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Steve Wright
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EI5DD Ham Since 1973

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Other Callsigns
G4GFC (UK Callsign)
EI4ALE (Galway VHF Group Callsign)
EI185RNLI (Special Event Callsign for RNLI OPeration)
EJ185RNLI (Special Event Callsign for Aran Islands RNLI)
EI0TED (Craggy Island Dxpedition Group Callsign)

My Ham Radio Interests
My major interest in radio is home-brew project building and renovation of older radio equipment. I still have my old Codar AT5 transmitter, T28 Receiver, CR70MkII all in perfect working order after much TLC. I recently acquired a KW2000B tranceiver which requires a little attention but will be a treasured addition to my collection of vintage equipment. My most valued piece of test equipment is my B&K 700 valve tester.

I am involved in the Amateur Radio Emergency Network which is busy with local activity for at least 10 months of the year. This is also an opportunity to enjoy portable and mobile operation.

I am a member of the Galway VHF Group. I am involved with an active and innovative group of operators sharing similar interests. Meetings are very enjoyable and always an opportunity to keep up to date with new technology.

QRP operation is another field of radio that holds my interest and a number of projects are currently on the test bench at present. A pity the CW is rusty but a good excuse to bring up the speed.

Portable operation is another facet of the hobby that I enjoy. There is nothing to beat throwing a bit of wire up and working the world. I have great results to date from wire carried aloft by a kite. I intend to buy a few more kites and suspend a delta loop for 80 metres some time.

Having followed a lot of the work done by Nathan Cohen, fractal antennas really do appeal to my imagination. I hope to test a few designs in the near future.

My Base station
Icom 756
Behringer Xenyx 502 Microphone pre-amp/equaliser
Yaesu FT897D
Ascom 550
TigertronicsDigital Modes Interface

My Portable Station
Icom 7200
Fibreglass Mast+wire antennas
Kite supported dipole or slopers

My Back-Pack Station
Yaesu FT817D
LDG Auto tuner
MP-1 portable vertical antenna 80 - 10m
Selction of Dipoles
Portable centre Loaded Vertical

My Mobile Station
Icom 7200
Pro Am Whips for HF bands
Yaesu FT 8900 Quadbander

Other Interests
Classical Music
Creative writing

Galway VHF Group
QRP Amateur Radio Club International
European PSK Club
Radio Society of Great Britain
American Radio Relay League
Irish Radio Transmitters Society

Dromineer Castle

From EI5DD

2/15/2010 3:26:37 PM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

Planning an expedition, with members of the Galway VHF Group, to operate from Dromineer Castle on the 17th March. Operation will be on 80, 40 and 20 metres using the VHF Group Callsign EI4ALE. Operation should be from 9 am until around 5 pm. A great day out will be enjoyed by all - weather permitting!

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