I was first licensed in 1962 as GW3ROG at the age of 18. The QTH at the time was 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.
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, with a Kenwood TS-590S on HF, running 100 watts on SSB into a 36.5 m inverted L @ 8.5m. I also work 100 watt 6m using an Alton Antennas 2 element beam
My interests include CW, PSK 31, JT65-HF, RTTY and other data modes. The Creed teleprinter was sold off many years ago! Also I operate LF and VHF contests, mainly the RSGB Club Contests on 80m for Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Club. Also I work IOTA, BERU contests and WAB award.
Homebrew projects include experimenting with a loop antenna, and building a Software Defined Radio.
I am also member 1469 of the Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society, and 2013-2014 Chairman of Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Society.
Worked all Britain, Square SU43 WAB Book number 19796
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