The prime interest is in constructing and operating on the microwave bands e.g. 1Ghz and above, plus the millimeter bands of 24Ghz and above, although I do dabble a bit on 4meters and also HF.
This picture at the right, shows the antenna system circa 2010, comprising a 1296Mhz quadloop yagi; a 9 ele yagi for 432Mhz, a 144Mhz 8 element yagi and the 10Ghz 60cm dish antenna with a 1 watt transverter behind it. Lower down still is the 1296Mhz preamp.
In 2011 I removed the 10GHz system and put a receive only 24GHz system on the mast, shown left, equipped with a 20dB horn antenna, for monitoring propagation on the local 24GHz beacon GB3SCK over a 40km path. See the 24Ghz page for more details
The operator using the home-brew HF rig..in a mad moment!
The station is located at Barton on Sea, Hampshire located close to the New Forest at locator IO90ER07 and WAB square SZ29.