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Hi and thank you for looking me up on QRZ.com. My name is Darren I am 33 years old and enjoy radio, electronics, and mechanics. I live in a village called Ruskington 5 miles from the historic market town of Sleaford in the county of Lincolnshire in England. I work as a motor vehicle technician for a local family run company 5 miles from home, I have worked for them for over 16 Years.
I have been into radio for many years following my fathers interest in radio (Now 2E0MPE) who had various cb's and/or scanners around, which kick started my interest when I was around 10 years of age. I became a short wave listener and a CB operator for 12 years. In my teens years I started to study for what was the RAE Radio Amateur Exam, but I lost interest in my studying and carried on with my SWL and CB operating.


In 2006 with the help of Mike G7TGL, Chris G0PXB I was put in contact with Peterborough amateur radio club, which was running the new foundation license course. (Thanks to Alan G8XLH and Tracey M5ATR for running the course) I have now been licensed since 23rd Nov 2006 and have successfully completed my intermediate (March 2009) and full (March 2012) license levels thanks to Ant M0HAZ.
 I also have access to D-Star and DV Modes.

Station Information:


  • Icom IC-9100 HF/VHF/UHF DV, FM, AM, SSB, Data, D-Star
  • Yaesu FT-736R VHF/UHF 6/2/70/23 FM, SSB
  • Icom IC-7700 HF/6M,  SSB, FM, AM, Data (SSTV/PSK31 etc..) 
  • Ranger Communications Inc  RCI-2995DX 10 / 12 Meter SSB/AM/FM 
  • Yaesu FT-857D HF/VHF/UHF SSB/FM/AM (Mobile and Portable)
  • Icom IC-E92D Hand Held VHF/UHF FM, DV, D-Star


  • Yaesu MD100-A8X Desk Microphone
  • Alinco EMS-14 Desk Microphone
  • Audio-Technica AT2035 Side Address Consenser Studio Microphone
  • Audio-Technica Shockmount and Boom for the above microphone
Audio Rack:
  • Behringer Mic2200 Microphone Pre-amp
  • Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra-Curve Pro, Digital Audio Processor
  • Behringer RX1602 Eurorack Pro, Line Mixer
  • W2IHY IBox
  • Alesis Elevate 3 Desktop Studio Monitors

The audio leads are made from Van Damme Tour Grade Star Quad cable, and Neutrix Connectors.


  • VHF/UHF - Diamond X-300N Colinear mounted on the house chimney roughly 35ft from ground level to the base of the antenna
  • VHF/UHF - DK7ZB duoband 4/5 Element open-sleeve Yagi, Yaesu G450XL Rotator, mounted on the house 25ft from ground level
  • VHF/UHF - Diamond VX-30 Ground planeless Colinear antenna Mounted 4 foot above DK7ZB Yagi
  • 10 / 12 Meters - Sirio GainMaster 24 foot vertical antenna, mounted 5 foot from ground level
  • HF - Hustler 6-BTV 24 Foot Vertical, Ground Mounted with buried radials
  • Wide band 25-1300MHz Discone Antenna mounted in the loft

All these Antennas are fed using RG8 coax.

Miscellaneous Equipment:
  • Yaesu G-450XL Antenna Rotator
  • Diamond SX-1100 SWR/Power Meter
  • Avair AV-601 SWR/Power Meter
  • Yaesu SCU-17 USB Data Interface
  • Icom CT-17 Communication Interface (CI-V)
  • Homebrew Desktop PTT
Pictures of Transceivers, Rotator and SWR/Power Meters



Pictures of Audio Rack and Microphones
Pictures of Antennas
Click the pictures to enlarge in a new window


Again Thank You for looking me up on QRZ.com, Hope To hear you or see you on the waterfall.

73 and Good DX

M0PYU - Darren



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