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QTH : Chelmsford, Essex ... Locator / WAB : JO01FS / TL60

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M0PZT.com - Amateur Radio | Chelmsford, Essex JO01FS

Thanks for stopping by - I'm a radio amateur based in Chelmsford, Essex.  Here you'll find details about my shack and aerials, plus my software efforts as well as some projects and technical stuff...  I also keep a regular blog entitled Spurious Emissions which contains write-ups of my operating sessions, thoughts/rants and other general QRM.

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".

If you're looking for an all-in-one logging and digimode application, PZTLog is worth a look as is uLog which is a much more basic logging app.  For /P logging, I have written an application for Android tablets: tabLog - all are free downloads.

On Twitter?  You can follow me here @M0PZT for assorted Ham twitterings.

PZTLog - Logging, PSK, RTTY
Smart logging, Flexi-Input of QSO details, DXCC Stats and more!


Recently Updated Content and Pages

Blog - Spurious Emissions : Ham Goodies at Canvey ... January Skills Night ... APRS Bike Ride

CobWeb page updated - I can now supply the 1:4 Balun

PZTLog Pro - See it, try it, buy it - at the Canvey Rally, Sunday 1st February

PZTLog v1.21.160 - A FREE logging and PSK/RTTY solution for general QSOs and Contests

PZT Bike updated with audio of current /M headset

uLog - an easy-to-use logbook application - No fancy gimmicks, just quick and easy input of QSOs.  QRZ XML lookup available upon receipt of a 5 donation.

New page: Arduino Projects - new code gubbins to keep me busy
New page: APRS Setup - how I do /M position beacons [see M0PZT-7 to find me]

The Morse Mouse - learning CW for the young (and young-at-heart)...

Video: JT65 Basics - explaining the basics of the JT65 mode

Construction : Make a 2m Slim-Jim from 450-ohm feeder

Article : DX Chasing: Why, How and When [for Essex Ham]

About Me

My interest in amateur radio started when I was 12 with 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 the Advanced/Full) licence...

Portable: When the weather is good, I like to operate portable with the FT-857 and my tablet logging application, tabLog.  I typically use a 9m fishing-pole to support Inverted-V dipoles for 40m, 20m and 15m.  I also have vertical dipoles for the higher bands.

Outside of the hobby, I write software for use in audio/broadcast, I cycle/run (M0PZT-7) to keep in shape but also consume a bit too much coffee.

I also sell Ham Radio bits and pieces :