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G3XDS

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Peter John Wilde

NG18 4QD MANSFIELD
England

EU
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Call data

Last update:2017-11-13 21:44:21
QTH:WAB SK55
Continent:EU
Views:239
Main prefix:G
Latitude:53.1234765
Longitude:-1.1580598
Locator:IO93KC
DXCC Zone:223
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2017-06-28 15:07:27
Bureau name:RSGB
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:no
Extra QSL Info:SWL's Reports very welcome.

Biography

My other interest is in British Railway history. In the above photograph we see one of three very small standard-gauge (4ft 8.5in.) 2-4-0T locomotives built by Manning, Wardle Ltd., in the 1870's for the London and Blackwall, Millwall Extension Railway, which was fully opened for passenger traffic from Millwall Junction to North Greenwich & Cubitt Town in July 1872 (the latter station served a small ferry across the River Thames to South Greenwich, later replaced by a foot tunnel. The line closed to passenger traffic in May 1926 during the 'General Strike,' however, part of the line is in use today by the Docklands Light Railway firstly to a terminus at Island Gardens (on the old site of North Greenwich station) and then under the river to Lewisham. I had proposed to build a scale model (in Scale 7) of the station area of North Greenwich and the approach viaduct but it became a far too large a project for an 80 year old!

My old '0' gauge model of Brockford & Wetheringsett is on permanent display at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum, Brockford Station, near Stowmarket, Suffolk. See their website www.mslr.org.uk for additional details.

In addition to the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Society I am also a member of the Great Eastern Railway Society, the Midland Railway Society, the Historical Model Railway Society, the North London Railway Historical Society, and the British Railways Amateur Radio Society. Full details of the above may be obtained from their individual web-sites.

I have been licensed since December 1967 and the station has been located in Sale, Cheshire where I was a member of the South Manchester ARC until 1973; then with a move to Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire where I became a member of the Mansfield & District ARC until 1980; then to Cheshunt in Hertfordshire where I became an active member of the Cheshunt & District ARC until June 1982; then a return to Mansfield (in 'Robin Hood country') alongside Sherwood Forest.

Equipment

My 'Radio Shack' (described in some dictionaries as a rude cabin) is the small 'bedroom' (10 foot by 8 foot) of an 1960's three bedroom terraced house within a small estate to the south-east of the town of Mansfield within Sherwood Forest, some 12 miles north of the City of Nottingham in the East-Midlands of England.

My main station equipment is the recently repaired Yaesu FT-101 (one of the earliest to reach this country) with it's matching speaker; next is the Yaesu FT-991 'Shack-in-a-Box'and matching Speaker SP-10; followed by the 30 amp PSU and alongside that is the general coverage receiver DX-394 by Radio Shack.

The available space in the rear garden (33 feet by 30 feet) is where the main antenna, a 'fan' dipole at a height of 40 feet with the wires forming a near horizontal V back to the house at 30 feet. This works well on 40 15 and 10 meters and a Colinear for 6m 2m and 70cm is mounted on top of the main 40 foot telescopic pole. In addition an end-fed 'long' wire at a maximum height of 40 feet, tuned by the Comet CAT-300 ATU is also in use for 12m 17m 20m 30m 80m and 160m.

This November 2017 I will have 81'Turns-on-the-Coil' (or rather 'Coils-on-the-Turn') and still quite active, both with cycling, railway history research and when I have some additional 'spare' time (and space) some railway modelling in 'Scale 7' and of course the gardening with my dear XYL Ann.

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