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WAB area NT26 lothian, books 4515 and 5612. Fists 0660. QSL via eQSL only

Main rig is a FlexRadio6300 which is a very impressive radio.  SDR is a huge step up giving the ability to "see" a whole band segment, or more if you wish.  The filtering is very good, and the performance on broadcast band reception is superb.

I have tried remote control of my Flex which allows me to occasionally operate from my office at work but eagerly await V 2 of SmartSDR which should make remote operating very easy.

I also have an Icom 7300 which is a very impressive radio and interfaces well with my PC.  It is a self contained SDR and very easy to use, with very good performance.

I use a Behringer FX1202 audio mixer which allows me to tailor the received audio just the way I like it.  This makes a huge difference to my enjoyment of both broadcast and amatuer band listening.  I find adding a small amount of delay to the audio makes long sessions much more comfortable.

The antenna is an end fed 115 foot wire with CG-3000 auto ATU. Ground system is 300 feet of wire radials. The antenna is remotely fed with the auto ATU at the end of the garden.  My rather compact operating position is shown below.

I have a homebrew 80/40/20m CW transceiver which will run around ten watts.  Working on fixing the drift on this, but it is good fun to try to make QSO's with.  Pic below:

I still occasionally operate vintage gear, my most recent effort from a couple of years ago is in the picture below. 


I was first licenced as G4WCE, and my original station was rather more cluttered:


After a few years was a little tidier as I had moved and had less room.  Still using valve gear - below is a KW Vespa tx and Racal RA17 mk1:

Had a lot of fun with this old gear. The FT102 in the old black and white picture was hardly ever used as I preferred the HRO and the homebrew valve TX visible on the left of the desk. Under the TX was a very unreliable linear with a pair of 813's in grounded grid. The TX nearly killed me by electrocution in 1990 and I junked it after that. The linear lasted a few more years until I became rather nervous of the 2.5kV HT when making the all too frequent repairs.







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