First licenced in 1953 at the age of 20 and running 2 watts on Top Band with a homebrew TX and a borrowed HRO, I had started in radio at 14 with the usual crystal set (made in a cardboard shoe box).
That initial thrill of hearing the BBC on a pair of tank intercom phones remains with me today and is only matched by the first QSO on air from my own station.
My licence has been maintained continuously and, apart from short breaks due to family, G3JNB has been 'on-air' now for well over 60 years.
Interests have been and remain QRP, QRO HF CW DXing and, in recent years, data opeations. The level of home constructun has now reduced to simple projects.
Present station (2015) is equipped with a FT2000, a MFJ 'CUB' for 30m and other homebrew QRP rigs. A Drake MN2700 ATU is working to a 97ft doublet at 30ft and a ground plane for 17m with its base at 15ft. G3JNB is also supported by direct internet access, Skype and. DX cluster.
Member of RSGB (1953), G-QRP Club, WACRAL, CDXC, Shefford ADARS.
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