Hi, thanks for visiting my page.
My first introduction to amateur radio was in 1956 as a S.W.L. during the International Geophysical year.This was the year of the peak of cycle 19, with many sunspots and spectacular aurorae over Southern England. I started transmitting firstwith an aeronautical VHF licence, and with the introduction of C.B. to the UK in 1981, I soon progressed through evening school to gain my VHF amateur licence and the call G6ZRB. In 1984 I passed the Morse examination and was awardeda full licence and call G4ZCS.
My main interest is currently low power DX and home brewed antenna using my Elecraft K3. I am working for IOTA awards, and have the IOTA 300, the Europe and the British Isles certificates. I have been awarded the Scottish Islands "Scotia Award". I am active on PSK 31, I am a member of the PODXS 070 club #266, and the EPC #892. I have worked many Italian Castles and hold the DCI award #285. I regulary work portable from Lighthouse 'Watchet Harbour' ref' ENG- 174, (admiralty no's A5584 & A5584B) and I am a member of the British Amateur radio lighthouseSociety # 235. Having been on the air for over 25 years I am a member of the Radio Amateur Old Timer's Association #2290. I recently joined the CDXC to support its aims.You might also hear me mobile on 70.450 MHz, please give me a call.
I am a registered assessor and tutor for the UK Amateur license examinations, and regulary contribute to Magazines and news letters on technical subjects. Finally, I present illustrated lectures on radio subjects to my local clubs in the Sussex area.
I have recently been experimenting with NVIS antennas on the UK 5 MHz frequencies.The published report gained me the RSGB "BennettPrize" at the centenery AGM in London in 2013.
Please QSL direct or via bureau.
Op' G5RV, G3ZMS, G1ZMS,
G100RSGB, GB50BR, GB0HHT, GB0JAJ, GB4SWM.
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