G4GYS AMATEUR RADIO STATION
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That is probably what you will say when you have seen my website. I have held my licence since 1978. The exam was a grueling 3 hour written one, and the Morse test was taken at Post Office Headquarters in St Martin's le Grand. However, it really all started when I was young with crystal sets, clandestine listening to 40 metres on our Radio Renters set when my dad was not around., and carrying out some very dangerous experiments. When I was at school a queue would assemble in the playground to listen on a pair of headphones to my home made one valve radio.
Anyway, I'm not writing a book about it, but thought I would just pass on a few ideas. My main interest has been operation on the 160 metre band, and some of what is included here may be of interest to those with small gardens or planning restrictions. None of the antennas featured on this website are higher than 25 feet. End fed antennas are loaded against ground, but I must emphasize that I am lucky in having rather good earth conductivity during most of the year. If you don't have good earth conditions you may have to experiment a bit with a counterpoise.
Have fun, 73, John G4GYS