At the age of 14 I began my journey in Amateur Radio as a Shortwave Listener (SWL) RS181338. On passing the Radio Amateurs Exam in May 2000 I was first licenced as M1ETJ in June 2000. A few months later I passed the 12wpm Morse test and was issued with the call sign M0PCB. In 2006 I took the FCC exams in Ripon and was allocated the US Extra call AD5XI and in 2010 I was issued with the call VP8DNA while on a trip to the Falkland Islands.
My home land is County Durham, although since graduating with an MEng. (Hons.) in Radio Frequency Engineering from the University of York in 2007 I have been living in the South West of England. Since late 2018 I have been living in Maryland, USA and am active as AD5XI.
I am a member of the following clubs and societies:
Radio Society of Great Britain
American Radio Relay League
The First Class CW Operators Club (#2024)
The Bug Users Group (#75)
The Chiltern DX Club
Worldwide Young Contesters (HoF) (#495)
FISTS (#7194, cc1208)
Croatian Telegraphy Club (2.165)
Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association (G5BK)
The Vulture Squadron Contest Group (M0VSQ / G9V)
Columbia Amateur Radio Association (K3CUJ)
Potomac Valley Radio Club
Currently most active on HF using CW. My on-air activity is a mixture of rag-chewing, chasing DX, contesting, being the DX, and occasionally SOTA.