Hello from M0ZPU formerly (and still!) known as G1ZPU.
Same biography, different callsign. Note that the main station address is different. G1ZPU is still at Clay End Farm, Sutton, as that's my family address, and where I work (allegedly), but M0ZPU is at my own home, some 5miles away.
I don't generally work wireless from home, I don't have a lot of time. Though I do have a radio at home now!! (2m & 70cm). Most of my operation is mobile, and run 80m to 23cm mobile. I'm normally on 70cm locally (GB3PY), or 2m (GB3PI), and monitoring GB3PS on 23cm. I often work HF mobile and regularly call in on the WAB net on 40m (7.160 +/-QRM).
My mobile "Station" includes an Icom IC7100 for HF/6/2/70 using a Tarheel II screwdriver aerial for HF. On 23cm I use an Icom ID-1. I also do APRS when mobile using a Kenwood TH-D7 (M0ZPU-9). Also QRV on 2m & 70cm D-Star with the IC7100. My next aim is to add a 4m mobile aerial to the list to work with the IC7100, and maybe 24cm ATV!!
As Chairman and one of the technical people of the Cambridgeshire Repeater Group, I'm always thinking of new things to do, many things that haven't been done in amateur radio, and some things that haven't really been done in the commercial world too. Real experimentation. Bring it on!
The CRG website is http://www.cambridgerepeaters.net - our social facing side is known as the "Camb-Hams" who do amateur radio in a different way, and it's a busy group, doing contests (UKAC on tuesday evenings - 6m/4m/2m/70cm/23cm), VHF NFD, other contests in conjunction with the Cambridge University Wireless Society, and the Camridge & District Radio Club. They have an annual DX-Pedition, this year (2012) they went to the Isle of Mull and achieved over 10000 QSOs on bands from 160cm to 3cm! The monthly "PYE & Pint" meeting is a busy and friendly event with more of a "show and tell" feel, where people can get together and discuss things "Amateur Radio" over a meal and a drink if you wish. More details about the Camb-Hams here : http://www.camb-hams.com
I am the keeper of GB7PI (DStar on 70cm), GB3PE (2m voice), GB7PE (70cm DMR), MB7UM, and MB7UPI (APRS).
If you don't enjoy amateur radio, you can always turn off the radio! But there are so many things to try, do, and have a look at, it'll take a lifetime to do it all.
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