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G0TYS Hexbeam          G0TYS Butternut HF9V

Hexbeam Antenna on an Ex Military 12m Pump up Mast and my Butternut HF9V in Winter Wonderland!!


Hi, and thanks for visiting G0TYS on QRZ.com.

Licenced in Amateur Radio as G0TYS in September 1993 after passes in both the UK RAE & CW Exams. My two sons are licenced Amateurs, M3VEW and M3UXI, but neither active at present. However, my wonderful partner Nicola is readying herself to take the educational plunge and join the fold of 'Radio Amateurism'!!.

I have worked from leaving school as an auto mechanic, firstly with my father G0CEW, then establishing my own business specialising in maintenance and repair of Audi and Volkswagen vehicles, something I have found very rewarding.

I am fairly active throughout the HF bands most days and enjoy working DX on 40 and 80m most evenings. Unfortunately I have experienced the same problems as many other Amateurs around my area of Yorkshire's Green Belt, in that the Local Authority are Draconian in applying severe planning restrictions regarding masts and antennas, so I have had to be content with my modest and covert Butternut HF9V antenna, which works extremely well but is no comparison to the 60' tower and HF beams I owned at my previous QTH..............Welcome to the "Low Tech, Small Minded, Kingdom of Great Britain", where Masts with aerials frighten folk and bureaucracy Red Tape has gone mad!!

​Fortunately now, I have come across a solution to sidestep these restrictions. By using a CLARK SCAM 12 Pump up Mast system supported by its own four legs, it cannot be regarded as fixed or permanent development due to its portable nature, so is not a matter the Local Authority is able to control under the UK Town and Country Planning Act. This has now enabled me to raise a Hexbeam Antenna into the air without fear of Local Authority reprisal..............​RESULT!!

I occasionally work HF Mobile and usually have my Icom IC-7100 with me when I holiday abroad, giving me the opportunity to work ***/G0TYS and chat to the Amateurs back home............ whilst laid on the beach!!!


I enjoy collecting QSL Cards via Bureau, eQSL & LOTW,all cards received will be replied to 100%. SWL Reports are very welcome also. (Please email me for Direct QSL Address if required)




G0TYS Webpage:   http://www.qsl.net/g0tys




Station Details

HF/50MHz Transceiver: Kenwood TS-990 with option of Heil Goldline Elite Microphone (Heil HB-1 Boom Mounted) or Heil Classic 5 Microphone

HF/50Mhz Transceiver: Icom IC-7300 with BTSKY BM-800 Microphone

HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver: Icom IC-7100 with Standard Hand Microphone

Microphones: Heil Goldline Elite, Heil Classic 5, BTSKY BM-800

HF + 6m Amplifier: Acom 1000 (Max 1Kw from 1 x 4CX800A/GU74B Ceramic & Metal Radial Beam Tetrode)

HF/50MHz Antenna: G3TXQ Broadband Hexbeam 6 Band, UK manufactured by MW0JZE, Mounted on a CLARK SCAM 12 Military Pump up Mast (Max 12m above ground)

HF/50MHz Antenna: Butternut HF9V Vertical (ground mounted with 12 x 10m radials)

50MHz Antenna: 5 Element Yagi (Max 13m above ground, only mounted for summer E's)

VHF/UHF Antenna: Diamond X-510 Colinear (7m above ground)

Mobile Antenna: Terlin Outbacker (80m to 10m)

Logging Software: Ham Radio Deluxe / DM780 v6.4

Online Log: ClubLog

QRV 80m to 10m HF and 6m to 70cm VHF

Very Best 73's to all and hope to make your aquaintance on the air.


EA6/G0TYS: Oct/Nov 2010, Cala d'Or, Mallorca, (Loc: JM19oj) QSL Via Home Call    (See EA6/G0TYS on QRZ.COM)

W4/G0TYS: July 2011, Davenport, Florida, USA, (Loc: EL98eh) QSL Via Home Call    (See W4/G0TYS on QRZ.COM)


​Member of Radio Society of Great Britain



Cheers from Steve & Nicola!


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