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Paul Griffiths

IP122PX Woodbridge
England, Suffolk

EU
england
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Call data

Last update:2018-09-05 02:26:17
QTH:Bromeswell
Continent:EU
Views:352
Main prefix:G
Class:Foundation
Federal state:Suffolk
Latitude:52.1029000
Longitude:1.3616100
Locator:JO02QC
IOTA:EU-005
DXCC Zone:223
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14
Website:www.1090productions.com

Most used modes

SSB
(94%)
FM
(7%)
SSTV
(1%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2018-09-01 01:27:41
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:I also accept QSL via email

Biography



Welcome to ...


... M 6 P N C




History:-

I have always had a keen interest in radio since I could pick one up - tuning in to listen to Radio Luxembourg (Fabulous 208), Atlantic 252 and BBC Radio 1 (MW & LW)!

The technical side developed when my parents gave me a 'build it yourself' radio set when I was around eight years old. I was fascinated that I was able to transmit on the Medium Wave band, using the copper pipes of the central heating radiators as an antenna!
The neighbours would be able to hear my 'radio shows' on their AM radios - fortunately, they never complained and I was never caught!


I was a keen CB radio operator in the 1990s, when a CB license cost £15.00 from the Radiocommunications Agency.
I felt that stepping into Amateur Radio, would be most beneficial for pursuing my radiocommunication hobby.


After obtaining my license in September 2015; my first QSO was with my good friend, Steve Nicholls (GØJFM), on the 10m band. ​​​It is also with the help of Steve, that my interest in amateur radio blossomed.

I am extremely grateful to Steve for his continued support, knowledge and experience; in our shared hobby.




Personal Biography:-

I live in a village called Bromeswell, in the county of Suffolk, in the East of England.


I have a beautiful and bright young daughter. I am hoping in years to come, that she will recall the wonderful time we had together listening to the radio and 'playing radio' with the pink PMR radios I gave her and perhaps, follow "Daddy's" footsteps into Amateur Radio.


My beautiful, 'XYL' and love of my life, Crystal (WAØØ85SWL & CSWL-1692/W); is currently studying towards her license, so we can share this wonderful hobby together. Crystal enjoys listening in to EchoLink communications, HF communications and Emergency communications. Once she has obtained her license; we intend to operate at various mobile locations.

We both have an interest in weather and radar operations. We both enjoy storm tracking and watching how they develop on radar. We have various weather apps on our iPhones and we plan on further education in Meteoroligy.



Crystal is qualified in Music Education and has qualifications in Broadcasting, including a Diploma. She has used her videography skills for a charity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Unity, A Journey of Hope - to record, edit and produce documentaries.

Crystal is also a voiceover artist, recording and producing commercials and sweepers etc for radio and TV.




Areas of interest:-

HF SSB operating, SSTV, DXing and developing a greater understanding propagation.

It fascinates me how my 10 Watt radio signal can travel various distances, worldwide even; subject to conditions.

I have been fortunate enough to make contact with stations all around Europe and even Transatlantic; on just my permitted 10 Watts!




Special Event Stations:-

​On September 10th​ 2016, Steve Nicholls (GØJFM) and I, operated GB2SJB for CHOTA (Churches & Chapels On The Air); from St John the Baptist Church, Wantisden, Woodbridge, Suffolk. This was my first time taking part operating a Special Event Station and enjoyed it immensely!

On September 9th 2017, Steve Nicholls (GØJFM) and I, operated GBØSMS for CHOTA at St Mary's Church, Swilland, Suffolk. Please see the GBØSMS page for further details of the day.




Achievements:-

My very first award was for working over three of the Cumbrian Lifeboat Stations, during 'SOS Radio Week' 2016, and was also the first Cumbrian Lifeboat Stations Award of 2016! My certificate is number 001!

​I also qualified for the eQSL eDX award, for receiving eQSL cards from 25 unique countries and I'm well on my way to my next goal of 50 unique countries.

​In October 2016, I qualified for the Cervantes 400th Anniversary Diploma (Silver).

​In November 2016 I qualified for the EURAO EuroBureauQSL 'Bronze' Award - for working 28, confirmed countries, including 23 European.




Memberships:-

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
The World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs & Listeners (WACRAL) - Member Nº:
1686
World SSTV Club (WSSTVC) - Lifetime Member Nº: WSC #​ 99Ø
South Coast Amateur Radio Service (SCARS) - E247Ø
European ROS Club (ERC) - Member Nº: ERC#1948




I look forward to making contact with you soon!



73 & 5Ø1

DE

M 6 P N C





Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

HF:-
Yaesu FT-857D;​
Alinco DR-135 UK;
LDG Electronics AT-100 Pro Autotuner;
½ Size G5RV dipole - erected with the help of Steve Thomas (M1ACB).

VHF & UHF:-
Leixen VV-898;
Baofeng UV-B6;
AKD 2001;
Pye MX290 Series;
Nagoya SP-76B mobile aerial.​

DATA MODE:-
EchoLink - Node #598207;
MultiPSK - For SSTV use.

LOGGING:-
Log4OM;
HamLog.

APPS (iPhone 6):-
iDX;
DX Cluster;
Repeater Book;
EchoLink;
HamLog.

Other images

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M6PNC / My 2016 QSL card, featuring my 'XYL' and me
  

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