One of my hobbies is amateur (ham) radio. I currently hold a UK Intermediate Amateur Radio License and operate frequently in Scotland with the callsign 2MØNZB. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

I completed my foundation training in 2022 with Essex Ham and my intermediate training in 2023 with OARC. I am hoping to obtain my full license in 2024 if time allows, I expect this to be a little more difficult so not sure who I’ll learn with.

I’m an active member of the Paisley Amateur Radio Club and also sit on the club committee. I can occasionally be heard on air using the club callsign GMØPYM when at the club with other members.

Photo of amateur radio station setup

While I have a station setup at home, I much prefer operating outdoors in a portable setting. Many of my contacts are achieved during Summit on the Air (SOTA) or Parks on the Air (POTA) activities.

Equipment

  • Yaesu FT-857D HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transciever
  • Xiegu X6100 HF SDR Transciever
  • Yaesu FT-65, Baofeng UV5R & Quansheng UV-K5 Handheld VHF/UHF Transcievers

I have learned a lot about radio communication since I started and have made many new friends both in person and over the air. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, I’d recommend checking out the video below for more information. Do get in touch with me by emailling email@chrisbryson.me.uk if you’d like to know more.