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

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


Recently Updated Content and Pages

PZTLog v1.21.140 - JT65-HF logfile updated, Datamode Macro shortcut buttons added
A FREE logging and PSK/RTTY solution for general QSOs and Contests

Portable page updated with revised aerial diagram and description

Blog - Spurious Emissions : Special or Political Calls? ... Amateur Radio Licence Review ... Makrothen RTTY ... Daft Things That Hams Do #186 ... GB2EAA ... Steal This Idea

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"

Want to melt some solder? How about a simple-to-make 2m Slim-Jim or a simple Desk Microphone from a spare electret capsule and a plastic project box

Headset page updated

PZTLog Pro - coming soon

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.

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