Radio Projects


The pages in this section deal with anything radio related. Such items covered are the building on various antennas such as the Cushcraft MA5B mini-beam and the Comet H-422 rotary dipole.

Also mentioned are several of the antennas by SteppIR.
I have been involved in the builds of the vertical antenna the SteppIR BigIR, the 2 element SteppIR, the 4 element SteppIR and also the 4 element SteppIR with the 30 & 40M add on kit so I have a basic understanding how they work. K800_DSC00599

Several photographs will also be shown but many more will be found in the Gallery under the various categories listed.

Additionally there is a section that gives operating advice (from a Belgian operator), K800_SNV30261advice and help that you may or may not find helpful.

I have also included the erection of a ‘Tennemast’ 15m free standing antenna mast that is currently in use here at my QTH. It shows photo’s from the preparation of the base right through to the adding of the cage and subsequent antenna(s). The mast is ideal for anyone who can only manage a small mast due to planning, size of property or other local restrictions. I guess it all depends on your level within the hobby but nevertheless it’s sufficient for my needs!

The final item of the moment is the modification i have done to the Acom 1000 Amplifier. The modification only consists of adding a second fan to the unit and again, you may or may not find it useful.

Enjoy the information and if you have any comments both constructive or not, by all means drop me an Email or add an entry to my Guestbook.


Thanks & 73 de Charles….

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.