Station Location :
Chelmsford, Essex - The Birthplace of Radio
45km North-East of London
Locator / WAB: JO01FS / TL60
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Last 10 QSOs from PZTLog : Shack Status: Off-Air
Probably working or sleeping!

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".

You may be interested in my logging program: PZTLog, or want to know a bit more about the new logging application for Android tablets: tabLog - these are free downloads here.

On Twitter?  You can follow me here @M0PZT

Recently Updated Content and Pages

Blog - Spurious Emissions : Dr Datamodes at Skills Workshop ... Datamodes at GB100MWT ... Digital Musings ... Hammercials ... Cheating at PSK ... RST Matters ... Cheeky /P ... Tricky DXCC

tabLog v1.2 Android logging app for /P use and includes a Log View screen, CQ Voice Keyer and a simple interface for logging "in the field"...

Projects: A simple-to-make 2m Slim-Jim a simple Desk Microphone from a spare electret capsule and a plastic project box.

Headset page updated...

PZTLog v1.21.125 - Callsign lookups improved, XML lookup added
A FREE logging and PSK/RTTY solution for general QSOs and Contests...
Used every day in my Shack, and hopefully yours, too

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 the Advanced/Full) licence...  After about a decade of not using CW, I finally got myself a paddle and am happy to QSO at around 22wpm.

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.

I QSL automatically via eQSL and via the Buro when requested or if a card is received.