Began shortwave listening in 1952,as a grammar school boy. �Passed Radio Amateur's Exam 1956, whilst working as a T.V. test engineer. Then served with R.E.M.E. - initially trained as a radar mechanic & then X11 Electronics Technician, including active service in Cyprus, 1958/9. Licensed in 1966. (Photograph taken by Robin,G8APZ/F1VJQ in 2007 on board the pirate radio station, Radio Caroline).�� QSL DIRECT. No QSL Bureaux.�(Send card only.I will pay return).����������������������������� ������� I am a member of the Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society (RSARS 1372.).� Passed 20 w. p.m. morse test with Essex Yeomanry (71 Signals Regiment), using straight key) ). Preferred mode is CW, using a bug @� 20/40 w.p.m.����Mainly QRV on 6 metres.�������� �The only DX I chase these days is on 6M. (DXCC� # 140 - 1993.�208 DXCC cfmd. on that band all CW/SSB).��Further progress is slow.��� So, the law of diminishing returns applies. Ah well, �The wheel has turned full circle & I'm back to being,(mainly) a S.W. L. once more after more than sixty years of,hamming it up.� That's life. Who cares anyway? It's only a hobby,after all ! Far too many people take this amateur radio business much too seriously in my experience : well, it can drive you deolali* if you're not careful !� I've seen it happen !��Too many nut cases out there !� �Not me folks ! Take it slow & easy but take it !! *deolali - the transit camp where, after completion of a 7 year tour in India, troops awaited a passage home,back to dear old Blighty slowly, "going round the bend". It's pronounced , "doolali".
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