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Originally licensed as G6GVW in April 1982 and changed to G0RAU after passing the morse test in Nov 1991.

QRV on 2m, 4m, 6m, 70cms and HF 60m, 80m - 10m.

Regularly on D-Star - the local D- Star repeater is GB7AU. Also use Reflector 001C.

Using Fusion with GB7HF, Welham Green, as my nearest repeater.

I can also be found on Echolink occasionally.

I operate a personal weather station which can be seen at www.chalfontweather.co.uk


An Ode to 2 Metres by G0RAU

How many remember 2 metres from old
when radios were big and crystal controlled.
Trio and Standard are names from the past
costs then were high but we were having a blast.
With West London, South London, Susan and all
squeakies  and jammers were having a ball.
Seventeen fifty was the number to use
to access the box and then air your views
Laughing policemen and whisperers too,
Pirates and wind ups got hams in a stew.
Pocket Phones at rallies were easy to buy,
not made by Apple but all baked by Pye
Kenwood was Trio because of the rules
speaking to food mixers was only for fools.
Lowe Electronics had Bandit Bill,
when Kenwood moved in they were over the hill.
Martin and Bernie were flogging the gear
Brenda’s coffee was famous from far and near.
Used radios to find it wasn’t that easy,
but  Radcom had pages and pages to please me.
“Can you copy me simplex” I heard people say,
“Sorry I’m rockbound so can’t work that way”.
“I’m fully synthesised and can go anywhere
this modern technology is making me swear “.
With too many users and no channels to spare,
it made QSYing full of despair.
The numbers were easy counting each one in turn,
going half channel spacing there’s much more to learn.
Then came more spacing, half channels to use,
but the numbering system just gave us the blues.
The users have fallen now there’s plenty of space,
we need more activity let’s quicken the pace.
Now we’ve gone digital where will it all end,
pressing the key, so much data to send.
There’s DMR,  D Star, conFusion and all,
it’s never been harder when making a call.
But talking on simplex is still easy to do,
pick up that mic and call out CQ....

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