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Ian Leather

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3BU

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Call data

Last update:2021-01-20 20:16:08
Main prefix:G
DXCC Zone:223
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2021-01-22 05:23:16
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


Was a Short Wave listener for 20 years before taking the Foundation Licence in 2002. Took the City and Guild a year later and became M1ICL.

Graduated from Salford University in the mid-80's with a BSc in Mathematics, Physics and Computing using PDP-11's and Fortran, COBOL, Pascal and C. Became a software developer for import/export systems before moving to the print trade and specialising in the transfer of main-frame data into a fully automated pre-press system developed by myself.

Slowly began to diversify and learn the Graphic Design and Lithographic aspects of the business as well as the new digital pre-press and printing machines. Now self-employed designer/printer.

Other interests include computing (anything Apple - once I started using their kit I never looked back), photography and internet.

I only use wire antennas for HF. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim at RadioWorks who supplied the latest antenna - the Carolina Windom 160 Compact. We met at the Orlando HamFest and he went to the trouble of making and shipping one to me on a later vist.

Radios are the Yaesu FT-100D, Yaesu FT-817ND, Yaesu FT-7800, Yaesu FTM-100D, Yaesu FTM-300D, Yaesu VX-2, Yaesu FT-950 and Kenwood TS-590SG. As I think you may have guessed I am a Yaesu fan and after a brief experience with Icom equipment and very poor service from the manufacturer both here and in the USA I am back with Yaesu who have never let me down, but then I came across the Kenwood TS-590SG and loved it so that is now a great addition to the Shack. Also have the Juma PA1000 Amplifier.

73 Ian

Worked All Britain is SJ57


Kenwood TS-590SG with Heil PR-781
Yaesu FT-950
Yaesu FTM-300D
Yaesu FTM-100D
Yaesu FT-100D
Yaesu FT-817ND
Yaesu VX-2R

Juma PA1000

Carolina Windom 160 Compact
Comet GP-1
Comet GP-3

MFJ-969 Versa Tuner II

Nissei DPS-300GL Linear PSU
Microset PT-135A PSU

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.

Other images

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M1ICL / SOTA in The Lake District
other pic
M1ICL / Power area of Shack
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M1ICL / Pic B

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