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Longitude / Latitude = 51.532427N 3.444927W


    CQ Zone 14       ITU Zone 27

WAB Square: SS98

QRA Locator = IO81GM

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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.

I have a Yaesu FT-991A which I use for 10m (C4FM), 6m, 2m and 70cm's. I also use it for my mini DXpeditions abroad. 

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Xiegu's X6100 is an ultra-portable HF & 50 MHz (6 m) SDR transceiver with a large 100 mm (4") full colour display and an internal 3000 mAh rechargeable battery for portable use. RF output is 10 W maximum when running on external power, 5 W maximum using the internal battery.

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

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My long wire (Inverted 'L') is approx 135 ft long and has a 4:1 UnUn at the feed point which is then tuned in the shack with an Elecraft KAT500 ATU

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 an active receiving loop 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.


Check Out this one : - LOOP ANTENNA

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RM Noise – Removing noise with AI

The RM Noise project uses AI with the goal of removing noise from SSB voice or CW radio signals. The AI has been trained using noise recordings which are often unique to each setup and location. The client program sends the radio’s noisy output to the AI servers, and the servers remove the noise in real-time and return the audio back to the client for listening.

It really works !!- Watch the video - RM Noise

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