About Peter Goodhall, 2M0SQL
I’m 2M0SQL. I’m 35 years old and have been interested in amateur radio for the past 19 years. First licenced in 2002 as M3PHP, upgrading to a UK Intermediate Licence in 2008 becoming 2E0SQL.
After spending nearly 30 years in Oxford, England, I moved back to Elgin in North East Scotland. Where I have since been rebuilding my amateur radio station since 2017 although the setup is very fluid.
Outside of amateur radio, I work as a Freelance Web Developer. With clients ranging from sole traders to large councils, this fuels my interest in technology and also funds all my amateur radio fun.
Amateur Radio Interests
My core interest in the hobby is HF contesting (SSB/Data). Usually taking part as groups first with Cray Valley Radio Society (M8C) then from Paul G6PZs station who regularly hosted young teams, then most recently the Vulture Squadron Contest Group (G9V).
I’m also actively involved within the amateur satellite community and have a fully automated station and can regularly be heard hunting grid squares, countries and new callsigns.
I try my best to promote the AMSAT element of the hobby trying to remove some of the mystery that seems to surround it. Trying to push the fact it really isn’t hard to get started and since 2018 I’m an AMSAT-UK Committee member.
For over ten years along with Paul (M0TZO), I helped develop and run HamTests. Which became a well-respected tool for anyone in the United Kingdom taking the amateur radio exams, sadly due to other commitments we had to shut down the service on 10th August 2018.
I still run a web-based DX Cluster, UK APRS-IS T2London server and many other projects which are documented on this website.
2018 awarded the G3AAJ Trophy from AMSAT-UK for giving outstanding service to the amateur radio satellite service.
2008 jointly awarded with Paul, M0TZO the Kenwood Trophy from the Radio Society of Great Britain board for significant contribution to training in providing http://www.hamtests.co.uk.
With a selection of contesting groups hold certificates for multiple past & present UK Records.
- 2013 – Computers in Amateur Radio – Raspberry Pi Chapter
(ISBN: 9781 9050 8685 6)
- Grampian Hilltoppers
- The Vulture Squadron Contest Group
- Radio Society of Great Britain
- AMSAT UK
- Worldwide Young Contesters #146
- European PSK Club #552
- Digital QSO Club #019
- FieldHell Club #271
- Digital Modes Club #587
- BARTG #8018