Hi, I’m Richard and this is my personal website where I write about my interests in amateur radio, hiking and mountaineering. I am a qualified Mountain Leader and also enjoy Sport and Traditional rock climbing. My amateur radio station call sign is M1HAX and I can often be found operating portable in the mountains of the United Kingdom as part of the Summits On The Air (SOTA) programme. I try to get out to the hills as much as I can – in 2020 I was the highest scoring summit activator in the UK by total points. When I visit a new hill or try a new route, I will endeavour to document it here for the benefit of other SOTA activators and hill walking enthusiasts. I hope you find my trip reports a useful and inspiring resource for your own adventures.

I prefer to operate on 2 metres FM for SOTA but can very occasionally be found operating on HF. You can see my latest activity on the excellent SOTLAS website by Manuel HB9DQM.

My portable operating equipment currently consists of:

  • Yaesu FTM-100D 50w 2m/70cm transceiver with MFJ Long Ranger 2m vertical antenna.
  • Yaesu VX-6 2m/70cm handheld with Diamond SRH770S antenna.
  • Various 4S LiFePo4 batteries ranging in size up to 8400mAh.

This website is written using Markdown and rendered using Hugo with the Mainroad theme. Twemoji graphics licensed under CC-BY 4.0, Copyright 2020 Twitter, Inc.

If you would like to get in touch, the best way is via email or my Twitter profile, @M1HAX.