Hello. Thanks for looking me up and listening for my signal. I qualified as a amateur radio operator in November 2008 as M6WOW and gained the intermediate licence in June 2009 with callsign 2E0DAI. I passed the UK Full licence Exam and gained the M0YDH callsign in August 2010.
My main interest is in lightweight, portable operations and Summits on the Air in particular. In the English Lake District I also activate summits listed in Wainwright's Pictorial Guides for Wainwrights on the Air.
I am looking forward to plenty of activations in the years to come. SOTA people are a very friendly bunch of souls and the scheme provides an excellent incentive for a long walk ! Sometimes it isn't windy on the summit and the sun shines HI. I attained SOTA Shack Sloth Status in May 2010 and am working towards the hardest award in Ham Radio - SOTA Mountain Goat - 1000 activator points. At my present rate of progress I anticipate reaching this milestone in Autumn 2016.
When operating as Dei MW0YDH/P in Wales calls in Welsh are welcomed. ('Dwi'n hapus iawn i siarad ar y radio yng Nhymraeg. Drosof.) . I have had chatty QSO's in German and can use French and Danish on the radio too. Attempts may be made to use Dutch, Spanish and Polish!
At present I have a Yaesu FT-817ND as my main portable radio, an IC-7100 as my base station and a VX-7R handheld. I operate on high mountains in England and Wales mostly on 2m fm and use HF and 2m ssb on lower hills. It's about pack weight versus activation success. There is also a Wouxun KG699E handheld for 70MHz FM and a Kenwood rig for APRS and FM in the car.
I use a SOTABeam for 144 MHz & 432 MHz SSB [which the silly man has stopped making] at home and on the hill. My first HF antenna was this one:- linked inverted Vee dipole antenna for 3.7 and 7.1 MHz - speaker cable is heavy. My present lighter, linked dipole is based on photos from GW4BVE. At home my antennae are erected in the back garden on fishing poles. The main mast is now a Spiderpole after two regular 9m fibreglass poles have snapped. There's an off-centre dipole threading round 3 sides of my property and an Antron99 vertical is mounted on the fence.
I'm a member of Wolverhampton ARS, the RSGB and GQRP member 12764.
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