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.

Iain M0PCB / AD5XI in Colorado
Visiting Red Rocks, CO.

My home land is County Durham in North-East England. After graduating with an MEng. (Hons.) in Radio Frequency Engineering from the University of York in 2007 I moved to the South West of England. Since late 2018 I have been living in Maryland, USA and am active there as AD5XI.

I am a member of the following clubs and societies:

Past member of: Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs Club (G4TTF), York Radio Club (Amateur) (G4YRC), Brimham Contest Group (G6MC).

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.