Longitude / Latitude = 51.532427N 3.444927W


QRA Locator = IO81GM


ITU Zone 27 - WAB Square: SS98

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The main shack Transceiver is now the Yaesu FTDX-101D - It's receive capabilities are fantastic and it has some of the best Noise Reduction / Noise Blanker circuitry that I have ever experienced.  The diversity receive facility is also amazing which can be used to phase out noise or enhance received signals.

As a secondary standby rig I use the FT-450D - The FT-450D is a compact yet superb HF/50MHz radio with state-of-the-art IF DSP technology configured to provide World Class performance in an easy to operate package. Suitable for all applications; beginners, casual operators, enthusiasts, portable/field users and emergency service providers.

I have a Yaesu FT-991A which I use for 6m, 2m and 70cm's. I also use it for my mini DXpeditions abroad. 

Xiegu G90 is a portable 20W HF amateur radio transceiver with an SDR architecture and built-in automatic antenna tuner. The display unit can be separated from the radio unit for flexible installation options.

The Elecraft KPA500 (Solid State Amplifier 160-10M Plus 6M) provides that extra punch to get through to those DX stations.

The Ciro Mazzoni Baby Mag-Loop. It tunes 7MHz - 30MHz continuously and for its size is an amazing antenna - It is mounted only 3 Metres off the ground on top of a Yaesu rotator as it is directional. 

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My long wire (Inverted 'L') is 142 ft long and has a 4:1 UnUn at the feed point which is then tuned by a remote MFJ tuner.

It is matched against a significant earth system which has been developed over the last 20 Years.

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The G-Whip 4-2-1 antenna is resonant on 40, 20 and 10m and at only 12m long it is the ideal HF antenna for the small garden. Best installed as a sloper it's simple to put up with only one support required. The G-Whip range of antennas are some of the best in the UK - They are made out of the best quality stainless steel components and Kevlar coated wire for maximum durability - They are simply 'Plug & Play'.

Being active on Topband and 80 meters comes with its problems, mainly the band noise levels which put off many amateurs from operating. To try and overcome this obstacle I have erected a Wellbrook Loop receiving antenna on the side of garden shed. Only a couple of meters off the ground It's amazing !!!

If you suffer from noise on 160, 80 or 40 meters this antenna could be the answer to all your problems!! - It is only 1 metre in diameter and mine is mounted on a low cost, lightweight rotator just 2 meters off the ground.

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