Episode 162 - Tom Robinson - G0SBW
When Tom Robinson, G0SBW, wasn’t getting satisfactory results from his HF station at this home QTH, he decided to move his operation to the English shore, on his back while walking. As a single-sideband operator running QRP, Tom has had amazing success with this “manpack” radio, refining its operation and ease of use, and taking it on DXpeditions abroad. GOSBW is Eric’s QSO Today.
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First Elmer: George Bellingham, South African ham, callsign?
Worked in coal mines to go to technical college
Royal School of Mines, London, MS
Yaesu FRG7 GC Receiver
Colchester Radio Amateurs
Elmer: Frank Howe, G3FIJ
First Licensed: 1993, G0SBW
Coal Mining - England had over 1 million employees in UK before 1960.
“Dead Men's Shoes”
Current QTH Rig:
Yaesu FT990 - still in use
80 meter loop antenna with LDG Antenna Autotuner
Martello Tower - fortification built during the Napoleonic Wars, on the coast of Britian
Greg Lane, N4KGL
Tom’s “man-pack” rig:
Death Valley, California video
Youtube videos of Tom walking
Peter Parker, VK3YE loop antenna
Norcal 40A transceiver
Essex CW Morse Bootcamp
Ex military vertical antennas
EZnec antenna modeling software
Favorite band 17 meters
RaDAR - Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio
TV series "Battlefield Detectives" ,‘Operation Market Garden’, Montgomery's ill-fated airborne thrust against the German army in Holland in September 1944.
Movie -Bridge Too Far, about the battle
Icom IC-703 used to replicate the radios in “Operation Market Garden” which were AM on 160 meters.
Excited by: Proliferation of people working out of shack
Advice to new or returning hams: Try to get out of the shack
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Alinco DX70 HF Plus 6 Meter Transceiver