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Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page. 

I suddenly felt the urge to get back into radio early in 2014; my original experience being with CB some 30 years previously.

I bought myself a Baofeng, joined the Rochdale and District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS), and took it from there. 

I passed my Foundation exam on the 16th of July 2014, with my licence arriving on the 24th of July 2014.

I passed my Intermediate exam on the 22nd of October 2014,  with my licence arriving on the 31st of October 2014. 

I passed my Advanced exam on the 29th of January 2015, with my licence arriving on the 6th of February 2015.

My current equipment is:-


Yaesu FT-60E

DV4Mini dongle, run from a Linx 7 Windows 10 tablet

Yeasu FT-7800E

Ultimate3S Beacon with GPS board

Foxx3 (40m) in the customary/obligatory Altoids tin

Icom IC-E80D

Quansheng TG-007

Yaesu FT-857D

Yaesu FT-2600M

Yaesu FT-897D

Baofeng UV-5RA

The Bits in Between

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, running fldigi and WSPR. My Monitor is a very excellent BenQ GL2250

Signalink USB Interface

Avair AV-601 SWR and Power Meter

MFJ-929 Automatic Antenna Tuner

MFJ-4712 Remote Antenna Switch


HF - Comet H422 in the V position, about 5m off the ground.

HF - Random wire for HF, approx 14m long and 4m off the ground.

VHF/UHF - Diamond X50, which is mounted just above the apex of the roof at the back of the house. 

For mobile use I started with a Midland NR-770S on a Sirio MAG 125 PL mag mount. Once I was satisfied that the mag mount was suitable I swapped the antenna for a Sharman NR-770R. This was about half the price of the Diamond, and does function very well. My only gripe being that the grub screws quickly rusted. This, however, is a cheap fix by simply swapping them out for stainless steel ones. 

I have since updated the magmount for a Diamond K-400 boot mount.

My Station

The desk is from Argos, and the shelf section is the Billy Book Case extension from Ikea.

Foxx 3 40m CW Transceiver


This is a kit from Kanga Products, which I recently built just to keep my hand in at construction.

Eclipse - 20th March 2015

Managed to take this picture just before "totality". Cloud cover was enough to reduce the brightness to the point it didn't bleed the image out.


Every Friday, from 20:00 onwards, on: 7.0950, 28.5500, 145.3875

Come and say hello. 

Locators, Etc


CQ Zone : 14

ITU Zone : 27

IOTA : EU005

WAB : SD71





Kind regards, 



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