I was born in Belfast in 1966 and moved to London in 1987 after graduating from Cambridge University in Computer Science. I have been working for a software development company, Metaswitch Networks (formerly Data Connection Ltd), since then and now manage one of the support teams. I married my wife Anna in 1989 and we have 5 children (Sarah, Daniel, Ruth, Rachel and Esther). I am a Christian and am actively involved in my local church, Enfield Evangelical Free Church.
I was first licensed for HF in March 1992, although had to go QRT in 1994. I restarted my Amateur Radio activities in May 2007. I am a member of the following organisations.
- The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
- The World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners (#936)
- Southgate Amateur Radio Club
- Verulam Amateur Radio Club
- Chiltern DX Club (CDXC)
- European PSK Club (#2971)
- 30M Digital Group (#6258).
I am QRV on all bands 10m - 80m using SSB, PSK31 and RTTY plus a little CW. I enjoy rag chewing,contesting and trying new aspects of the hobby.
I've had a lot of fun collecting a few operating awards: DXCC on 8 bands (including 5BDXCC), Worked All Continents (WAC), Worked All Europe Class 1 (WAE - I), Worked All States (WAS),IARU Region 1 Class 2, BARTG Golden Jubilee Award and the GR2HQ Gold Award in 2011.
From 5 May to 10 June 2012 I will be operating as GQ0RPM, a special callsign issued to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. QSL info as for G0RPM (below).
From 21 July to 9 September 2012 I will be operating as GO0RPM, a special callsign issued to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. QSL info as for G0RPM (below).
From 29 April to 9 May 2011 I operated as GR0RPM, a special callsign issued to commemorate the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011. QSL info as for G0RPM (below).
I am happy to exchange QSL cards viabureau or direct (also LotW for G0RPM). I acknowledge 100% of QSL cards and welcome reports from Short Wave Listeners. For direct QSL please send Self-Addressed Envelope with $2 or 2€ for return postage.
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