My name is Steve, and my QTH is the town of BOLTON in N.W. England
Location is IO83TN, 12 Km N.W. of Manchester.
The equipment used at the moment is the YAESU FT-450D on HF and 50Mhz, 100w O/P, FT-857D Multi-mode, Multi-band Transceiver, 100w O/P 1.6Mhz – 50Mhz, 50w 144Mhz, 20w 432Mhz, driving Spectrum Communications 70Mhz Transverter, 25w o/p and SD-Lab 1296Mhz Transverter, 2w o/p.
Still using my Yaesu FT101E and home built Z-Match. Also still using my home built VHF / UHF Receiver with the Eddystone 898 dial!
On H.F. the antennas are a half-size G5RV and End fed longwire with MFJ-945E ATU, on VHF/UHF we have a dual-band 144/432Mhz yagi, 2 element yagi for 70mhz and a dipole for 50Mhz. The vertical antenna is a Silver Diamond discone covering 50Mhz – 432Mhz. On 1296Mhz using a 21 ele Tonna.