Member Spotlight – Carl Gorse
QTH: Hartlepool, N.E. UK and many portable locations in Northern England!
When were you first licensed? I was licensed in December 2013 as M6HPL and then 2E0HPI.
How did you become interested in radio? I first became interested in radio from around 1990, mainly because of Tandy UK where I purchased a Realistic DX-394 Receiver and got hooked into listening to amateur radio and shortwave broadcasts.
Favorite radio activities and locations: My favorite radio has to be my Yaesu FT-817nd which I purchased 2 months after being licensed and making my own dipole antennas. Locations have to be the Durham Coastline and North Yorkshire moors.
Future hobby plans or goals: My future plans are to learn morse code which I have recently started and to get my full license later in the year.
Member of any radio organizations or clubs: I am a member of the Stockton and District amateur radio club.
Describe some of your favorite field radio experiences: My favorite field radio experience has to be working Jonathan VK6JON/P from my location on the Durham coast (see the You Tube video on this page) working with the Yaesu FT-817 and 5w with the Super Antenna MP1B.
Transceivers and antennas:
- Yaesu FT-817ND
- You Kits HB1B CW 4 Band
- Hyend Fed QRP 40/20/10
- Sota Beams 80-40-30-20 dipole
- Super Antenna MP1B
- Slim Jim 2m and 3 Element portable beam 2m
Modes: I operate on PSK/JT9/JT65/SSB. CW later in the year.
Carl’s You Tube Channel
Note from Jonathan VK6JON: I was fortunate enough to meet Carl in August, 2015 whilst visiting the UK and I accompanied him on some SOTA/WWFF activations both in the Yorkshire Moors and on the Durham Coast. Carl is the most active portable operator I have ever come across, a great guy and a fantastic ambassador for the hobby. Even in rain and snow, he’s out there in the often miserable British weather. I was also thrilled to work Carl portable to portable from VK6 in December, 2015!