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CQ Zone 14

ITU Zone 27

IOTA Zone EU-005

LOC Zone IO93GJ 

Grid Reference SK 37619 90236

I was born in Sheffield, worked and lived most of the time in the City.

Came in to contact with large number of Radio Hams. I sat the new Foundation exam and got my first licence on the 24/04/02 M3ANC.

I have been a SWL for 25 years, part of this was spent in the Royal Signals TA as a radio operator, this helped with the morse.

I passed the RSGB morse exam in 1997. Due to work and the shutting down of local Colleges it was difficult to find anywere local for me to sit the exam.

The interest of radio as never gone away as close friends got there Amateur licences I was left just to listen, eventualy I got the M3ANC and could now join in.



I am interested in SSTV,IU-View,Satallite,and phone on VHF,UHF,HF,DMR.

As from the 21/09/02 my new callsign will be 2E0TWS, this will give me access to work on the HF,VHF,UHF,DMR and Microwave sections.

When Portable carry a VX5 HT, 2/70cm HT for local working, also best of far Eastern Radios HT LINTON UHF.

At the home QTH I use the Yeasu FT817 as a IF stage QRV on 23 and 13cm. I also have a 30 watt amp for the 13cm band. I have just completed and built my 20 watts PA stage for the 23cm still in the wiring it up and testing it. also I have been given a 90 watt pa block and full size wimo 5 meters beam for 23cm so having to re think the set up again. also another development stage on getting my wimo beams outside on a rotator ASAP for the 23 and 13cm bands.not finished there I will be building my 3cm kit and qrv on there as well using a 60cm offset dish. all of this will be mounted on a pole on the chimney stack I have deviced a way of inserting a header bearing on the top double bracket while the rotator is held with the bottom two brackets. work in progress.

The Icom 756 MKIIG working all HF, SSTV, PSK31, end fed antenna186 feet of wire in a u shape end fed, at the ground via 60 feet of ultraflex 7 coax a loading coil which gives the added 120 feet of electrical length in all total 288 feet. I use a 50 Watt Linear on the ft817 but most of the time running at 10 Watts "QRPish".

At the home QTH, FT-847 for dedicated Satallite working, Antenna Diamond Tri band 2000, in line 6/2/70cms Triplexer.

Work 4 Meters using an Philips FM 1000 set, Antenna Vertical running about 9 watts, monitor the calling frequency.

The HF is the Yaesu FT-1000MP, and a Ameritron AL811 Amplifier, antenna is a end fed wire.

1st Image above left is the FT1000MP keyed up with tx power set to zero.

2nd Image is the radio tx power about 35 to 40 watts drive and plate current.

3rd Image is the finale power output on a MFJ Rollercoaster set to high power, exiter 35 to 40 watts, the 40 on the rollercoaster represents 400 watts on the scale.

The linear will run at this all day rtty, cw, slow scan tv.

Also now have a Yaesu FT101ZD MK1, Amplifier Yaesu FL1200Z working through the atu FC-902.

I will be using this on the G7FEK antenna.

I found that there was a lot of helpful Information on the FT101ZD via the Fox Tango web site link below.




I must say the end fed wires or a last resort as the room at the QTH is limited to 17 feet by 10 feet back yard so miracles have to happen or you just have to be happy with what I work.

Just recently added a home brew G7FEK antenna very impressed with this it.

Click on link below for more details.


I also work DMR here in Sheffield using the Motorola DM4600, DP3400, SL4000.

I also am a member of the newly formed GB7SR and GB3AB Group.

Above Rasberry Pi3 computer and UHF DVMEGA


And now added the Rasberry Pi 3 and the DVMEGA board which connects to the reflectors onTG9 slot2 of the DMR Brand Meister Network if you include the RT3 Retevis UHF Radio all adds up to £184 against just a shark box at £200 ? click on the links below for more Information.






Link below last heard list, and also much more by clicking on the left colum for more details.




GB3AB 433.175 Output 434.775 Input CTSS 82.5 which is a FM analogue repeater only and NO links, there is plenty out there to choose from.



Back up and running APRS with the software that Roger Barker developed. using a Yaesu FT290 running 1/2 watt into the Microwave Module output power 16 Watts and the Kamtronics  TNC. this is the back up setup if anythink goes wrong with the main unit which comprises of.

TAIT 2000 Radio set to low power 4 watts. the TNC is the Tiny 2 Mk2 PaComm. Image below

also use the above for working the UKAC contests with a small Maldol Fox beam which comprises of 3 elements on 2 meters and 5 elements on 70cm but have sent for a x4 qaud lfa for 2 meters to improve rx. very impressed with my first run on the 2 meters UKAC with it I can recommend the Maldol Fox beam if you or struggling with lack of room.


so if your good at typing on your android or iphone then get on aprs real rf and get back to the reliable old fashioned way of making contacts.








Please dont send QSL Cards, via Bureau as I havent facilities to reply.






73s and hope to hear you on the bands.


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