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See my homepage: www.geekshed.co.uk including my online log log.geekshed.co.uk

DX'Pedition info is below my station info...

About Me

Hello.  I've operated from many locations in the past but the place I call home nowadays is a village called Woodditton (JO02fe). However when I was first licensed it was as MM1BXF while I was living in Helensburgh (IO76pa), Scotland, then in 2003 I moved to the Czech Republic for work and operated until 2005 as OK8BXF from Pardubice (JO70va). I then moved to Cambridge, England in January 2005 and operate as M1BXF although you may often hear me when operating abroad.

Quite a few photos showing what I get upto and projects I've built are on my Flickr page.

The Shack

My shack is split into 3 spaces, the operating bench, construction & debug bench and storage.

The 1st space, the operating bench, has access to all the active transcievers, tranmitters, recievers, amplifiers, rotators controller plus accessories.


I am a keen electronics enthusiast designing and building as much of my own equipment as I can, amplifiers, pre-amps, PSUs, data interfaces, antennas - whatever, see my homepage for details of some of the projects...  If I can't design or build something then I like to bodge and modify something to make it, in my eyes, better.

My main interest lies in VHF (6m, 4m and 2m) SSB and weak signal modes using the likes of WSJT or MSHV for Meteor Scatter/EME communications. I also have 23cm capibility at home, all VHF antennas are on my SCAM12. I can also be found on FM & SSB satellites occasionally as I have V/U full tracking capibility.

HF wise I currently have a 1/4wave up for 40m with 500m of radials under a new 200sq/m lawn we laid when we moved into the house.

Main Equipment

Band Radio PA / RX Antenna +Height
80m IC-756pro3
Quadra (VL-1000) 1/2 wave dipole at 30ft stung between 2 trees
40m IC-756pro3
Quadra (VL-1000)

40m OCF Dipole @ 25ft, or40m 1/4 wave vertical @ ground mounted with 500m of radials (43 various lengths in total)

15m IC-756pro3
Quadra (VL-1000) 40m 1/4 wave vertical
6m IC-756pro3
Quadra (VL-1000) 5 element YU7EF duoband @ 13m AGL

Flex-1500 or IC-756pro3 + G4DDK Anglian


Homebrew (300w) 5 element YU7EF duoband @ 13m AGL
2m Terrestrial

IC-910H or

Flex-1500 + Microwave Modules 28/144 (fun)

Homebrew SSPA amplifier + DG8 masthead preamp 9 element YU7EF @ 14m +  for satellites @ 8m AGL
70cm Terrestrial Not currently active.    

2m & 70cm

IC-910H Homebrew masthead preamps

2m 12 element (6+6) Wimo X-Quad @ 8m
18 element (9+9) Wimo X-Quad @ 8m

23cm IC-910H Homebrew G4BAO x 2 (80w) + homebrew G4DDK VLNA masthead preamp 35 element F9FT@ 15m AGL

Local Involvement

I've been the technical co-ordinator for the Cambridge Repeater Group (www.cambridgerepeaters.net) since 2006 and I'm also an active member of the Camb-Hams (www.camb-hams.com) where I'm out in Flossie every week on Tuesday nights as part of the team operating asG3PYE/Pin the 6m, 4, 2m, 70cm and 23cm RSGB UKAC contests.

73's de Gavin.M1BXF/MM1BXF/MM3BXF/OK8BXF.

Faroe Islands (June 2013)

Date From Date To Location Island Locator
17/06/13 21/06/13 Torshaven [South East]Streymoy IP62OA
21/06/13 22/06/13 Gjove [North]Eysturoy IP62MH
22/06/13 24/06/13 Sandavagur [South] Vagar IP62KB

QSL diect via G3ZAY

Miquelon (Sept 2011)

** Please be aware due to work travel commitments I have had little time to process direct or buro cards.

For QSL infoFP/M1BXF (Miquelon)please read: I do not require your QSL card however you will want one, please email me using my email address listed on QRZ.com, use the subject 'FP QSL Request', to request a card via the buro, direct cards as usual to the address above please.

To check you are in my log use the Clublog QSO checker...

More info on the Miquelon DX'Pedition here:http://dx.camb-hams.com/cuws-in-fp


*** For Camb-Hams DX'Pedition and DX'Pedition and QSL information please seehttp://dx.camb-hams.com/dx-peditions/



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