Thanks for taking the time to stop by, Firstly a little History,
My name is Steve M0MVB
I was a swl for many many years, going way back to the 1970's before finally taking the Foundation exam in Feb 06 upgrade to the intermediate licence in June 08, and passed the Advanced in Feb 2010 Thanks to John G0GKP, Dave G8JKV and Mike G8VCN and all at the Cambridge and district ARC for their time, patience and dedication,
I'm a active member of the Cambridge Repeater Group, and of the Camb-hams which is the social side of the CRG, (beer drinkers) hi hi
I am Active on all Bands/modes up-to 70cm, main interest lately has been FT8 DX on VHF, it's such a great mode to use with fast changing propagation.
My Radios are a Kenwood TS2000, TS-570D, A Yaesu FT897D, A Yaesu FT-857D also a old Yaesu FT200 that is still a work in progress
Antennas are a 6/2mtr/70cm colinner for local v/uhf, and 9ele tonna for 2 meters
For HF I usually use a Hy-Gain LP1010 14 element log periodic, also a G5RV 80 to 10 Mts dipole, 40.56 meter long wire via 9-1 unun, a couple of Arno EH compact vertical's on 40 and 20Mtr's
Also a Buddipole for portable, I really enjoy the digimodes like psk, JT65, JT9 & FT8 on all HF bands, although FT8 on VHF has reignited my interest in 6 and 2 meters, it is at times very surprising just how far your signals get, FT8 seems to have revived radio operating and long may it last, I also like a good rag chew when conditions permit.
I collect QSl cards, please use e-qsl.cc where possible as im trying for various awards, or direct, address correct on QRZCQ if you send me a card via the postal service will send you one back 100% at no charge none of this wont send without irc's, if I recieve 1 ill send you 1 back and i ask the same in return,
Great Quote: "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." - Albert Einstein