Licensed Sept 1970
Merchant Marine Radio Officer 1971 - 78
Radio Officer at Portishead Radio / GKA 1978 - 1988
1988 - 1998 worked in radio communications research.
Amateur Radio Morse examiner at Portishead Radio Head Morse Examiner Gloucestershire Head Morse Examiner Herefordshire
Medically retired from job as Telecomms Trainer 1998 Now house-husband.
XYL: Sally (she and I celebrating her Degree in photo) thanks to Sally and Ham Radio I've remained sane after a nervous breakdown. Photo was taken in 2000, Sally just gets better looking as time goes by, I just get uglier every year.
Main operating interest HF CW, rag chewing, DXing, Contests, QRP. I welcome QSOs with new or improving CW ops and will always QRS to the level you require. I may be QRV with hand key, bug key, sideswiper, electronic key or keyboard. I like to keep the traditions of mechanical keys on the air as often as possible. I find a good ragchew much more rewarding than a new country in the log.
I am not a great QSL collector so although I have more than 100 countries worked on all but 160M I don't have any DXCC wallpaper. I tend to work the DX if I hear them but I guess as I get older I'm less inclined to spend hours sending my own callsign repeatedly in the hope of getting a new country in the log.
Moved to new QTH about a year ago, very small garden about 8 metres x 8 metres. Antenna experimenting currently a very bent inverted L based upon a 9 metre fishing pole.
FOC member 1774 since April 2002 FISTS nr 7727 SKCC nr 3492
73/88 "Wishing you calm seas and a following breeze"
To all who read this, hope to work you soon, May your God bless you de Tony + Sally "Team ZRJ"
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