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

  • New IC 7410 Transceiver! Last week I took delivery of my new base station IC-7410 transceiver!This replaces the 9 year old IC-718 which I will be sorry to see go, it ...
    Posted 4 Mar 2015, 02:09 by Martyn Jones
  • 10m Quarter wave and a new homebrew tuner A little catch up to record the new 10m quarter wave is up and operational (typically at the end of the solar maximum!), hopefully it will still be there in ...
    Posted 17 Dec 2014, 09:34 by Martyn Jones
  • FT480R up and running It took a while to clean her up and get all that nicotine off her but she is looking good and working well.There were some issues with being off ...
    Posted 17 Dec 2014, 09:29 by Martyn Jones
  • Yaesu FT480r on its way! Just managed to bag the old classic on that certain auction site - looks in good condition and a little PLL tuning will bring it right up to specification.Looking forward ...
    Posted 22 Aug 2014, 08:09 by Martyn Jones
  • 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
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