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G7SYW

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Roger (Rod) Brown

CO6 Colchester
England, United Kingdom

EU
england
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Call data

Last update:2024-01-14 09:17:33
QTH:Colchester, Essex
Continent:EU
Views:714
Main prefix:G
Class:Full
Federal state:United Kingdom
Latitude:51.9507254
Longitude:0.7546451
Locator:JO01
IOTA:EU-005
DXCC Zone:223
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14
Website:www.g7syw.com

Most used bands

20m
(27%)
40m
(24%)
30m
(13%)
80m
(11%)
17m
(9%)

Most used modes

FT8
(59%)
RTTY
(13%)
PSK31
(11%)
USB
(6%)
LSB
(5%)

QSL data

Last update:2022-03-04 10:24:58
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

Hi and thanks for looking me up. If we've had, or are having a QSO, thank you for the contact.

If you've looked up my contest call of G7H and ended up here, please ensure you have logged our contact correctly. If you send me a QSL card, please send it to G7H VIA G7SYW through the buro - thanks.

All QSO's are sent an electronic QSL via eQSL (AG), HRDLog, ClubLog, and LoTW. Paper QSL's are via the RSGB bureau, I send out a large number of cards 3 or 4 times a year depending on how many I have, so please be patient.

Way back, my experience as the local CB rig doctor began my path to taking the RAE and gaining my amateur licence in 1994.

My current QTH is in the small town close to Colchester in North Essex, England.

Feel free to visit my website at www.g7syw.com where you can find more information about me, the shack and maybe download some files you want.​

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

The main radio here is a Kenwood TS-2000. Due to not having much space to install HF antennas, my main antenna is a long wire fed via a remote ATU at the base, running diagonally across the back garden. I also have a Cushcraft R7000 vertical which stands in the corner.

For 6m a horizontal halo type antenna is mounted on the gable end of the house, VHF/UHF uses a Diamond X300 co-linear antenna mounted on the chimney.  The original antenna was there for over 15 years, although after all this time of being battered by the wind, it developed a slight lean to it. Maybe someday I will get up on the roof to replace the feeder and check the connections & straighten it up again etc.

That someday has now come, and gone...  the antenna has now been replaced with a nice shiny new one.  It turned out the slight lean was caused by the mounting bolts wearing away the material in the softer bracket and creating an elliptical bolt hole.

I am very active on FT8 and use a SignaLink USB interface for the digimodes. Although I started with a homebrew interface which used the PC internal soundcard, I found this to be slightly inconvenient when wanting to use the PC for my other audio interests.

A TYT UV MD-380 DMR handie radio being used with a MMDVM hotspot running Pi-Star is usually monitoring the HubNet or TG91 talkgroups.

For mobile I use a Yaesu FT-857D with an ATAS 120A antenna for HF & 6m, and a Watson W7900 antenna for VHF/UHF.

DX Code Of Conduct

dx code of conduct small logoI support the "DX Code Of Conduct" to help to work with each other and not each against the others on the bands.

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G7SYW / The Shack - Sept 2021
  

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