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Here you can find the minutiae of my whereabouts, and for most of the people who visit this site, they will not venture any further
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If this refers to you, thank you for visiting, I hope to see you again soon.
For everyone else, here is some further info, if you are having trouble sleeping or if you have some time to kill please read on.
So why is this page titled QTH?
In radio there are a number of what are called ‘Q’ codes. These are like a shorthand system, used within the community for passing information on modes such as CW – Morse code or digital modes, where information needs to be passed quickly and accurately. The “Q” code, QTH in its most basic form means “Location” hence that is the page title explained. Further information on Q codes can be found here.
Leicester in the county of Leicestershire
I live on the eastern outskirts of the city, approximately 3 miles from the city centre.
Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. Its main urban area is the City of Leicester, now a separate authority within the shire. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The border with Warwickshire is Roman Watling Street, the A5.
About 650,000 people live in Leicestershire, and 300,000 in the city of Leicester. Loughborough is the second largest town. Otherwise Leicestershire is a rural county, famous for its farmers and farming. Stilton cheese, Red Leicester cheese, and the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie are three of Leicestershire’s most famous products.
As with any large city, Leicester has its problems and is a sprawling mass of old and new, wealthy and not so wealthy, along with its fair share of social issues. However the surrounding countryside is beautiful, we are very fortunate to have the best of both worlds, where turning left we can be in the most wonderful scenery within minutes and turning right we can be within the hustle and bustle of a large city in no time at all. We have the National space centre here along with many other museums, galleries and sporting venues, there really is something for everyone.
So, this is where I live, and I love it. Thanks for passing by