I'm based in the city of Chelmsford, Essex - around 45km from London. Got my licence in 2001 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.
Equipment includes: Kenwood TS-590SG, Elecraft KX3, Yaesu FT-857D. At home, I mainly operate CW+Datamodes but occasionally put the headset on and speak! My main HF aerial is an 80m Doublet in a linear-loaded (aka "Cobra") arrangement. As an all-rounder, it works quite well. During the warmer months, I like to operate "portable" from a couple of locations - For that I have a 40m/30m/20m/17m Linked-Dipole supported by a 10m telescopic pole.
When operating CW, I'll usually call at 16-18wpm, which is my comfort-zone for a typical QSO and makes it more of an enjoyable conversation as opposed to a translation exercise - I am happy to QRS when asked, so don't be shy!
Thanks for your interest...
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