Member Spotlight – Steve Hoyle
QTH: The Historic City Of York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
When were you first licensed? 2008
How did you become interested in radio? Like many others I cut my teeth on C.B. radio from the late 1970’s until I sat my Foundation Licence exam, I upgraded to my Intermediate Licence in May, 2016.
Favorite radio activities and locations: Although I am operational on 2m and HF from home my main interest is portable operation, I have a Mazda Bongo camper van which is my mobile radio shack and can be often found working HF up in the Areneg Mountains above a town called Bala in North Wales.
Future hobby plans or goals: Only to get as many Field Radio trips in during the Summer Months
Member of any radio organizations or clubs: I am a member of The York Amateur Radio Club GX4YRC and for my sins I am the current ‘Events Organiser’. I think our Club has some 30+ members and we plan to be very active this year.
Describe some of your favorite field radio experiences: Whilst working on 40m from the lakeside in Bala a couple of years ago, I was chatting to a friend and fellow Club member Kris M0KOO back in York when another Yorkshireman came on the band, he was the radio operator on a container ship just off the coast of Norway.
Transceivers and antennas:
Radios: – Yaesu FT991, FT450D, 857D, 817ND, FT7900RE, FT2900RE, FT1900E, FT270, Wouxun KG679E, Baofeng UV5R.
Antennas – GP2500F, ProWhip 40m Delta Loop, Buddipole Deluxe, Sirio SA270MN, Off Centre Fed Dipole.
Other Information: Please look me up on QRZ.com for much more information. I QSL 100% direct by post or EQSL.