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Locator: JO02HK


CQ Zone: 14

ITU: 27


Hello all

Thanks for taking the time to look me up on qrz.com. please look me up on facebook also at

http://www.facebook.com/andy.mzeronkr and Twitter at   https://twitter.com/andym0nkr

My radio hobby started many years back with cb radio and scanners. I have been a licenced ham radio operator since 2008.

I work for the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, as a communication technician, British civilian. where im involved with Motorola radios.

My other hobbies and interests include various types of shooting, Clay, game and rifle.

I also have a interest in Land rovers and off roading, I currently own a Land rover Defender 110 td5, which is kitted out for radio.


I also hold the callsign G1A which is a special contest call, that can can only be used in contests, please keeps a listen out for this, it was issued to me on the 18th November 2016.


Im a active member of my local radio club, where im a member of the clubs contest group and Committee.

please check the link out:



other clubs I am a member off  

UKSMG    http://www.uksmg.org/landing.php

CDXC       http://www.cdxc.org.uk

RSGB        http://rsgb.org/main/



Im interested in contesting

I have taken part in the RSGB 80m club contest working all modes SSB, Data and CW, where my club has come 1st in 2012, 2013 and 2nd in 2014 and 2015.

I also take part in the RSGB AFS contest on CW and SSB, I do this either from home or sometimes I work portable from my vehicle.

I also take part in the RSGB SSB Field day, as an operator for my club.

I am currently inthe process of sorting out 2m 4m and 6m kit so i can enter the UKAC on behalf of my club.


I am also involved with the East Anglian Contest Club, which uses the call sign G4ANT

some contests ive taken part in are:

UKsmg 6m summer E's contest 2010, 2012,2013 & 2014 Winner of the Ellis cup 2015 multi op 6m.

SSB CQWW 2011 AND 2013.

CQ WW WPX SSB 2014 - Multi one High power -  placed 3rd in England.


Operated with the G2F contest team for CQ WW SSB 2014, where we entered Multi two all band where we came 1st for England.

Operated as a team member of M6T in CQ WW SSB 2016 where the team entered Multi Multi


Contests from home-- using the callsign M0NKR

CQ WPX RTTY 2013 AB LP --- Placed 9th in UK

CQ WPX RTTY 2014 --- 80M single band entry, low power --- Placed #1 in England.

CQ WW RTTY 2014 --- 80M single band entry, low power --- Placed #1 in England,

CQ WW SSB 2015 --- Multi single ALL band entry with Simon G7SOZ --- Placed #2 in England

CQ WPX RTTY 2016 -- 80M Single band entry, low power ---Placed #1 in England

ARRL DX SSB 2016 -- SAH -- Placed 2nd in England G

IOTA 2016 - IOTA FIX SOU SSB 12H HP -- Placed 2nd



Contests using the callsign G1A




IOTA 2017 - IOTA FIX SOU SSB 12H HP -- Placed 1st







DXpedition/Holiday operations

SV8/M0NKR/P from the 6th--12th July 2014 ISLAND OF KEFALONIA, GREECE EU-052


Shows Visited

Visited DAYTON Hamvention 2015,2016,2017

Visited HAM RADIO Friedrichshafen 2012,2013,2014,2015, 2016,2017

Hamfest UK 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017



Working Conditions

I have recently just moved QTH 1 April 2015, and I am lucky enough to have a plot of just over 1/2 an acre. The antenna farm is still growing!!

 My XYL is also licensed so it is a two position shack so she can operate if she wishes, if not i can do multi single contest etc

Operator position one,  which is the main contest/hf position

Operator position two,  which is hf and 2/70.

so the working conditions are:

Operator one

Icom 756 pro3 full line up including SP23 speaker and matching power supply

Icom SM-20 desk mic

Microham keyer 2

Heil headset with the #6 insert

SPE Expert 1.3k-fa amp

Array Solutions 6x2 antennas switch with two Ratmaster controllers, one for the 2nd station

LP-100A Digital vector Wattmeter with dual coupler for 2nd station

Yaesu G-1000SDX rotator

60ft Versatower with 20ft stub mast which currently has a Force12 XR6 multi band beam, which covers 6m-20m.

Force12 C140 40m rotatable Dipole

30m Vertical

80m Dipole

160m Dipole

Updated pic of the station October 2016


Operator two

Icom IC-7300

Microham keyer 2

Kenwood TL-922 amp

Palstar AT1500CV

Access to all antennas via the Array Solutions 6x2 antenna switch

Kenwood TMD 2/70 APRS transceiver

Icom IC 251E 144MHz All mode transceiver



curently in the process of installing Band pass filters for both stations, I will be fitting Dunestar filters between the radio and the amp, then I have 4O3A combiners and band pass filters after the amp and mounted at the base of the tower. 


Antenna system for Operator one


Force 12 XR6- Force 12 C140 40m Dipole and 2/70 colinear, 80m Dipole, 160m dipole and 30m Vertical.

2 x Winches for luffing and raising the 60 foot versatower


 30ft Versatower on a trailer, this is used mainly for my vhf/uhf antennas.

Antennas on this tower are   a 12 ele 2m LFA and 16 ele 6 & 4m beam 8 ele on each band.


I also opearate mobile on the way to and from work.

Mobile station

Kenwood TS480HX 200watts in my Land Rover 90. Running mono-band antennas for all bands. coax is 213.

Yaesu FT 7800 2/70

pictures show the TS480 SAT these are before i upgraded to the HX 200 watt model






playing with antennas at work January 2013



Please qsl via the Bureau/Direct/ESQL or LOTW.

73 and good DX

Andy M0NKR


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