|Location||Bromley, Greater London|
Or, how did I get into Amateur Radio?
When I was about 16, I was given an offer by a relative that if I got a Amateur Radio Licence I would be given a Radio. At the time I was not very interested in radio and the offer went on the back burner for a while, a long while.
Then came Christmas 2003 (Age then 27). In a reversal I was given an Icom IC-E90 (Handheld) radio and was told if I wanted to use it I would have to get an Amateur Radio Licence.
|Call||Licence||Exam Location||Date Passed|
|MØTZO||Full / Advanced||HFC||November 2006|
|G1ZQN||Full / Advanced||Obtained from Late Uncle||October 2008|
|WØTZO||General Class||Friedrichshafen||January 2009|
Member of various clubs including:-
Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
Sutton and Cheam Radio Society (SCRS) webmaster
Whitton Amateur Radio Group (WARG) webmaster
Isle of Wight Radio Society (IWRS) associate member
To be honest through a mixup (as always with me), but I like it now.
Why, what happened?
The calls I would have most wanted (with my initials for example) had gone. So then I wanted a call that could spell a word using the 3 as an E (MExxx). Obvious ones like M3TRO (metro), M3TER (meter), M3DIC (medic), etc had all gone.
Then I remembered about a restaurant in London which had a name like Metzo. A call to the Radio Licence Centre (RLC) and found M3TZO was available. I then discovered a slight mistake in my spelling of the name of the restuarant which was actaully METTO.
Another call to the RLC and oh no M3TTO had gone. I decided that as I had already found a call that was available, I would go back to that.
(160-10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm – 100w All mode) HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver
- Yaesu FT-991A Accessories
- Yaesu MD-100a8x Microphone
- Heil Traveler Single Side Headset
(160-10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm – 5w All mode) HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver
- Yaesu FT-817 Accessories
- LDG Z817
- BHi DSP Module
- Rockwell Collins 0143 (526-8686-010) filter
- Rockwell Collins 0144 (526-8739-020) filter
Icom IC-E92D D-Star/Digital 2m/70cm Handheld
- Icom IC-E92D Accessories
- Icom HM-175GPS Microphone with GPS
- Icom Leather Case
MKARS 80 Transceiver
- Self built over 1-2 years. Worked when last used, but no 80m antenna at current QTH.
Antennas & other stuff