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I first got a licence, callsign G8EQZ, in March 1971 having passed the old RAE in December 1969 when living in Kent. There I operated mainly on 2m, 70cm and Fast Scan TV on 70cm. At Easter 1978 my station was filmed by an ITN news crew and the channel carried an item about Amateur Televsion on the following Monday. I also got involved with the first 2m repeater in Kent at Dover (then GB3KR), by modifying a Dymar marine band unit TX & RX. Later I built the driver and receiver for GB3KN, and was its keeper until moving to Yorkshire in 1984. I resumed full ATV operation in 1988 with the installation of a tower for the antennas. Around this time I joined the Hornsea ARC, taking part in portable contests. With G4YTV I entered ATV contests /p from the Wolds and won many of them with the help of a homebrew water cooled valve PA producing 200w on 23cm. Around 1991 I helped set up an ATV beacon that eventually became the GB3EY television repeater. I was chairman of the East Yorkshire ATV Repeater Group and the Humberside Repeater Group when they amalgamated to become the East Yorkshire Repeater Group and now serve as a committee member. I was chairman of the Hornsea ARC in 1995 & 1996. For the last six years I have read the GB2RS news on 2m for E. Yorkshire & N. Lincolnshire most Sunday mornings. I have helped with tutoring the 2006 Advanced Licence course at the Hornsea ARC. My son Lyndon, 13, has the callsigns M3LRZ and 2E0LDR and now uses his Advanced callsign M0LDR. In November 2007 I succesfully applied to have my father's callsign G3GJA re-issued to me and I now use that in preference to G8EQZ. 

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