First licensed in 1979, I was mostly interested in 2m and did a lot of things with the Worthing Club. After a while family life intruded and I became less active and finally let my licence lapse in 2002.
In early 2010 an interest in the high altitude balloon projects which use 70cms for telemetry rekindled my interest and I got my licence re-activated. Since then I've become active with the Camb-Hams and started doing a lot of portable operating since I couldn't have antennas at my (rented) QTH.
In 2011 I bought a house and have been re-building my shack.
Current equipment includes FT-920, FT-817ND, TS790E, ATS-3B, MTR, KG-UV6D and Clansman RT-320 plus various ATUs etc and a SignaLink-USB for data modes. Current antennas are a tri-band rigid dipole for 10-15-20, a G7FEK parallel Marconi for the HF low bands, End Fed HalfWaves for 60m & 80m, a tri-band colinear for 2m/70cm/6m and (on a SCAM-12) beams for 70cms, 2m and 6m.
I've recently obtained a Kenwood TL-922 linear amplifier and am currently working on getting it integrated into the shack.
I wanted to add CTCSS to my Kenwood TS790E and so designed and built a batch of modules, I'm selling the spares on Ebay. More info at http://www.tuckley.org/ctcss/
The Cambridge & District Amateur Radio Club (CDARC) of which I'm a member wanted a better Intermediate practical project for their courses. It was decided to produce a kit including a PCB for a VFO that would cover both the construction project and vfo calibration parts of the Intermediate exam practical sylabus. Thanks go to Steve Hartley, G0FUW for an improved circuit design. More info at http://www.tuckley.org/vfo/
I'm also a SOTA activator although it's a long way to anything that might be called a summit from Cambridge.
In July 2015 I was appointed as RSGB Deputy Regional Manager for Cambridgeshire.
I QSL via the Bureau or by post if return postage is supplied. Both my home and portable logs are on LotW as are my old paper logs.
My logs are also on Clublog and you can request QSL cards via OQRS (Online QSL Requests) from https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/G8TMV
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