M0SWV - Ben

Amateur Radio from the Golden Valley

South Herefordshire and the Black Mountains


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Quick Bio.


Licenced since November 2016.

Coming to Amateur Radio late in life made the learning process more difficult than it may have been.  Though I was lucky to find my local club, Hereford Amateur Radio Society who have been a help every step. Helping me move from Foundation to Full in just 18 months.

I enjoy all aspects of amateur radio.  I am getting more and more active on 20 & 40 meters, plus begining to find my way on System Fusion and C4FM


I enjoy chasing local SOTA and HeMA summits.  Now passing 100 SOTA chaser points my next target is 1000 and Shack Sloth award.

APRS is also of interest and I am the keeper of MB7UBM.  Hopefully I can marry this with my growing weather station and it can beacon conditions too.

Am joined by my family in the hobby now. My wife and boys now with their Foundation Licences.  M7OLO, M6NLQ and M7XEL.  With Kirsty M7OLO getting into the hobby chasing local SOTA activations on 2 meters.  Though they took their Foundation to keep me happy, they are now becoming more and more active on the bands.

Recent Activity & Current Conditions

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General Information

Station Details:

Yaesu Ft991

Sigma eruo-comm Delta HP-80

UK Antennas EF

Yaesu FT-7900

Diamond X30


Yaesu FTM-400XD

Yaesu FT1D


WX3in1 Mini from Microsat

Baofeng BF-UVB2 - Plus

Slim Jim

Side Projects

WSPR - DEC 2020 - ongoing

Banging up against my knowledge wall.  I can not get TX to work.  Would be nice to have a friend pop in and show me what I am doing wrong, but 2020.

Further investigation and head scratching required.

Website - December 2020

Update and Refresh

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