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I was licensed in September 1984 and began operating on 2m FM & SSB. Over the years I moved on to 70cm and then when Class B operators were allowed access to the 6M band I started on there on both FM and SSB. I then bought an Icom IC-706 MK-II when the morse requirement was dropped from the license. There was plenty of space for antennas, a full size G5RV, 3 element beam for 6m, 9 element for 2m and 19 element for 70cm. A tri-band vertical was used for 6m, 2m and 70cm. 

Moving house to Kenilworth in 2008 brought big changes to radio operating now having a very small garden. I have the Comet CX-725 tri-band vertical at 8m, 20m end fed long wire at 6m, a home made magnetic loop for 30m to 10m and a 1/4 wave ground plane for 4m. There are quite a few different radios in the shack, not all used.  

I also operate an Echolink gateway on 434.050MHz (67Hz CTCSS) licenced as MB7ADE which is on most evenings and weekends giving coverage of Kenilworth and the surrounding area.

Operation from home can be varied from just monitoring or working local simplex channels and repeaters, DStar reflectors to some HF. When on HF I am mainly on data modes (EPC# 25599, DMC# 08535) and occasionally run WSPR.

When out and about I can be found on simplex or local repeaters using my Yaesu VX-7R or Icom ID-51E Plus.

The majority of my operating is when commuting to and from work. In the car I have an IC-5100 installed and you can track me on APRS, I can usually be found on REF001C, DCS005B or 5M, CCS7 ID (235)2467. For a personal hot spot I use a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B with the DVMega GMSK Node Adaptor and a Yaesu FT-7800.

I am an Incorporated Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (I.E.T.). My professional career began in 1988 with GEC Telecommunications as a Development Engineer with digital exchanges (SystemX). Following a number of company mergers (Plessey & Siemens) I decided to leave the Telecoms industry and moved into Healthcare in 1991. I still work in the National Health Service for the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust as a Senior Medical Engineer (bio-med). I am qualified to work in all departments of the hospital commissioning, maintaining and repairing medical devices. My main areas of interest are Accident & Emergency, Cardiology and Intensive Therapy.

I have quite a few other hobbies including walking / rambling, cycling (road and off-road), Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan, member of the TAGB), general fitness training and motorcycling (currently own a 2013 Triumph Tiger 800).

Kenilworth stands as a small market town,near historic Warwick, in the green heart of the Midlands easily accessible from anywhere in the world via Birmingham International Airport. The town has a population of approximately 24,000 (est. 2006).It is situated 6miles (10km) south of Coventry, 6miles (10km) north of Warwick and 90miles (140km) northwest of London.

I usually activate  the following sites sometime early September each year on 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm FM. Will try and post details nearer the time.

Location Locator NGR SOTA HuMPS Height
Kinder Scout IO93BJ SK086864 G/SP-001   636m
Win Hill IO93DI SK186843   G/HSP-030 462m


Always in search of a nice high spot for a 6m/2m/70cm QSO! You many even work me in some rare squares! The above pictures were taken on "Kinder Scout" in "The Peak District", Derbyshire.

You can also visit my homepage at http://www.qsl.net/g1kea for more more information and pictures.


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