I was first licenced as G8CTM in August 1969
and was active on 2m AM until I eventually managed to pass the Morse test. In
November '69 I finally got my "class A" licence and have been on topband ever
since. I was mobile on 160 when you still needed a separate licence! At home in
Birmingham I use a 75m wire 18Mtrs high for 160 and LF - and an Off-Centre-Fed
Dipole for 80 to 10m. I also have 4m/2m/70cm verticals and a 2m beam. When
operating from my mum's home in Scotland I use a dipole at 20Mtrs high plus
anything else I bother to string-up whilst I'm there.
I got going on LF in 1998 when 136kHz came
into being and have been operational on there ever since. When 472kHz started I
got going on there too. For the last 16 years (!) I have been writing the LF
column in the RSGB RadCom magazine.
My main radio is a TS-2000 but I also have an
Atlas 350XL, Atlas 180, Icom 735, Elad FDM-Duo, a lovely Kenwood TS-850 and
there's a TS480HX in the car. Oh, I forgot the IC706MkllG, the JST135 and the
FT817, and probably some others too... One day I intend to get a software
defined radio but I haven't got round to it yet.
Most recent experiments have been with a
small magnetic loop for the car which I hope
to write-up soon.
There are several things here that may
interest you; a design for a 500 Watt Mosfet PA for
160-40M, loads of info if you fancy mobile or
remote operation, an easy loop
aerial for small gardens and a few simple circuits.
On this page you'll find some links to other radio related sites, there are
specialist LF links on the 136 pages. To navigate
around this site, follow the links on the left or try the super-duper