I rediscovered amateur radio after many years away and enjoying every minute of it. Formerly an avid SWL in the 80's & early 90's, and fortunately I have kept my old SWL logs, so I take huge pleasure in working stations that I have listened to all those years ago.
I passed the simple foundation level in late May 2008, which resulted in my M6BBC callsign. I passed the Intermediate in late October 2008, culminating in passing the final test that took place on the 8th of December 2008. So I now have a full amateur radio callsign M0TTB
None of the above were particularly taxing, hence I'm kicking myself for not doing this years ago.
I currently use an Icom IC-7851, G3TXQ designed, MW0JZE manufactured, Broadband Hexbeam @ 13m and a 40m end fed half wave at 40ft. On VHF/UHF I use either a Kenwood TS2000 with a Comet GP9
Direct via QRZ (No $ or IRC required but SAE helps)
LoTW (uploaded daily)
Click below for live weather from my QTH in Watford, Hertfordshire