G4DCV Amateur Radio





The shack has changed a lot since the photo s above were taken. I have been licensed since 1972 and also hold the callsign G8FUR. (G8FUR was also held for a few years by my late father Maurice Whatton). My interests have always mainly been in the VHF, UHF and low microwave bands and over the years I have been active on 50, 70, 144, 432 and 1296MHz.

My QTH in IO91OF, Aldershot town centre is not very good and I cannot put up very large antennas. Currently I use a 9 element M2 yagi on 144MHz. On HF, for casual operation,I have an inverted L Marconi, tuned against ground and a few radials which slung over a 40ft tree at the end of the garden and remote tuned with a CG2000 auto-tuner in the shed.

The main station rig is a Kenwood TS2000X which drives either a Linear Amp UK Gemini 1.2k amplifier on 2m or an AEA desktop 3-500 QSK amplifier. If you do work me on HF it will probably be on the key,

I especially enjoy VHF DXing. ODX on 2m from Aldershot is a tropo contact with D4VHF at 4,380km.

If you would like a sked on 2m WSJT meteor scatter or EME then please email me.