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Welcome to the web-site of GW6ITJ, Martyn Jones.

"Every day above ground is a good one. Every day above a good ground is even better!"


The site has built up over the years to include details and reviews of equipment I have owned together with links to some resources I have found useful for them.

Where I have found information lacking, or in a format I couldn't readily understand, I have re-written it or put it in a different format; the FREE UK Bandplan was one such project and has had some really good feedback and quite a few downloads.

This extended to the Radio Theory which grew quite rapidly but has slowed down over the last couple of years whilst I concentrated on other aspects of the hobby, namely CW (radio telegraphy/ Morse code).

I've been learning to send and receive CW for some years now, my experiences are included in the Morse Code section as are links to the unmissable publications you MUST read before/during and after learning the code. Due to family and work my air-time is limited but I listen to CW every day and I'm working towards 25-30 wpm.

I hope you find lots to interest you here! 

Best 73's

Recent announcements

  • Portable operations have started Last weekend the HB-1A went for an outing to the local fields with my 6 year old son riding shotgun on his go-cart!After a nice long walk ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2014 03:29 by Martyn Jones
  • Here comes summer! After a year since my last post I wonder what I've been up to. Very little radio I'm afraid but summer is on its way and I did ...
    Posted 13 May 2014 09:26 by Martyn Jones
  • New Bandplan! Please look here for the new version of the GW6ITJ bandplan!136 kHz, 472 kHz and 5 MHz have been added as well as FISTS spot frequenciesSpread the news
    Posted 15 Apr 2013 08:40 by Martyn Jones
  • New Doublet and Balanced ATU in operation The nice spring weather is here and the ladders have been out!The doublet is as long as I could manage at the moment which is 13 m (6.5 ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2013 03:57 by Martyn Jones
  • End Fed Half Wave (EFHW) QRP Tuner update Well I managed a couple of outings with my HB1A and the End Fed Half Wave over Christmas. Down by the shore in Prestatyn with a fishong dole strapped to ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2013 01:42 by Martyn Jones
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