I live near the beautiful city of Bath in the south west of the UK and am lucky to have a good radio location at over 540ft asl and a long garden (by uk cabbage patch standards!). I trained as a teacher and youth worker and managed an outdoor activity centre for a local authority for thirty years.Now retired and more of an operator than technician - a jack of all trades and definitely a master of none!
QSL CARDS - PLEASE NOTE:- I no longer use the Bureau and do NOT wish to receive cards. If you require a card, you must mail direct or use eQSL
Main HF rig is an IC 756 Pro 3 with a Heil BM-10 Headset.
Icom 7100 4m/2m/70cm & HF - what a rig!!
Icom 910X - 2m & 70cm
FT 7800 Mobile
Uniden UBC800XLT Scanner
Ameritron AL- 811
Microset SR 200
HF - 80m,40m dipoles. G3TXQ Broadband Hexbeam, kit supplied by Ant, MW0JZE - the best narrow garden HF beam on the planet.
4m - Sirio CX 4-68 vertical
2m - 9 ele DK7ZB with SSB SP2000 pre-amp
70cm - 21 element 70cm Tonna with SSB SP7000 pre-amp
4m ssb - 6 element lfa
Various 2m/70cm colinears - double up for airband/marine listening etc
SW Listening No2 Shack above by the bed
Have always been a keen SWL and scanner enthusiast and have two Uniden UBC800XLT as base VHF/UHF receivers plus the UBC3500XLT handie.bcTools software makes programming the Dynamic Memory systems very easy.
By the bed - above, (the 'comfort zone') I have a small sub-station comprising of :-
Kenwood TS 590S attached to 132ft end fed wire via an external SCG smart tuner plus a Wellbrook Loop - superb receiver combination
Uniden UBC800XLT to a 2m/70cm colinear
Icom 706MK2G to a 2m/70cm colinear
Member of Trowbridge & District ARC, RSGB and Bristol Contest Group. Other interests include The American Civil War, Hill Walking, Birding, and falling asleep in my comfortable chair in the shack. Walking my collie, Oscar (K9/O) sometimes with my handie on the local hills, also takes up a big part of every day
Major interest are the UKAC Tuesday night contests, 2m, 70cm, 4m and 6m mostly from home but occasionally portable. Points to Trowbridge & District ARC.Also member of Bristol Contest Group for mostly AFS contests and field day logistics etc.
Foundation (Novice Licence) Training
You may hear my call sign occasionally being used by students (under supervision by me) undertaking their practical training and assessments for the Bath Radio Classes run by Steve Hartley, G0FUW (see QRZ for contact details re training and examinations for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced)
HF Mobile (static!)
FT 897 + AT 897 LDG autotuner into a range of Hustler verticals plus various loops, dipoles and verticals designed and engineered by G0AQL.
The North Somerset Coalfield
The area I live in was central to the old, historic North Somerset Coalfield. Reminders of this once thriving industry are everywhere - the last coal being brought to the surface in 1973 with the written record going back to the 13th century. It is even possible that the Romans used it in their temple to Minerva in the nearby city of Bath. My QSL card depicts local mining in the 19th century
Thanks for looking me up.
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