Station Location :
Chelmsford, Essex - The Birthplace of Radio
45km North-East of London
Locator / WAB: JO01FS / TL60
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Last 10 QSOs from PZTLog : Shack Status: Off-Air
Probably working or sleeping!

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

Recently Updated Content and Pages

Not the RSGB News Pt3 audio on the Fun Stuff page...

Blog - Spurious Emissions : RST Matters ... Cheeky /P ... Tricky DXCC ... GB100MWT in August ... Fun at Chignal ... Constructing Software ... DX Spotting ...

Headset page updated...

Random Ham Forecast Generator - get a random (daft) line from the Ham Forecast

tabLog v1.1 Android logging app for /P use and includes a Log View screen, CQ Voice Keyer and a simple interface for logging "in the field"...

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...

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

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.