I am a fully licensed radio amateur with callsign M1EYP
(QSL card above and below). I am often heard
on the Stockport (GB3MN; 145.650MHz) and Stoke-on-Trent (GB3VT; 145.725MHz) repeaters on
my Yaesu FT-817. I am no longer heard as "Mr
Scratchy" using 230mW from my old
Standard C108 handheld 2m VHF transceiver,
which got nicked on the summit of Scafell Pike G/LD-001.
My other main
amateur activity is doing summit activations in the SOTA - 'Summits On The Air' programme.
More information in the link below, or click on my SOTA button at the foot of the
page to read about my latest activations and view photographs.
As a member of the International Short Wave League, I occasionally operate
the ISWL's club callsigns MX1SWL/P and GX4BJC/P, and I have
also used MC1SWL/P and GC4BJC/P from Wales and MN1SWL/P
and GN4BJC/P from Northern Ireland. Here are a couple of photos from my 2003 camping holiday in Essex, where I operated with the MX1SWL/P
callsign, and met fellow ISWL member Herbert Yeldham G6XOU / G-20006:
My main radio interest however is listening to broadcast radio, from
international short wave stations to local FM and MW radio. Particular interests are
stations on both FM and SW, temporary RSL radio stations and new broadcasters. I
write to the stations to collect the QSL cards and other promotional material, and report
all my loggings to the British DX Club for publication in the monthly journal
Communication. I am a section editor for this magazine.
I have written for Short Wave Magazine and Radio Active magazine.
The full unedited version of my Radio Active article about my Radio Trips to the
commemorative offshore radio events in Essex, with all photographs, illustrations and
appendices, are reproduced on this site. Follow the link on the left, or at the
bottom of this page.
This is my old amateur QSL card, which also doubled as a SWL report card.
This shows all the membership numbers of the various radio societies and awards
programmes of which I am a member. Further details on any of these clubs, plus other
interesting radio websites, may be obtained by clicking on the links below. Please
note that for my own SOTA website, click on the button at the bottom of this page, not the
link logo below.