Hi there. If you are reading this then its quite likely that we have just worked each other or are working right now.
My name is Peter. I was born in 1956 in London and spent all my working life at London Heathrow Airport. I took early retirement and in 2001 I moved up north to Market Harborough in Leicestershire.
I have always had an interest in radio and after a long spell as a SWL I finally took the class “B” radio exam in 1983 and was issued with the call G6UMJ. I took the class “A” in 1984 and was issued the call G4XEX.
I have put several Special Event Stations on air and run the station GB0BON for the Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society every June from Ruperts' View just outside Naseby; which is where the decicive battle of the English Civil War was fought in c1645.
I am also one of the volunteer operators at the RSGB National Radio Centre and help put GB3RS on air. I hope to work you from Bletchley Park, the home of the code breakers, at some time.
For HF I voice I use a Yaesu FT857 +Ameritron AL-811H Amp (400w) +Palstar AT1KM ATU
For HF data I use a Yaesu FT 857+ AT1KM ATU + Signalink USB interface + Compaq PC + HRD + DIGIMASTER V 5
For 5 Mhz HFI use a Yaesu FT-70GH through a FC-70M ATU + 9:1 unun into an end fed wire.
For VHF/UHF I use a Trio TS-780 through a MML144/100s and a WELZ SP-350SWR/PWR meter.
For portable/Digital I use an Icom IC-92D.
A Full size G5RV runnung NE-SW. (80m 40m20m 15m )
Seperate half wave wire dipoles for 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m and 30m bands
A TB1 Triband running NW-SE. (10m 15m 20m)
A random long wire antenna endfed through an 9:1 unun running N-S. (5 Mhz and 427 Khz)
A Cobweb for (10 - 12 - 15 - 17 - 20)
I am active on all bands from 80m to 10m HF and 144-145/430-440 Mhz. My favourite modes are SSB, BPSK31 and RTTY. I try to get on air at least once or twice a week and try to go on air whenever there is a HF contest so you may well find me on air then.
I am occasionaly asked how to put the "CQ" and the "73"on the waterfall when using PSK or RTTY. The program I use is HRD and Digimaster 780, It is quite simple to do. Use theTag < ident : CQ >
The picture below is of my shack. THE "OUBLIETTE"
Me Working GB3RS My daughter Charlotteworking GB3RS
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QSL / SWL DETAILS
I have collected QSL cards since my SWL days and still do. I QSL 100% to all QSL and SWL cards sent to me either direct or through the bureau. I also send out e’QSLs for all contacts made. If you want to QSL’s direct please send an IRC or 2US $ as postage from the UK has gone up in price quite a lot. UK stations please send a SSAE. I try to send my cards out once a month so please be patient I will send them. If you are a licenced ham or a short wave listener and hear me i would appreciate a SWL card, i like to know where my signals are ending up!
My current e'QSL card is shown above right next to my address details, my current paper QSL card is on the second row far right. It has a picture of the old Robert Smythe grammar school here in Market Harborough, built in 1612 it is located in the town centre.
G6UMJ QSL CARD
G4XEX QSL CARDS
SPECIAL PREFIX QSL CARDS
21-02-1983 to 05-04-1984 G6UMJ
20-05-1984 to 01-06-1984 GU4XEX/P
23-05-2010 to 03-06-2010 EA8/G4XEX/P
29-04-2011 to 09-05-2011 GR4XEX
05-05-12 to 10-06-2012 GQ4XEX
21-07-12 to 09-09-2012 GO4XEX
11-05-13 to 26-05-13 EA8/G4XEX/P
QSL MANAGER FOR SPECIAL EVENT CALLS
MAY 1985 GV0ACF ARMY CADET FORCE
MAY 1986 and NOV 1987 G1MNW/GB0ACF/GB1ACF/GB6ACF ARMY CADET FORCE
FEB 2010 GG100MHG MARKET HARBOROUGH GUIDES
JUNE-JULY 2010/2011 GB0BON BATTLE OF NAESBY
FEB2012 - GB3RS RSGB DEMONSTRATION STATION, BLETCHLEY PARK
I am a member of several clubs.
The RSGB http://www.rsgb.org/
RADIO AMATEUR OLD TIMERS' ASSOCIATION# 2401, http://www.raota.org/
THE 30 METER DIGITAL GROUP # 2259 http://www.30meterdigital.org/
THE EUROPEAN PSK CLUB# 5312 http://eu.srars.org/
THE DIGITAL MODES CLUB # 2259, http://www.digital-modes-club.org/
BARTG # 8732 http://www.bartg.org.uk/
I am also the secretary of the WELLAND VALLEY ARS here in Market Harborough. http://www.wvars.com/.
I like to holiday in both Europe and America, and as of this year I will be taking my Icom IC-92DVHF/UHF with me to take advantage of the CEPT T/R 61-01 agreement. I will have some cards printed up after I return so I may even work you from your own country!
Best wishes and good DX to you all.
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