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Joe Baker

BT65 County Armagh

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Call data

Last update:2023-04-13 07:21:48
QTH:Northern Ireland
Main prefix:GI
DXCC Zone:245
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2023-04-01 13:17:43
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no


Hi all,

I have always been interested in radio, radio signals and how they travel etc and I have always been fascinated by with using just the simplest of communication devices one could talk with other people around the world. In my youth I would listen and transmit on CB (citizen band) radio but I slowly lost interest due to immature operators and worked more with shortwave listening and using various scanners for listening to local UHF/VHF frequencies as well as HF bands and found it vastly interesting.

I also work a lot with computers and enjoy the new technology that is continually being released with regards to amateur radio and always thrilled at seeing what's new for the future.

Working Conditions

My main rig is a Yaesu FTdx101MP with Yaesu FPS-101 speaker/power supply. I'm also using a Heil PR40 Microphone into a W2IHY 8 Band Graphic Equalizer. My other rig is an Icom IC-9700 (All mode) with Icom SM-30 microphone and a Yaesu SP-2000 speaker which I use for 2m/70cm and 23cm with a Diamond X200N antenna.

My HF antennas are a 9 element 5 band Yagi (OptiBeam OB9-5) covering 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m and 10m and an EAntenna 40MDY1 Rotary Dipole (41ft) for 40m, these are all running on top of a Yaesu G-1000DXC rotator and 10.7m Tennamast. I'm also using a home made 80m OCF Dipole with a "Balun Designs" 3Kw 4:1 Balun and copper Flexweave wire, with one leg running at a slight angle but more or less North/South from a 30ft pole between two trees. I use this for 80m & 30m along with a Palstar AT2K Antenna tuner (2kW)

Worked DXCCs:



Yaesu FTDX101MP with Yaesu FPS-101 speaker/power supply
Heil PR40 Microphone into a W2IHY 8 Band Graphic Equalizer
Icom IC-9700 with Yaesu SP-2000 speaker
TYT MD 380
Yaesu FT-60
Icom ID-51E plus 2
Icom ID-31E
SharkRF OpenSpot 3


Yaesu G-1000DXC rotator and 10.7m Tennamast
OptiBeam OB9-5 (20m, 17m, 15m, 12m and 10m)
EAntenna 40MDY1 Rotary Dipole (41ft)for 40m
Balun Designs Homemade copper Flexweave 80m OCFD
Diamond X200N (2m/70cm)

Tuner: Palstar AT2K Antenna tuner (2kW)

Amplifier: Acom 1500 (1500w)


MSI GP73 Leopard 8RE-062UK
Intel Core i7-8750H Hexa-Core Processor
17.3" Full HD 120Hz Screen
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
500GB Samsung Evo M.2 NVMe + 1TB Samsung Evo Storage SSD + 120GB M.2 Recovery SSD
Dedicated GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Graphics
3 x 27" Samsung Curved Monitors

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 250
ITU 60
CQ 40
IOTA 400

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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