Longitude / Latitude = 51.532427N 3.444927W
QRA Locator = IO81GM
ITU Zone 27 - WAB Square: SS98
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 use to phase out noise or enhance received signals.
The Elecraft KPA500 (Solid State Amplifier 160-10M Plus 6M) provides that extra punch to get through to those DX stations.
I have a Yaesu FT-991A which I use for 6m, 2m and 70cm's. I also use it for my mini DXpeditions abroad.
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.
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.
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.