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M1ICL

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Ian Leather

WA7 Cheshire
England

EU
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Call data

Last update:2020-02-16 09:32:29
Continent:EU
Premium:YES
Views:414
Main prefix:G
Latitude:53.3046610
Longitude:-2.6579730
Locator:IO83QH
IOTA:EU-005
DXCC Zone:223
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14
Website:www.radiohams.co.uk

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2019-05-27 15:38:51
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:no

Biography

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 and no more than 100 watts on any band. 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 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.


73 Ian

Worked All Britain is SJ57

Equipment

Kenwood TS-590SG with Heil PR-781
Yaesu FT-950
Yaesu FTM-100D
Yaesu FT-100D
Yaesu FT-7800
Yaesu FT-817ND
Yaesu VX-2R

Carolina Windom 160 Compact

MFJ-969 Versa Tuner II

Nissei DPS-300GL Linear PSU

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