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Thanks for looking me up, my interest in radio began at school in 1970 when my metal work and radio technology teacher, Gordon Day (G3ZWX), gave me the opportunity to build a crystal set. I remember being amazed that I could hear radio stations using no batteries or power at all. I've been hooked ever since. I'm not too interested in communicating via the internet, and the various digital modes seem to be a solution looking for a problem, so not for me! I prefer just one aerial communicating with another!

My current station includes a Kenwood TS480HX, Yaesu FT8800, Yaesu FT7900, 2 x Yaesu FT857D's, and an Acom 1000 amplifier. Also, not forgetting my Wireless set No.19 Mk3. Aerials are a Cushcraft MA5B and HB9CV for 2m on a 10 metre high galvanised tower, 40 metre dipole at approx. 10m, and a X200 vertical for 2m and 70cms. . I enjoy operating portable, and particularly the Lighthouses and Cashota programmes. My other interests are petrol powered bikes, karts, cars, and anything as fast as possible. My WAB square is SE31. 

Once again my intention is to operate GB1WH from December to January. Please support Wakefield Hospice and give me a call ;-) 


Various Pictures Below

If you hear me operating portable, then I'll probably be using this setup:

FT857D, LDG Z-100 plus ATU, and BHI Speaker.



Or mobile using this:

My mobile shack, VHF portable at Woolley Edge IO93fo


My Kenwood TS2000:


Portable at Heath Common IO93gq:


Comet H422 in the trailer:


My Wireless No.19 set Mk3:


Trying out the new TS590S while operating GX6LD:


QRV from Yorkshire Dales, Gordale Scar (GFF-020):


Andy (M0GGR) and me at Fairburn Ings (GFF214) 17th December 2010 ( -5 degrees):


GB2NSF L-R Nigel (M0MQV), me and Andy (M0GGR) another great weekend:


World Flora Fauna programme in the Peak District (GFF-014):


Setting up the station at Whitby High Light (GB2WHL UK0062):


My best mate John (G8GOT) and me enjoying a tinny at Flambourough 2009 (GB2FCL GB2FL):


Another photo from Flamborough; left to right is John, Robin, George, me and Andy:


My shack picture taken July 2013:


My outside shack:


















Electric winch to make raising and lowering the tower much easier:


Andy (M0GGR) and me at the Temple Newsham Steam Fair (GB2TER):


Finally, the world's best ever bike, my Fazer 1000:

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