First licensed in 1962 as GW3ROG at the age of 18, living in Rhymney, in Monmouthshire, South Wales. (now Gwent). At the time I was a member of Blackwood and District Amateur Radio Society, GW6GW.
I have now lived near the centre of the historic Cathedral City of Winchester since 1983, about 100 km SW of London. Being about just 750 metres from the Cathedral my antenna has to be stealthy!
I have been G3ROG since 1967, except for 1989-1980 when I was G3ROG/W2 located on Long Island, New York, USA.
On leaving school, I became an Undergraduate Student Apprentice with the General Post Office Telephone Engineering Department, graduating as a Chartered Electrical Engineer in 1967 and a Fellow of the Instution of Electrical Engineers in 1988. After 40 years in full time employment, I worked as an Independant Consultant in Telecommunications, before retiring in 2011, in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and extensively in Southern Africa.
My intial Amateur Radio operation was on 160/80/40, AM and CW, on a (highly converted) WW2 19 set, running up to 20 watts to an 807. Then home built, over several years an AM/CW rig, for the same three bands; aquired a Marconi CR100 receiver and assembled a Heathkit HR-100.
Now back on the air, on HF, running 100 watts on SSB, CW and Datamodes into a 30 metre centre fed doublet @ 8.5m. Rig is Kenwood TS 590S. I have just installed a 5-band Cobweb for 20-10 metres.
My interests include CW, PSK 31, JT65-HF, WSJT-X, RTTY and other data modes. The Creed teleprinter was sold off many years ago! Now getting hooked on Olivia and Hellschreiber data modes. I operate LF and VHF contests, mainly the RSGB Club Contests on 80m for Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Club, in addition, IOTA, BERU contests, CW National Field Day and WAB award.
Homebrew projects include experimenting with QRP, LF antennae and Software Defined Radio.
From 2013-2014 I was Chairman of Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Club. Also a member of Andover Radio Club (ARAC)
Worked all Britain, Square SU43 WAB Book number 19796
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