Sunday 18 December 2011

Long overdue!

Well I hadn't forgotten about my blog but I moved QTH in September and have been busy. The new house is much older (built around 1920s) and one advantage is I have a garden that is just over 20 metres long. Another advantage is although I still live in the same village as before the new location is a little higher up so is better for VHF.
The disadvantage is a have lots of work here to do, mainly decorating and in the summer I will have plenty of work to do outside. Will I find time for radio?? Of course!
I have already set up the shack
And just to get on the air I have put up a half size G5RV wire antenna with additional Inductors for 80 metres and a small dual band Watson W30 for VHF/UHF.

For my shortwave listening activities the Wellbrook loop  is currently propped up in the shack window where it works surprisingly well.
Generally this QTH is quieter electrically I think.

Plans for future include a better VHF/UHF antenna (possible a tri bander covering 6 metres also) getting my HF vertical back up and getting the Wellbrook loop outside. I would also like to get back onto 4 metres (70 mhz). Of course all of this will take time and may have to wait for the spring. In the meantime at least I am back on the air.


  1. Morning, well moving and change can always be a good thing but then there is the setup and the decorating. The way I have looked at it in the past is one step at a time. Then before you know it all is done and it's time to rest and enjoy.

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  3. Good to have you back in blogland.. :0)

    Shack looks good....

    Have a great Christmas ......
    73 de Mark MW0MJB

  4. Kevin,

    Nice blog and glad to see you will have time for more posts now! I hate moving, takes me years to get everything back where I like it. ;)

    Will add you to my blog-roll.


    Casey, TI2/NA7U (

  5. Hello Kevin,

    Slight elevation change...good. Less electrical noise is a BIG change, and a very good one.