Station Location :
Chelmsford, Essex - The Birthplace of Radio
45km North-East of London
Locator / WAB: JO01FS / TL60
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Main Page

Contact / QSL Info

Blog - Spurious Emissions

> Support for my software

Fun Stuff
> Daft, Silly and not-at-all Technical

> Stats and my last 100 QSOs

Portable Operating
> doing it in a field, by the sea or under a tree

Projects / Technical  includes :
> 2m Slim-Jim from 450-ohm Ladder Line
> Audio/Microphones for Ham Radio
> Headsets for DX'ing
> Porta-Frame for FT-857, ATU and Battery
> Sorbie Balun and Bottle Choke

PZTips + Ideas

Shack / Aerials  includes :
> FT-60E Notes
> FT-817ND Notes
> FT-450D Notes
> FT-950 Notes

> Fan aka "Ramsay" Dipole
> HF Vertical 40m-10m

Software  includes :
> PZTLog : Logging, PSK/RTTY, DXCC Stats
> tabLog Logging for Android
> uLog Simple Logger - Amateur Radio | Chelmsford, Essex JO01FS

Thanks for stopping by - I'm a radio amateur based in Chelmsford, Essex UK.

Here you'll find details about my shack and aerials, plus my software efforts as well as some projects and technical stuff...  I also regularly update a blog page entitled  "Spurious Emissions".  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".

You may be interested in my logging program: PZTLog, or want to know a bit more about the new logging application for Android tablets: tabLog - these are free downloads here.


On Twitter?  You can follow me here @M0PZT

Last 10 QSOs from PZTLog : Shack Status: Off-Air
Probably working or sleeping!

Recently Updated Content and Pages
tabLog v1.1 Android logging app now with a Log View screen and several minor bug-fixes relating to saving a QSO and dealing with lower/uppercase fields.

Spurious Emissions blog - No Ham is an Island ... Floodgates ... Pointless Special Calls ... I'm Yelling Timber ... Android Portable ... Wet String ... Bikes and Tablets ... Support Forum ... GB1JSS Report

Fun Stuff updated with YingTong Radio plus episode 5 of the Ham Forecast and part 5 "Clubs" of Amateur Radio Explained plus Not the RSGB News coming soon!

PZTLog v1.21.125 - Callsign lookups improved, XML lookup added
A FREE logging and PSK/RTTY solution for general QSOs and Contests...
Used every day in my Shack, and hopefully yours, too

uLog v1.10 - A simple logging application that now includes a re-sizable window...

PZTLogPro early/sample help file now online

FT-857 Notes now includes MH-31 and Headset audio tests...

PZTips - updated with Tips for /P Success and other other tips/tricks and ideas

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 /P 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.

I QSL automatically via eQSL and via the Buro when requested or if a card is received.