My interest in amateur radio came from a start as a SWL when I was about 7 years old. Homebrewer soon after ... first with 2 valve short wave receiver using an acorn valve. Now use a mix of homebrew and commercial gear and operate only data modes. Currently BARTG President and found on HF in a few RTTY contests every year, hopefully more now that I am retired from full time work.
60ft Versatower and Optibeam OB11-5 in my back garden ... up again with permanent permission .. thanks to the Welsh Assembly! Other antennas are an inverted V for 80M and a quarter wave vertical for 40M.
New PST61 rotator and head unit also fitted and after 25 years a new 4CX1000 for the HB amp in place. Just need some decent propagation now ........
Currently using an FT1000D in the shack and a TS590 as backup and for trips. These include Swaziland 3DA0ET in 2013 and 7QAA in 2015. More DXpedition trips working RTTY and PSK are hoped for .. all offers considered!
March 2016 and a successful trip to GD for the BARTG HF RTTY contest. Worked another 3000 QSOs as GD4SKA from Scarlett Point. Check the GD4SKA QRZ page.
Now have a new SPE 1.3K amplifier in the shack .. the most expensive bit of amateur kit I have ever bought! It's worth every penny.
Christmas 2016 and the shack has changed. The big 4CX1000A amp and the FT1000D have gone. Should I buy an IC-7300? Hmmmmm .. no! So I now have a new TS-590SG for the shack and the original 590 for trips.
The TS590SG combined with an SDR band display is a great combination ... and a lot cheaper than the 990 :-)
MY QSL CARDS ALWAYS PRINTED BY TONY LZ1JZ QSL PRINT
GREAT CARDS, QUICK SERVICE FROM A PROPER DXER!
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