Callsign: M0WYE (previous callsign G6TMK)
Station Location: Wye, near Ashford in Kent (QTH Locator square JO01LE)
Operator Name: Hugh
Radio M0WYE is a modest and low-budget affair, with converted PMR radios that previously saw service in AA vans and Gas board vehicles. Now they roam the airwaves on the 4 and 2 meter VHF bands. An small portable tele is used for Band 1 DXTV.
Since obtaining the new callsign, the station has been greatly improved with an FT847. This provides multimode capability on 2m, 4m, 6m and 70cm, an increase in power output, and, of course access to the HF bands. At present a two band trapped dipole, using home-made coaxial traps is being used for 20m and 40m.
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.
Please visit my blog to see details of my latest antics
The Icom balloon over Wye.
I use a Yeasu FT60E dual band handheld for mobile work, and I find this a
very good successor to the ICOM IC24ET that I was using. Frustrating
4 pin jack socket is used for mic and earphone, you can read about
how I made a hands-free set-up for the car here.
I have also found a very lively FT60 group on Yahoo.
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 ...
Hope to activate Willesborough Windmill for Windmills on the Air in 2016.
Photographs of the town where I live
Ashford Amateur Radio Club - G4AAR
I spend a lot of spare time working on the Kennington URC/ Methodist 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
Wye College Home Page
My Nan's collection of 78 r.p.m. Records!