Thanks for stopping by - I'm a radio amateur based in Chelmsford,
Essex UK. This website offers
information on my shack and aerials,
software applications, as well as some
links to other
related sites. The main Shack radio is an FT-950. You'll find me most active on HF, sometimes rag-chewing on
40m or playing PSK/RTTY or JT65-HF. I also got back into the CW recently, initially using a using a
home-brew paddle but now with a Bencher.
You will find some ham-radio/technical videos on my
FT-950 Follow-up Review ,
Gimmicks and Quirks ,
15m CW ,
TF2MSN on 6m
IW3INQ TK5MH ,
VY2ZM on 10m
New Shack Layout...
Spurious Emissions - A Blog, of sorts...
PZTLog v1.16.140 minor fixes...
Audio tests include SDR recording... FT-950
My interest in amateur radio started at an early age. During my school years, there
was lots of SWL'ing on HF+2m. Originally intending to take the RAE in
1994, it wasn't until 2001 that I got my "ticket" after passing the old C&G RAE
and 12wpm Morse test. Inheriting an FT-847 and
beams for 6m/2m/70cm, I completely ignored HF as I was too busy investigating 6m
(5ele) and 2m (13ele) and
colouring-in my EU locator map. Now, things have come full-circle
and I'm enjoying HF with a variety of home-brew aerials.
For work, I'm a software developer and broadcast engineer
- I write/maintain a number of applications for use in radio broadcasting which
are typically written in Visual Basic/.NET and Delphi. Users of my software include the BBC, BFBS, Cumulus Media, Sky News and various