Digimode using PSK, MFSK, Contestia & RTTY Modes
Operating QRP on JT65
& JT9 Modes
working Meteor Scatter using FSK441
& JT6M Modes
Radio (Ham Radio) the greatest of all scientific based hobbies
Helens, Merseyside. IO83PK
Lat. 53.43765N Long.
2.72112W Elev. 40 M
& welcome to the G8HLH website, just a few brief details about the station,
its locality and items of interest around the area.
Station location is at St. Helens,
Merseyside. (previously Lancashire)
General location 15 Km West from Liverpool
(Merseyside) & 25 Km East from Manchester. (Gtr. Manchester)
St. Helens is an industrial town formally
noted the mining & glass manufacturing industries, but is now has a general
My occupation is now retired but formally I was in sales
of Foundry & Robotic Equipment. Principally in the UK & Continental Europe.
The Company I worked for was based in
Leicester UK & Alabama USA.
My other interests are Trout & Salmon
G8HLH Station Location.
Long. 2.72112 W.
CQ Zone 14
ITU Zone 27 SJ521936
30m Digital Group 30MDG #3846
Modes Club DMC # 03235
European Phase Shift Keying Club EPC
Club FH #3043
Shack at home QTH.
The Left hand screen shows just where in the world my signals are getting too in real time & satellite Orbital predictions. The
Center screen controls the various Rigs & equipment and keeps the logbook. The right hand screen shows the propagation conditions prevailing & Ion storm warnings & Solar activity plus signal analysis when required. In all, a nice little setup if I may say so, which keeps me quite in the winter months.
Tx/Rx. Yaesu FT-897D & LDG
AT-897Plus Antenna Tuner, with a Signalink USB Soundboard for Digi Modes.
Secondary Tx/Rx. Yaesu
FT726R Transceiver on 2 M & 70 cm. for satellite work.
with 100W & 50W B.N.O.S. linears
Mobile Rigs Tx/Rx Yaesu
Rx. Yaesu FRG7700
Gen Coms Receiver.
SDR RTL Dongle for 24Mhz and up.
Computer. Packard Bell with Intel processor running at 2.5 GHz as 2 Quad, 4 Gb memory
& 580 Gb oh hard drive storage
system. Window 7 Professional with Windows XP
mode activated for legacy XP software usage.
Antenna Systems. (Home QTH)
Super HI-Q Loop Magnetic Loop Antenna (7 -21 Mhz) Vertically polarized, An excellent Antenna (Recommended),
4 element Wideband (6M4WB PowAbeam) Horizontally polarized for Meteor Scatter
& DX Work On a 30 Wind Up/Tilt GD Antennas Mast
Spid RAK Azimuth Rotator
+ Home Brew magnetic loops
A well designed and
constructed Magnetic Loop Antenna of around 1M diameter can out perform most
antennas with the exception of multi element beams on 10, 15 & 20 m bands.
Mobile Operation....... using
a Yaesu ATAS-120
Active-Tuning Antenna System, basically a 1/4 wave Whip 1.5M long at 4.7M high
Portable Operation...... using
a MFJ-936B Magnetic Loop Tuner from Caravan Awning. 215cm copper wire loop.
for 20, 17, 15 m bands. I have worked out into Malaysia with this on 4W
normally run 0.25W
Ham Radio Deluxe Version 5 & Digital master
780 Version 5 http://www.ham-radio-deluxe
For control of the Yaesu 897D and RTTY, PSK, MSK, Feld Hell, Contestia,
Slow Scan TV operations,
HDRSatTrack for satellite work
Radio skyPipe For Recording Signals
SBSpectrum, Spectran & Spectravue
WSJT-X for JT65 & JT9 With JTAlert-X
for logging &
control, Monitord by Hamspots, (http://hamspots.net/jt/) For
QRP DX operations. Normally running at 0.5W (My favorite modes of operation)
JT65-HF Version 188.8.131.52 RB enabled used
for JT65 on 40M -15M HF running 10w. with JT-Alet & JT-Macros.
and for Meteor Scatter work I monitor the ON4KST
The low band, VHF, UHF and microwave chats
Modes of Operation.
A preference for all digi modes with a
liking for operation on QRP DX. & Meteor Scatter.
My Log Book.
Using Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook System.
reports sent to PSK reporter, DXcluster, HRDLog.net
SWL who QSL.
Cards will sent to SWL's who send in
signal reports by email to
Or via E-QSL
My Home QTH QSL Card.
See page 2 for further info
about the Dream
My Alternative/P QTH QSL Cards.
The Royal Hill Melverley
Mountshannon Co. Clare
Neutral Bay Sydney NSW
Fondly Remembered Past Equipment.
an ancient crystal set for Rx long wave
which still works!!!!! (with 50m of Ariel, a good earth, high impedance phones
and a good spot on the germanium crystal ). This crystal set is reputed to be
first radio in St Helens and used by my father.
The crystal holder is shown in the photo
on the right with its "cats whisker" adjusting nut. The cats whisker
used was 1" length of 5 amp fuse wire. A new crystal was sunk into lead
holder pot in 1956 by myself (the crystal was bought from the local chemist
for 2 old pence.). On connecting the Ariel & Earth to the terminal show
left & right hand sides and tuning by sliding the two knobs at the top
along the brass rails the BBC station on 198 m long wave came in 5 & 9.
(Now called radio 4.)
Kindest regards & 73's Rodger
My other hobby.
On the troll for Trout
& Pike around Holy
Island Lough Derg River Shannon Ireland.
A Very Old Church on Holy Island Lough
Derg. (one of seven)
On the fly for Salmon on the Castle
Connell (Beat 6) River Shannon Ireland
Worming& Spinning for Salmon on
the River Severn
at Melverley Shropshire UK.
(two weeks later the river was over the
Right Hand bank)
A good day out a 6 lb Cock