First licenced in 1971 as G8FFV, 1975-79 South Africa ZR5BD, ZS5YH then 1980 on G4GGZ.
My QTH is Aldershot, Hampshire well known as the home of the british army located at IO91OF on the Hampshire/Surrey border 50KM South West of London-Farnborough is only 3KM away & famous in aviation history (Colonel Cody) & the bi-yearly air show.
Retired now, my career mainly involved radiocomm systems, working for Schlumberger, Storno, Motorola, Barlow Communication & Vodafone in the UK, Eire, South Africa & the UAE, spanning LF through to tropo and cellular network installation, commissioning and operations.
I build, repair & modify radios & other equipment & experiment with antennas-anything to keep the brain cells ticking!
Was very involved with establishing one of the first UK 2M repeaters GB3SN back in the early 1970's.
In 2011 I returned to amateur radio after a 15 years lay off-my current station comprises an ICOM 746 original, ICOM IC-2KL linear with AT500 tuner and a Cushcraft R5 antenna ( which also works on 6M/30M ) in neighbour friendly stealth mode up inside a tree.
Other interests include fishing, gardening, & of course the family with seven grandaughters-the youngest Maysa & Soumayah are with grandad in the photo.
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