Welcome to my amateur radio
Graham Kimbell, first licensed in 1964 and living in West Lydford,
Somerset (IO81QC). My interests are mainly 6m (50MHz) and 4m (70MHz) –
working dx and homebrew. I'm also active on 23cm (1296MHz) and
sometimes on 2m (144MHz). I also go in for contests now and
Corresponding member of the RSGB
Propagation Studies Committee
Member of the UK Six Metre Group
Member of the UK Microwave Group
Keeper for the GB3USK 23cm beacon.
NEW! QSL Policy
I no longer send or receive cards via the bureau.
You may QSL direct (I am QTHR) or use eQSL. If using eQSL, please also email me your request as I rarely check the site.
My longest distance contacts by band and propagation mode are (cw or ssb):-
|Band / Propagation||Tropospheric||Aurora||Sporadic E||
|OE5VRL/5 Austria 1246km
|4m||PA4VHF Netherlands 661km||SP2JYR Poland 1456km|
|A92IO Bahrain 5232km|
|6m||GM3POI Scotland 870km||OH3XA Finland 1866km||PJ2/DJ9ON Curacao 7308km||3B8DB
|VK4ABW Australia 15469km|
|ZL3KB, New Zealand 18994km|
My current countries totals are:-
* minor squares eg IO81
|Band||Countries||Confirmed||Fields eg IO
|Two way ssb and cw since 2012
|Two way ssb and cw since 2007|
|Two way ssb and cw all time|
first 4m QSO was on 9 August 1964 (on AM). My first QSO outside the UK
on 4m was with ZB2VHF (Gibraltar)on 3 June 1968. I've nearly lost track of
the number of 4m rigs and transverters I've built - the current one is
described on the equipment page
. You can read more about my interests
and find some historical
recordings on the history page
6/10m cross band QSO was with EL2AV (Liberia) on 18 October 1980.
I started operation on the 6m band proper on 1 February 1986
when the band was released generally to amateurs in UK. Six is a
specially interesting band
because of the many propagation modes possible. I have written
on transatlantic Es, Aurora and Meteor Scatter. See the propagation
for more info.
You can contact me by email - g3tct (at) g3tct.co.uk
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Updated 04 Aug 2022