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I am 48 years old married with two children a Girl 13 and a Boy aged 8. My brother is MW0UAA and Becky my niece is 2W0YLL. I have worked as a Greenkeeper / Groundsman for 25 years. Including a year in Florida working at The Inverrary Country Club and 11 years at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire UK. I am currently working for a local council as a Groundsman.
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I have been licensed for 9 years in total as M3PNN then 2E0PNN and now M0PNN. Many thanks to Mike G3JKX for the training.My wife blames Mike for the garden full of antennas.
I am active in SSB,RTTY,PSK,SSTV,JT6M,CW,WSPR, with a maxium power of 100 watts.
Sorry I am still a little slow. I really enjoy cw its added a whole new dimension to the hobby. Thanks to Eric M0KZB for the cw lessons.
144 MHZ 2 Meters.
28 Countries worked. Best DX 9A1CAL Via es and LY2WR 1774 km via tropo and AU.
70 MHZ 4 Meters.
14 Countries worked. Best DX LY3BAW Via es.
50 MHZ 6 Meters.
95 Countries worked. Best DX CE3SX Chile Via TEP.
28MHZ 10 Meters.
230 Countries worked. Best DX ZL3ADT.
24MHZ 12 Meters.
175 Countries worked. Best DX VK6IR.
21MHZ 15 Meters.
181 Countries worked. Best DX VK3TDX.
18 MHZ 17 Meters.
166 Countries worked. Best DX VP6DX.
14 MHZ 20 Meters.
203 Countries worked. Best DX ZL3BD.
10 MHZ 30 Meters.
108 Countries worked. Best DX CO8LY.
7 MHZ 40 Meters.
129 Countries worked. Best DX VK7GK.
3.8 MHZ 80 Meters.
62 Countries worked. Best DX K3LR.
1.8 MHZ 160 Meters.
48 Countries worked. Best DX KM1W.
Total worked all bands and modes 247 with 241 confirmed.
I have a small average garden 30ft long and 20ft wide at the back so large towers, beams etc are out of the question. For HF 40 To 10 Meters I use a radio works Carolina Windom half of which is over the roof of my house.
I have Just finished a 3 element LFA for 10m wow what a great antenna.
For 80 I use the windom and a vertical. When the sunspots numbers drop more time will be spent on 40/80/160m.
For Top band I use a homemade vertical antenna about 14 meters high with a quarter wave 128ft helically wound around it a 1:1 Balun then coax to the shack. Counterpoise is 350ft of wire, copper pipes buried in the back garden while the wife was away visiting family.
A large 1:1 current balun is fitted just before the rig with the outer going straight to earth via a solid 6ft copper pipe.
For 6 meters I am currently using a home made four element LFA 50MHz Beam. For 2 meters I use two 8 element homemade LFA antennas fed with westflex 103.
The house on my QSL card is Izaak waltons Cottage where Izaak Walton (1593-1683), the famous angler and author, lived during his retirement. I help to look after the grounds of the cottage as part of my job.
David (MW0UAA) and I operating in 144MHz Trophy Contest from Mid Wales.
David (2W0ZJA) and I operating HF Portable in Mid Wales.
WAB Square (Worked all Britain) SJ71
Locator Square IO82TS
Gqrp Number 13422
Fists Member my number is 14593