Station Location :
Chelmsford, Essex - 45km North-East of London
Locator / WAB: JO01FS / TL60
Latitude: 51.45.3N
Longitude: 0.26.56E
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Thanks for stopping by - I'm a radio amateur based in Chelmsford, Essex UK.

Here you'll find details about my shack and aerials, plus my software efforts as well as some projects and technical stuff and the odd video/audio clip...  I also regularly update to a blog called Spurious Emissions.

In the Shack, the main radio is the FT-950 for HF+6m and there's an FT-857D for VHF/UHF and portable fun.  You'll find me most active on HF where I enjoy datamodes such as JT/PSK/RTTY.  I also operate CW, typically on the higher HF bands looking for that elusive "DX"...  Locally, I may be lurking on 2m via the GB3DA repeater.

On Twitter?  You can follow me here @M0PZT

About Me
My interest in amateur radio started at an early age.  During my early teens, there was lots of SWL'ing on HF+2m along with learning CW.  Originally intending to take the RAE in 1994, it wasn't until 2001 that I got my "ticket" after passing what was then known as the C&G RAE and the Morse test to get the old Class A (now known as "Advanced") licence...

Recently Updated Content and Pages

Spurious Emissions - A Blog, of sorts - Up CW Creek ... The Hunt for White Router ... Daft Things That Hams Do ... Signal Reports ... PZTips for /P Success ... GB5OR 5 Decades of Offshore Radio

New page: PZTips - Offering tips/tricks, ideas and useful information...

Videos page includes GB0CBN Narrowboat (short) presentation, an audio guide to phonetics, plus a "show and tell" of a simple 9:1 UnUn.

PZTLog v1.20.105 - A FREE logging and PSK/RTTY solution for both general QSOs and Contests...

Portable page shows new foam flight-case and Headset page features a circuit diagram...

Build-your-own: 2m Slim-Jim from 450-ohm Ladder-Line and Desk Microphone projects added...

FT-950 Notes with new audio clips...

uLog - Simple logging application and great for /P operating or just local QSOs from the Shack!  As seen at the CARS Skills Workshop and on Southgate Amateur Radio News

Short Bits of News, Planned Activities and Local Events

Stats : This site sees around 250 unique visitors each day and an average of 4500 unique visitors per month.

A special-event station celebrating St George's Day will be active in Chelmsford on Wednesday 23rd April - details to follow...

The next CARS "Skills Workshop" is on Monday 21st April.  The previous one was on Monday 17th March.

CARS at Sandford Mill on Saturday 26th April for International Marconi Day. This event is open to the public.

Messing about on the river: 5th April GB0CBN, narrowboats and some Essex Hams at Indigo Wharf here in Chelmsford.

Portable Fun : On the 28th March at Walton-on-the-Naze pier as part of the 50th anniversary of Radio Caroline, we operated as GB5OR.  See my Blog and the Essex Ham website for details...