M0PZT’s Online Shack

Ham Radio – a hobby that is enjoyed by many but endured by their neighbours.

Activity-wise, I favour CW/Digimodes from home, and CW+SSB when out portable.  The Shack doubles as my office so I find it easy to have a few digimode QSOs in-between tasks.  Radios include: Kenwood TS-590SG, an Icom IC-7300 along with an 80m Doublet and a 20m loop.

On 6m, there’s a 3ele LFA yagi for seasonal Sporadic’E and for QSOs with the locals on 2m/70cm, I have a V-2000 collinear.  In the car is an Icom IC-2730 50w dual-bander with this hands-free microphone.


QSLs : Sorry, but I don’t paper QSL.  Although some can be pretty, storing them isn’t practical so please don’t waste your time sending them.  I am not a Bureau member, so cards sent “via the buro” will never reach me.  eQSL/LoTW are far more efficient (not-to-mention planet-friendly) methods of confirmation.


Useful pages : Coax Power RatingsIC-7300 NotesHF Linked DipoleEuropean Locator Map

Handy Online SDR Links : These are great ways to check your signal, monitor propagation as well as listen to activity on the new geostationary satellite Oscar 100 : Hack Green HFHack Green VHFTwente (Dutch) HFBATC Oscar 100 (Es’Hail2)