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These emails typically offer used ham radio equipment, including antennas, for sale. They are normally signed with my name and address. I would therefore urge anyone receiving such an email to exercise extreme caution, and NOT to part with any cash, as it will almost certainly be a scam! Please take care!
I was first licenced in 1956 as a keen teen-ager. DX was the main interest in those days and I have been hooked ever since. I just need P5 now! I became interested in data, RTTY as it was then, with Creed teleprinter gear. Now the interest is just as great and I use a PC with N1MM and MMTTY plus a load of other software. I am also Chairman of BARTG so like to support the BARTG contests. I have just written a booklet called RTTY/PSK31 for Radio Amateurs to encourage the newbies onto data modes.
CW has been with me all those years too and I am now Co-ordinator of the GB2CW project for the RSGB. We provide a national service of Morse transmissions for the beginner right up to 35 wpm if needed, to encourage the use of CW on the air. It was a bad move to abandon the Morse test. My booklet, Morse for Radio Amateurs is selling well however, both in the UK and also NA. I am now re-writing it, adding some more updated information. We can always use new volunteer instructors. Why not think about donating an hour a week to a very good cause! We need to maintain a pool of good CW ops.
Email me for details of how to volunteer!
I am also a musician, classically trained on piano from the age of 5, and ran my own band for 40 years. I still play, but now use a Kawai MP5 professional stage piano. Most of my work is now in restaurants as background music, playing jazz standards. I would dearly loved to have been a concert pianist but my hands were not large enough, unlike Oscar Peterson, one of my jazz favourites. I also like Jacques Loussier, with his famous Play Bach series. Lots of musicians are involved in amateur radio, famous ones among them, such as John Lill the concert pianist.
I still run GB7LDI, a full-time BBS but only with Internet access.Try g3ldi.shacknet.nu port 6400. I also run the local DX CLuster, GB7RDX, also with Internet access. Try g3ldi.shacknet.nu port 7000
Antennas include a Rhombic, 4 wavelengths per leg on 20 meters, pointed NW and up at about 80ft, a 4-el SteppIr at 110ft and numerous dipoles.
I am now retired from TV/Video engineering, and enjoy my hobbies, which also include gardening. I enjoy writing for PW, CQ, Radcom and other mags. Check my web site: www.g3ldi.co.uk Thanks for checking on me!
This picture of my shack was taken in 2001 when I was still using my Icom 751 transceiver. I changed it shortly after this to a Yaesu FT-1000MP which I still have. I also have the FT-2000 which is a much better CW transceiver, although the FT-1000MP was OK after I did the W8JI mod. Prior to that, it had awful clicks, as they all do. I will update this when I can.
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