Welcome to my website, i’m guessing you got here because you heard me somewhere on amateur radio.
I am active on D-Star / DMR and also on HF via analogue or digital voice and/or Data modes such as PSK or SSTV. In January2023 I added a QRP radio into my set up so I will be also getting this kit out to build upon my interests (See my QRP Page).
I am currently experimenting with Vara on both HF and VHF, so far I am impressed with the mode and have enjoyed contacts both locally and across several countries.
I operate an Icom 7100 from home, linked to a Western HF 10 wire dipole antenna and connected to an MFJ993b antenna tuner. This allows HF, VHF and UHF use at home, for the VHF side a co linear vertical antenna is installed.
For my D-Star activity I have my treasured Icom 2820 which I have owned since 2008 and it still gives me great service, along with the Kenwood TH74D which I recently purchased for hand portable use. DMR is served via an Anytone 868.
I can be found on the XLX network usually XLX 135R (D135 which forms the basis of the South Wales network of local repeaters, gateways and hotspots for our region.
Local D Star repeaters GB7CD and GB7RB form the backbone of the network in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.