Hello and thankyou for looking me up.
Me on the summit of Mt Snowdon in North Wales and the views from the trig point.
My name is Gareth or Gaz.
I have been licensed since 2004 as M6CNG and passed my 2E0 on 26th of april 2013.
I use 2mtrs FM most of the time but I do use 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 10meters SSB and all Digi modes.
Anyway, a few details for you.
The working conditions are:
MFJ-949D ATU (not really needed or used).
A G5RV at 50ft , facing east west
VHF/UHF I run a Diamond X700H colinear (4x 5/8th wave on 2m and a lot more on 70cm) at 50ft above the ground and fed by Westflex 103.
Digi master Pro plus and DRM780 for digi modes.
HRD for logging/remote opps.
M.H.L - IO-92-JG
W.A.B - SP56
ASL: 500ft or 152.4 meters, ish :)
Candidate No: 24178
Licence No: 1-233837126
My Antenna's and Station.
(Diamond X700H in hand)
I live in the small market town of Daventry in Northamptonshire which was once well known for the BBC world service transmiting station (BBC Daventry). Sadly only one lone mast and the two station transmitting buildings still remain.
The opening ceremony of 5XX prompted the writing of the poem "The Dane Tree" by poet Alfred Noyes, which was recited at the opening ceremony. The prophetic concluding lines are somewhat fitting to the closure of BBC Daventry transmissions.
"Daventry calling: memory, love,
The grave beneath and the stars above.
Even in my laughter you shall hear
The power to whom the far is near.
All are in one circle bound,
And all that ever was lost is found.
Daventry calling - Daventry calling
Daventry calling - dark and still
The tree of memory, stands like a sentry
Over the grave on a the silent hill".
Transmitter valve from BBC Daventry
The 5XX Transmiter At BBC Daventry
Senders 12 and 13BBC Daventry 1984
General veiw of the 5XX Transmitter (The Old Gentleman) The Empire Service Station Today
All that remains BBC Daventry today!
The words "Daventry Calling - Daventry Calling" where first broadcast in the opening programme of the BBC's 5XX transmitter on Borough Hill in Daventry at 7.30pm on the 27 July 1925 on long wave 1875kHz. I now include these words in all my CQ calls. Saddly on Sunday 29 March 1992 at 11.30 GMT the last transmission from BBC Daventry Short Wave station took place, when Sender 24 ceased to radiate.
About Me And My Family
I have five children, Callum 14 yrs, Freya 8 yrs, Mia 3 yrs, Lee 1 year (named after the late M6DEP our best friend) and Rachel 6 months.
I also enjoy hill walking/mountain climbing and Geocaching (as M6CNG), which means I can combine the three hobbies of radio, walking and Geocaching together.
Here are some photos of me and the family.
My Father, Son Callum and Myself, followed by my Daughter Mia and then my youngest Son Lee.
The love of my life, the Wife (Michelle).
The Station Manager!
We have been together for five years and have three children together (Mia, Lee and Rachel). Michelle has always been VERY under standing about my hobbies and dose join us some times for a local walk or helps me on the radio with the log keeping (But not on the air).
Michelle works as a full time Mum and housewife (which she is excellent at both!).
Best 73's from all the Southall family.
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