Landy Stuff

Some information about my Land Rover 300TDi Discovery ES: it was built in 1996, and has now travelled 250,000 miles (c.345,000km) and has had several overhauls, but nothing dreadful. It took me to places that I might not have reached in a family car. However, it is in fully retired awaiting sale to another enthusiast.


October 2014

I now have a Ford Transit Connect 'Trend'.  It is long enough to rig-up as a campervan and is more economical than the Land Rover. A Yaesu FT-857D is installed.


"The Landy"

This photo was taken before I added two antenna mounts, some spotlights and roof bars to carry antenna masts and poles and All Terrain tyres . . .  and it is (was) clean!


Antennas ~ Aerials

In an ideal world, these sorts of modifications would be required for NVIS operations on 40m, but I don't think they would attract the right sort of attention!


Some locations



Isle of Skye, Scotland

This 'scenic photo' was taken on the seashore at Tokavaig on the Isle of Skye, with the Black Cullins in the distance on the left and Red Cullins on the right.

I normally carry camping gear with me as well as portable antennas.


June 2014

Llanddewi Breffi, Central Wales

Unmade mountain road (1425ft / 434m) - very remote. Land Rover territory.

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September 2013

Snowdonia, Wales

On the west flank of Cader Idris, North Wales. Another 'off-road' trip.

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2010 ~ 2014

Red Tarn, Great Langdale, Lake District, England.

Sometimes it is better not to be on the very highest ground due to the exposure to QRM from every direction.

This time 'on-road', but steep and narrow.

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June  2014

Brecon Beacons and Black Mountain south-central Wales.

Conditions on HF were especially poor in mid June, and despite having good locations in these mountains, very few contacts were achieved.

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