I live near the beautiful city of Bath in the south west of the UK and am lucky to have a good radio location at over 540ft asl and a long garden (by uk cabbage patch standards!). I trained as a teacher and youth worker and managed an outdoor activity centre for a local authority for thirty years.Now retired and more of an operator than technician - a jack of all trades and definitely a master of none!
QSL CARDS - PLEASE NOTE:- I no longer use the Bureau and do NOT wish to receive cards. If you require a card, you must mail direct or use eQSL.
QRV on all bands except 160m, 60m and all above 23cm.
Have always been a keen SWL and scanner enthusiast and use a Uniden UBC800XLT.
By the bed, I use a Kenwood TS 590S attached to a Wellbrook Loop - a good combination.
Member of Trowbridge & District ARC, RSGB and Bristol Contest Group. Other interests include The American Civil War, Hill Walking, Birding, and falling asleep anywhere. Walking my collie, Oscar (K9/O) sometimes with my handie on the local hills, also takes up a big part of every day
Major interest are the UKAC Tuesday night contests, 2m, 70cm, 23cm, 4m and 6m mostly from home but occasionally portable. Points to Trowbridge & District ARC.Also member of Bristol Contest Group.
Foundation (Novice Licence) Training
You may hear my call sign occasionally being used by students (under supervision by me) undertaking their practical training and assessments for the Bath Radio Classes run by Steve Hartley, G0FUW (see QRZ for contact details re training and examinations for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced)
HF Mobile and Portable
Enjoy working HF from various camp sites and holiday lets (quite often from the Corfe Castle area of Dorset.
The North Somerset Coalfield
The area I live in was central to the old, historic North Somerset Coalfield. Reminders of this once thriving industry are everywhere - the last coal being brought to the surface in 1973 with the written record going back to the 13th century. It is even possible that the Romans used it in their temple to Minerva in the nearby city of Bath. My QSL card depicts local mining in the 19th century
Thanks for looking me up.
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