Amateur Radio

I have been a licensed radio amateur since March 2011. I currently hold a UK Intermediate License with the callsign 2M0STB and also retain my UK Foundation License with the callsign MM6MVQ. I am studying for the advanced exam and hope to get my full license soon.

My three primary radios are all Yaesu. For HF and portable there is the FT-817ND, for VHF/UHF from home the FT-8900R and for V/UHF portable I use a VX-8DE. With the FT-817ND, I am using an FC-707 tuner hooked up to a 10 meter dipole in the attic.

My main areas of Interest in amateur radio are lower power operation (QRP) and the use of digital modes, especially packet modes. One thing I would really like to see would be IPv6 coming to amateur radio (possibly in the form of 6LoWPAN) giving end-to-end IPv6 connectivity for amateur packet radio.

In the past, I have assisted in the running of an APRS digipeater. MB7VX was an APRS digipeater situated at the University of Aberdeen. It was built by me with the assistance of Dave Hibberd MM3ZRZ and Gordon Pearce MM0YEQ. The NoV was held by Adam Hutchison MM0KFX and the remote shutdown system was built by Carl Anderson. Adam has moved away from Aberdeen now, and the NoV has expired, though I hope to get this station running again as soon as I can.

If we happen to communicate on the air, be aware that I will not reply to anything but a tree-based QSL card.