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If you are reading this I'm guessing that we have worked each other. Working conditions here are; FlexRadio 6500, Palstar AT2K ATU, Yaesu MD-200-A8X Mic, an SPE 1.3K-FA amp, back up Acom 1010 amp. Main antenna a SteppIR Vertical with approximately 650m of ground radials, HF CobWebb (G3TPW original), GWhip end fed long wire, plus, FT857D, whilst portable/holiday style with a Mini Buddipole, tri-band colinear, SP2000 with bhi NEIM1031 MKII in-line DSP filter module. QTH is on the outskirts of the City of Durham and here is a link to a live web cam of Durham Cathederal which began being built in 1093AD http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics.astrolab/webcam2.html I'm the Chairman of the local radio society, the Durham and District Amateur Radio Society G4EUZ (DADARS) and the website can be found at http://www.radioclubs.net/durhamanddistrictars/

I was introduced to radio communication in the summer of 1979 whilst on holiday in Ireland. My cousins had an AM CB radio set and the propogation was interesting. This was something of a revelation back then, especially the amount and variety of other countries that could be heard too. This was something that I had to try. So I purchased a radio on holiday and set about using it back home. First experience were ok, but some of the local rag chew left a little bit to be desired. Was this it I thought? Then a friend introduced me to SSB. Again another revelation, you could become more selective about who and where you operated.

Shortly afterwards another friend had undertook an Amateur Radio course at the local College. He passed and then had access to a far greater variety of bands, equipment and like minded people who enjoyed a good rag chew. This was for me!! Work and marriage intervened over the years and I did not become licensed until 1993 as a Class B. Then I set about learning Morse to become a full Class A. Trouble was, I reserved G0VLF and had to wait ages for it to eventually become available chronologically. Since then I have enjoyed working other amateurs not only in this country but also abroad using the various modes available to me. I have made many good friends over the years.

But yet again work, further education and other hobbies have took priority over amateur radio. To date, with Susan my XYL I am a Managing Director of my own Training Company and previous to that I worked as a Programme Leader in one of the local Colleges teaching Mathematics. As a way to keep fit I am a Master 5th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Art of Taekwondo. I'm a great believer in achieving as much as I can from life, the trouble is, there simply not enough time to do everything hi, hi! I've also recently completed an MSc in Applied Management at the University of Sunderland.

Now I wonder what the future holds, hopefully time for more radio work....

73's & look forward to working you on the air from the home QTH or portable when on holiday (see pictures below).












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The following are a selection of photographs on holiday and enjoying TaeKwonDo as a great way to keep fit.

You don't see that everyday!

Skipping pylons.

Durham City. QTH 1/2 mile from top right hand corner of picture

Main operating radios Yaesu FT1000MP MK V ESSB, FT920, FT857, FL7000, MD200

Some sound tweaking with Behringer Audio Rack

Operating as G100RSGB, March 2013 at DADARS

View from St.George Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus operating as 5B4/G0VLF/P Janueary 2012

View from Pelin Hotel, Turunc, Turkey July 2011 operating as TA2/G0VLF/P

View of Turunc Bay, from Pelin Hotel, Turkey July 2011 operating as TA2/G0VLF/P

Thirsty work operating, Cyprus January 2011 operating as 5B4/G0VLF/P

Capital Resort & Spa, Cyprus January 2011 operating as 5B4/G0VLF/P

View from Pelin Hotel, room balcony, Turunc, Turkey August 2010 operating as TA2/G0VLF/P

View from Hotel Nido Del Aguida, Gran Canaria July 2010 operating as EA7/G0VLF/P

Master Raymond McAleer 5th Dan, Master Rachel Thompson 5th Dan November 2012

Master Raymond McAleer 4th Dan (left), Master Rachel Thompson 4th Dan, Master Tom Walton 6th Dan, Maria Elsey 1st Dan, November 2008





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