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Grid :- IO93ga

Worked-All-Britain (WAB) :- SK34

Licensed in 1989 as G7ENF and then G0ORC in 1990 initially working 2m and 70cm SSB & CW moved to HF in 1992. I am on the air daily on HF using mainly CW and RTTY with the odd SSB and PSK31 contact on all HF bands.

I use a Yaesu FTdx5000,  a Yaesu FTdx3000 or a Kenwood TS-480HX.  An Alpin 100 amplifier is available when required. 

I still use the excellent full-size Carolina Windom as my main antenna for the low bands. For those that think these antennas don't work - well this one has now worked over 300 DXCC countries (including deleted) over the time it has been up.

For 10MHz I use a simple fixed dipole strung E-W and have acquired an N6BT rotary dipole at 35 feet for 20M and upwards which provides a little directivity. For all other bands I use the windom.

I'm not allowed to erect towers here so I pride myself on doing the absolute best I can given the small area that I have to work in so the windom and wire dipoles have proved their worth over the years.  I  managed to work 255 entities in 2014, my best ever but I failed to beat that in 2015, working only 248.   I try to prove that a small garden and limited antennas are no barrier to working DX and I have a lot of fun entering the various DX marathons as I find my station and operating style better suited to them than contests.

I am very proud to own an N3ZN key - see the picture below.  In my opinion they one of the very best on the market. I also use a  Morsedirigent (formerly Profi II) key obtained from Vinecom in the UK at a very reasonable price.

My shack also houses GB3BP, a 70cm dual mode Yaesu Digital Fusion repeater.  Input is on 438.4875 MHz and output 430.8875 MHz. The repeater is operates in Yaesu Fusion (C4FM FDMA) Digital only and it is connected to the UK-NET-HUB via an HRI-200 interface. The location is 450 feet ASL and coverage is very good.  

The repeater unit is a Yaesu DR-1XE kindly loaned to us by Lam Communications of Barnsley, specifically for this project.  

My main interests are in HF and VHF propagation in relation to weather, solar activity and seasonal effects. I spend a good deal of time listening to the NCDXF beacon network, and, in conjunction with data taken from the UK Solar System Data Centre, VE3EN's excellent Solarham site and the Space Weather site I try to work out what is happening in the ionosphere.

 

QSL POLICY

After a lot of thought I have finally decided I will no longer send cards to the RSGB bureau, except for bureau cards requested via Club Log OQRS.  I am absolutely snowed under with cards from the bureau for contacts most have which have already been confirmed on LOTW.  

So if you require a card from England, you can either send me yours direct and I will respond immediately or use OQRS on Club Log. In the case of direct cards, I am happy to pay the return postage but please enclose an addressed envelope.

So please do not send cards to me via the RSGB bureau.

For OQRS requests via Club Log - see here  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/G0ORC  . Please note that there is no charge for bureau cards requested via Club Log.  I am happy to provide an OQRS Direct card for you for £1 (approximately $1.50) to cover the cost of post and packing.

Please note that I regularly upload my logs to LOTW, ClubLog, HAMQTH and to QRZCQ.

 

 

 

 

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United States Counties Award#1431
Granted: 2016-07-19 20:23:26   (G0ORC)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#7608
Granted: 2015-05-18 08:05:02   (G0ORC)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    6 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
World Continents Award#8932
Granted: 2015-05-15 06:45:03   (G0ORC)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
DX World Award#1982
Granted: 2015-05-15 06:45:02   (G0ORC)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Phone
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