Amateur Radio Gubbins

QTH : Chelmsford, Essex ... 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 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 I'm out cycling/walking, I may be visible using my APRS setup.

If you're looking for an all-in-one logging and digimode application, PZTLog and PZTLog Pro are worth a look as is uLog which is a much more basic logging app.  For /P logging, I have written an application for Android tablets: tabLog - this is used for all my /P activities as it imports directly into PZTLog which a pen+paper do not!


Recently Updated Content and Pages

Sunday 21st June : GB1JSS Summer Solstice special event returns!

uLog v1.17 update - a simple logbook application (minor fixes, DXCC updates)
A 5 donation will let you use your QRZ subscription for XML lookups

New page: PZTLogLite tablet-friendly logging software coming soon!

On 5th May, I gave a talk at the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society on "Operating Portable" - details here
Summer is here - so read-up on my Portable kit... and see my 2015 /P picture here

Blog - Spurious Emissions : Portable Surprises ... Shack Plumbing ... Taking the /P

Details of GB1STG St George's Day special event

Arduino Projects updated with details of Morse Keyer (layout and LCD module)
Watch my Morse Keyer in action - making CW sound very musical!
Morse Mouse - learning code and a bit of fun for Amateur Radio events

PZTLog v1.21.160 - A FREE logging and PSK/RTTY solution
PZTLog Pro updated... Something a bit better'er than PZTLog

Video: JT65 Basics - explaining the basics of the JT65 mode
: Make a 2m Slim-Jim from 450-ohm feeder

I also sell Ham Radio bits and pieces :

About Me

My interest in amateur radio started when I was 12 with 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 licence.

When the weather is good, I like to operate portable with the FT-857 and my tablet logging application, tabLog.  I typically use a 10m fishing-pole to support Inverted-V dipoles for 40m, 20m and 15m..

Outside of the hobby, I write software for use in audio/broadcast, I cycle/run (M0PZT-7) to keep in shape and also consume a bit too much coffee.

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