from Dartmoor, (WFF reference GFF 004 ) thanks for looking me up on QRZ, I am active on 80 to 10 metres and 2 metres and 70 cms locally. Shack and antennas are simple as you can see below but give me a lot of enjoyment.
Photograph above right is near Hay Tor on Dartmoor looking north. About 5 mile from my home, below, my QSL cards are photographs taken near to the village Widecombe on the Moor, and just to the north of Hay Tor on Dartmoor.
I live in a small village which sits on the eastern side of the Dartmoor National Park, I am a Paramedic working in nearby Newton Abbot. Previous (still listed) calls M6AIV and 2E0CKY.
Interested in radio, aviation, kayaking, photography amongst many other hobbies! I have a great love of Cumbria and the Lake District..always pleased to hear from and work stations in that area!
Icom IC 718, Yaesu FT817, FT60E, FT7900 (mobile mostly)
Baofeng UV5R , and UV5RC. Tait ex PMR for 2 metres
MFJ 941E Versa Tuner, and MFJ 945D
BHI noise cancelling speaker.
Yaesu VR120 and VR 500 wide band scanning receivers.
Sometimes...I just listen! An old Bush radio from 1963.
Offset Dipole for 40 to 10 metres (excluding 12 metres)
Inverted Vs for 12 and 40 metres(also used on 15 metres)
Inverted L primarily for 60/80 metres but back up antenna with ATU on most HF bands.
Dipole for 60 metres centred on 5.3 mhz
Comet GP3 VHF/UHF vertical, and a portable Inverted V link dipole for 60 to 17 metres.
Very lucky to have a lovely place to live with my lovely family and play with my toys(!) here in the South Devon.
Also connected to the internet!
Information on Dartmoor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmoor
Below are pictures of my portable operating on Dartmoor, just a mile east of Hay Tor, a simple inverted V for 60, 40 , 20 and 17 M and my FT817...fun if its warm and sunny!
Below, operating on 5 Mhz from about a mile SE of Widecombe in the Moor, (SX67) on 60 M. In the background is the portable inverted V and this is the exact place my QSL card image was taken.
I do operate a little mobile with either a Yaesu Ft2800M or FT817 with a simple magmount antenna. Was great in France (the last couple of years since having a full licence) talking to the locals on route from the ferry at Roscoff to our holiday locations, and also on trips to other parts of the UK .
Getting a talk in to my airshow visits at Duxford from GB2IWM is excellent ! And I was proud to be able to operate from the station there too on all my recent visits.
Thanks to G8IDL pictured below,
who provides very useful traffic avoidance information on my regular visits!
The wonderful Lake District, lovely holidays and recently some radio operation too..with breakfast!
Lovely holidays in France since 2013 with my full licence a little radio play too!
If you worked my F/M0RIF call ..this was the simple shack set up om most occasions!
60 meter band operation.
On this band I have a simple dipole antenna 6 meters high, with the inverted L as a back up.
I operate portable on 60 metres when I get the chance, with a Yaesu FT817and a portable inverted V, usually from Dartmoor
I keep a watch on the top part of the band on a regular basis always up for a sked or some antenna tests on this band!
I am one of several GB2RS news readers on 60 meters, listen on 5398.5 normally on a Sunday at 1600 UK time, currently 1500UTC, you might hear me!
Dartmoor above, and River Dart below, where we love to enjoy the outdoors!
Trevina, sadly no longer with us but remains in our thoughts, guarding the antennas!
Wire in the sky.
A thing of beauty!
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