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New Address!

Please be aware that we (G8OCV and I) moved on the 2nd February 2016. The address listed above is the new address.

 

About Me

Hi, and thanks for stopping by... I'm George, and I'm a 26 year old university graduate, with a second class upper division (2:1) undergraduate masters degree (with honours) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering (MEng). I am currently studying for a Ph.D in Electronic & Electrical Engineering, working in the research field of wireless sensor networks - I develop MAC layers and algorithms for network coordination & decentralisation. I also look at energy neutrality in wireless systems.

I was first licensed as 2E1ZZZ in June 2002, when I was aged 13. In June 2003, aged 14, I passed my full licence exam and finally became M1GEO. I held M3PKT for a short while alongside M1GEO, to allow HF use on what was a class B (VHF and up) licence.

More about me here.

 

Typical Portable Setup

Most of my operating is done out portable. The image below shows a typical station in the club's caravan, though when not available it comes out in my small tent. The old amplifer keeps the tent nice and warm!

A typical portable station

The antennas are homebrew, the 20 metre 3-element was designed and built by myself and Dad (G8OCV) a few years back. The 15 metre 4-element was made by Dave M0TAZ to a DK7ZB design. It is a monoband 3 element yagi, which performs very well. It's pictured below atop of our SCAM12 (ex-British Army pneumatic mast).  We have several sets of elements tuned for 20, 17 and 15 metres, although changing band requires dropping the beam down and swapping out the wire elements.

 

Interests in Radio

My main interests are in digital modes and VHF/UHF SSB. I run an APRS IGate (M1GEO) as well as having an APRS node setup in my car (M1GEO-7). I run an EchoLink node (M1GEO-L) on UHF and am the repeater keeper for Kelvedon Hatch D-STAR repeater GB7KH.

I also have an interest in WSPR and am active on there as and when time permits. I like designing and building electronic things; radio related or otherwise.

I am often found on the UKAC contests on Tuesday evenings operating G3XBF/p, or on HF with the setups above with a special event call (usually GB0SNB, GB2LRS, GB2TBW, GB4MW, etc).

Please feel free to check my website out, it has a bit more about me, about my technical adventures, and some useful information: My Homepage  There is also an interactive log book for M1GEO.

 

Other Involvements, Clubs & Events

I hold the callsign G3UCL for University College London, as well as MB7UCL for my APRS gateway on the university building in central London (IO91WM). I am a founding member (and secretary) of the Secret Nuclear Bunker Contest Group (M0SNB), a member of The Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society (G4ONP), The EssexHam Group (M0SXA), The Camb-Hams (G3PYE), and the (now defunct) Barking Radio and Electronics Society (G3XBF).

 

Collectables

I collect WAB squares and mine is TQ58. I hold book number 19613 (June 2012).

QRA locator is JO01cn.

IOTA number is EU-005.

ITU zone 27.

CQ zone 14.

I collect QSL cards (see below).

 

QSL Information

I am a collector of QSL cards. I appreciate any cards and always reply with a card. Feel free to express a preference of cards from below. I am happy to pay postage back for direct QSLs to M1GEO, sent to the address above  If you're requesting a direct card for another callsign (GB0SNB), you may consider making a small donation (not mandatory). If you do decide to send money to help with the cost, Euros are preferable to US dollars, but any currency is welcome.

 

Recent QSOs

 

Certificates & Awards

During an industrial secondment from my university to ARM Limited from September to December 2014, I was based in Fulbourn, Cambridge, UK (JO02CE), and regulary attended the Camb-Hambs socials and UKAC evenings as G3PYE/p. When the guys, along with van "Flossie" picked up a couple of certificates, my meagre bit of operating had got my name on the certificates.  Since these are the only certificates I've won in Amateur Radio, I'm making the most of them!

 

G3PYE/p 50 MHz UKAC 2014 G3PYE/p 70 MHz UKAC 2014

 

Below, the certificate for the Powditch Trophy : Leading UK Multi-op station achieving the highest score on 28MHz. With the help of the team, M0TAZ M0UKD and G3SVK (G8OCV in support).

M1GEO - Powditch Trophy 21/28 MHz Contest 2015

 

I recently acheived mixed DXCC after around 18 months of very casual operating. I don't use my own callsign much, so it was nice to acheive something with my own call, rather than a club, contest, or special event station callsign!

M1GEO DXCC Mixed

 

QSL Cards

My standard QSL card

QSL Card

 

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

QSL Card #2

 

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

QSL Card #2

 

73's

Thanks for stoping by. I look forward to working you in the future!

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - M1GEO
Latest Contacts for M1GEO at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
2E0VKH 2015-12-29 2M SSB JO01ef England Steven Hardy
G8DTF 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO83sm England RE PRICE
M1EYP/P 2015-12-29 2M SSB England
G8XTJ 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO91pq England JOHN P FITZGERALD
G0MCV 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO92kr England SANDRA M MORLEY
G4CLA 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO92jl England PS LINDSAY
G3OHH 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO83vc England RA HARGREAVES
GD8EXI 2015-12-29 6M SSB IO74pc Isle of Man RICHARD BAKER
GW4EVX 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO83KE55 Wales RON PRICE
2W0JYN 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO83la Wales s bobby
F1BHL/P 2015-12-29 2M SSB France
G4CRF 2015-12-29 6M SSB AA00aa England CHRIS R FARMAN
G4CRF 2015-12-29 4M SSB AA00aa England CHRIS R FARMAN
M0KSJ 2015-12-29 4M SSB JO01ak England Kevin  
GD8EXI 2015-12-29 2M SSB IO74pc Isle of Man RICHARD BAKER

Book Totals: 3356 qso's   384 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#10148
Granted: 2015-08-17 17:00:02   (M1GEO)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#8746
Granted: 2015-08-17 16:55:02   (M1GEO)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Phone
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