Main interests are CW on the HF bands using my OLYMPIC TWinlever bug and MagPad
I use mainly home brew equipment in conjunction with a Collins 75A4 receiver .
I used to manufacture Ham gear in the sixties and Mike G4BLH has constructed a web site devoted to my early equipment . If you would like to see how three people who started in a small wooden shed entered the Amateur radio market , go to www.twradio.uk .
The site has many archive photos including our flagship unit the TW Communicator , the forerunner in the UK of the Japanese Black Box .
During my 65 years on the HF bands , I have seen many changes and not all good . When giving a CW report I do not rely on my S meter but give an honest report based on what I hear e.g " by ear ur 579 " The pernicious use of IMI by European stations I find rude . I regret the misuse of BK . I was taught that using BK indicated that the other station was able to listen through . Many stations sign BK but they do not respond to an interrupt and , are as deaf as a post QSK wise , Whatever happened to good old K or KN ? .
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