G4UJS Station Details  

I was first licensed in 1982 and held the callsign G6SMY until I upgraded to the Full "Advanced" class license in 1983 with the G4UJS callsign.

Although I have tried most aspects of the hobby my main interest in Amateur Radio is HF Operation (DXing) and Contesting. I only do HF contests these days which I like to do from my home station in Shropshire (click for pictures of the G4UJS CQ WPX SSB 2001 bash) and I go out with the Northern Lights Contest Group for VHF and UHF contesting and I have contested from England, Wales, Scotland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (Alderney).

Although I am not a great electronics technician I have "homebrewed" a number of items of my own equipment, such as HF Amplifiers, morse keyers, RTTY units, speech processors, audio filters, and various antennas.

I was employed for many years as the Information Technology Manager at Reaseheath College but in August 2001 I was appointed as a Senior Business Consultant with Tribal specialising in Managed IT Services. After 7 years of "corporate" life I joined a much smaller outfit known as FE Associates where I was employed as Managing Consultant responsible for IT and MIS Consultancy services. However, in October 2009 I decided to cut out the "middle-man" and establish my own consultancy company known as MIS Specialists, delivering Interim Management and Specialist MIS/IT Consultancy for Colleges of Further Education in the UK. However, after 47 years of work I decided to retire in October 2018. With this background computers have become an important feature of the G4UJS station. I am SysOp of DX PacketCluster GB7UJS. Click on the DX Cluster button on the left to read more about this and to try it out for yourself.

Here are a few photographs of the station.

The face behind the voice of Rob G4UJS

In January 2022 I decided to treat myself to a slightly belated retirement gift and upgraded my main HF Rig to the amazing Yaesu FTdx101MP. The photograph also shows a Yaesu FT-847 that I use mainly for VHF/UHF.


During 2011 I upgraded my main radio, the main HF rig was then the Yaesu FTDX-5000MP with SM-5000
(plus the Data Management Unit DMU-2000) with a Yaesu FT-857D for VHF/UHF and HF backup.
My new amplifier is the amazing SPE Expert 2K-FA (shown below)

During 2008 I upgraded a lot of my radio equipment, the main HF rig was then the Yaesu FT-2000
(plus the Data Management Unit DMU-2000) with a Yaesu FT-857D for VHF/UHF and HF backup.

I have now replaced the Yaesu VL-1000 Quadra System Amplifier with the amazing SPE Expert 2K-FA

The operating position in 2002, the main station HF rigs are the Yaesu FT1000D and the Yaesu FT1000MP (Mk5), plus a Yaesu FT757GXII and a Yaesu FT726R (2m and 70cms)

The rack of servers where GB7UJS runs, all of my servers are "virtual" using VMware I have quite an extensive home/shack network

The Power end! SPE Expert 2K-FA (not shown), Linear Amp UK Challenger III - much modified 1 x GS-35B (HF), 3 x 4CX250B (HF), Dressler d200c QQE0-640 (2m)

KT34-XA on a Versatower HD60

Versatower HD100 supporting LF Dipoles for 80m and 160m.

My 40m antenna is now the HEX-40m (click here to read about the Hexbeam) this is it just after it had been put together.

Here is the Hexbeam at the top of the Versatower HD100 and it works really well.

The KLM KT34-XA my main HF antenna.

Some of the GB7UJS/GB7MDX VHF/UHF antennas