Callsign: M0WYE (previous callsign G6TMK)
Station Location: Wye, near Ashford in Kent (QTH Locator square JO01LE)
Operator Name: Hugh
Radio M0WYE operates mostly with an FT847. This provides multimode capability on 2m, 4m, 6m and 70cm, and access to the HF bands. At present some home made vertical antennas are in use. These are mostly monoband "normal mode helical" antennas, and consist of a ~5/8 wave length of wire coiled up a fibreglass rod, about 0.1 wavelengths long. These operate against a large ground-plane under the tiles of the roof.
Please visit my blog to see details of my latest antics
I am developing an index of the blog (up to June 2018) here, because Google doesn't seem to index it very thoroughly
The Icom balloon over Wye.
I use a TYT MD380 YDMR handheld for mobile work. You can read about
how I made a hands-free set-up for the car here and on the blog.
I mostly use GB7AS, our local DMR repeater.
I've put up a Diamond X30 Dual Band Colinear for 2 and 70cms. Quarterwave ground plane aerials are used for 4 and 6m.
I live close to the North Downs, which tend to block signals in some directions, but I like to turn this to an advantage by operating mobile from the top of the Downs, and I have a 5 element yagi for 2 and a home made 16 element for 70cms. I use Home made HB9CV antennas on 4 and 6m.
Home made yagi for 70cms made out of parts from old TV aerials. 2.4m boom - approx. 13dB gain.
I'd like to hear (or work) some stations via aurora, so I've started monitoring the solar weather ...
With G8WMZ and some other local amateurs, we have been activating Willesborough Windmill since 2016.
You can read all about it on the GB8WW QRZ page.
Read About My experiments with the 136kHz
band. I've put up some pictures of my LF antennas and
transmitter. - but very much a "work in progress".
Here the D2006 Selective Level Meter is being used as a receiver to tune the antenna to resonance. The "Dalek" on the left is the base loading coil which incorporates a variometer.
Photographs of the town where I live
I maintain the Kennington United Church Web Pages, Kennington Church Homepage
You can mail me if you like, m0wye (at) radiouk.com, constructive criticism of the pages will always be welcome.
Some other links...
Link to the Wye web page - www.wye.org
My Nan's collection of 78 r.p.m. Records!