Station Location :
Chelmsford, Essex - The Birthplace of Radio
45km North-East of London
Locator / WAB: JO01FS / TL60
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M0PZT.com - Amateur Radio | Chelmsford, Essex JO01FS

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".

If you're looking for an all-in-one logging and digimode application, PZTLog is worth a look.  For /P logging, I have written an application for Android tablets: tabLog - both are free downloads.

On Twitter?  You can follow me here @M0PZT for assorted Ham twitterings.
 

PZTLog - Logging, PSK, RTTY
Smart logging, Flexi-Input of QSO details, DXCC Stats and more!


 

Recently Updated Content and Pages

The Morse Mouse - learning CW for the young (and young-at-heart)...

PZTLog v1.21.150 - A FREE logging and PSK/RTTY solution for general QSOs and Contests

Blog - Spurious Emissions : Raspberry Pi Jam ... Ham or Sham? ... Skills and Ideas ... CW and SSB Filtering Tips ... PZT Pedal Power ... Halloween Ham ... Think of the Trees

The cold weather isn't stopping me getting out and about!
17th Nov : CARS Skills Workshop, Danbury
22nd Nov : Raspberry Pie Jam #4, Southend and my blog entry

Video: JT65 Basics - explaining the basics of the JT65 mode

DX Chasing: Why, How and When [article for Essex Ham]

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"

Melt some solder: Make a 2m Slim-Jim from 450-ohm feeder or a Desk Microphone from a spare electret capsule and a plastic project box

uLog - an easy-to-use logbook application that offers just the basic fields for QSO entry. No fancy gimmicks, just quick and easy input of QSOs whether you're in the Shack or somewhere /P with the laptop
 

 

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.

During the winter months, I relegate the fishing-pole the garden where it supports an 80m Inverted-L - this is typically used on JT/PSK modes.