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___G 6 A O S _S t e v e_ P i l b e a m_ 33 Y e a r s_ G 6 A O S_ 1 9 8 1 and Counting _

30 +YEARS of amateur radio and the call G6AOS. - Picture of Mr Dave Wilson (M0OBW) R.S.G.B President and myself (Taken at NARSA 2011)

_ Page update_ (April  14) Tvr.. info added - (Mar 14) page tidy type ect

Pilbeam (Racing) - its WAY quicker than my old V6 from the 70's and TVR days (that was quick - but theres another tale as petrol was cheap then) as for the race car see it in action here.

MP 93 :- Pictures used with permission of ;- PILBEAM RACING DESIGNS, (my Thanks to Mike Pilbeam, of Bourne Linconshire).

My late Uncle was the Secretary to the Portsmouth (CSMA) motor club in the early 1960's . He and Father were keen both Motorcyclist's in the early (pre WW2) days. picture CSMA members in 1963 / 4 (club run on South Downs)and In his motorcycling days) picture Father and Uncle with Dad's Matchless machine. I was briefly a member of Portsmouth motor club, and also being interested in Rod and Custom cars. My Son also had continued the Motor cycleing tradition picture working on my now vintage (1978 Triumph Dolomite Sprint) picture GB3FC Stand at Blackpool NARSA Rally 2011

Welcome To Blackpool _ with its Bright New look Seafront and Comedy Carpet October 10 2011 Ken DODD, The Chuckle Brothers and The Krankies Mayor and Local council members Take a walk on Blackpools Comedy Carpet.. The Band Plays BRING me SUNSHINE, Typical Blackpool, IT NOT ONLY RAINS, it bounces. " Just like That ! " Ha ha ha - As for the line of traffic visable in several pictures, Maria (my XYL) was working well causing traffic caos one more time.

__ T v R _ __(Engineering)_ _1 9 5 3 - 2 0 0 8_ __ _T v R _ OR _ T r e V o R

Untill 2008 TvR was one of the last independent BRITISH Car Manafacturers

TVR - BRITISH BUILT

I worked in the final assembly shop for some years alongside Chassis builders, Trimmers, Fitters, and the electrical assembly shop staff, I was part of the 6 man electrical team building and installing electrical assemblies.

TVR produced 7 cars a week all hand built Lifting bodys on to rolling chassis a big Mechano set. I've included several pictures here of the TVR Cars I worked on at TVR Engineering Blackpool in the 1970's.But it is a sad time for the TVR owners as Club members regularly used to visit their Blackpool roots with the factory open day's.Trevor Wilkinson (1923 > 2008) Origionally started TrevCar in 1947, he went into partnership with Jack Pickard, and TvR Engineering was born.

TVR:-  Tamar (hatch back) TVR - Convertable

ANTENNA'S AND THE VIEW_ My Thanks to QRZ.com For allowing me to place as many pictures for you to see.

_G6AOS__A_N_T_E_N_N_A_S___ AND___M_O_R_E___ BESIDES__

Cobweb antenna a G5RV, long wire antenna and several VHF UHF types. some antennas can be seen from Yeadon way (the elevated road going to south and central Blackpool) Yeadon way is just below the tree line in the foreground of the picture.

_Looking North from the ridge tiles_ Blackpool tower and Layton flats are clearly visible. Looking in other directions (not shown) Winter Hill is also visible on a clear day, and the BIG ONE with other rides on Blackpool Pleasure Beach are clearly visible to my WEST as you can see. (picture opposite)

_Amateur Radio_ 4 Decade's on What a difference I remember the Trio 9R59d, JR310, Jr599 all new to the market, the KW 2000 the first Yaesu FT101 PYE was very big in those days. I was first interested in Amateur radio in 1960's I discovered Top band on a TRANNY (2 band transistor radio) by sliding the wave change switch into the middle and there it was. the local Coastal Radio station and people talking,

Ship to Shore and Radio Amateurs, With regular lunchtime nets on 160m streatching from Southampton to Bognor Regis. well that is where it all started I became interested in radio. 160m AM was very popular, 2 meter's was then in its infancy with few amateur radios available, there were NO repeaters, I've since had a vast experience in electrical / electronics.,

_My Early years as a, S.W.L_ I Started with a AM radio and listening to 160 and 80m then 2m on my PYE Transistor Ranger (made tunable for 2m With Father buying me the CR100 things got even better as I could listen to SSB world wide) I was an active member of both the PORTSMOUTH A.R.C (G3DIT) The meetings were in the Twyford Avenue Community Center..

later member of FAIRHAM A.R.C (G3VEF) at the Porchester Community Center, it was a large and active club, myself and other members attended the first ever meeting of the Chichester and district ARS. Then in the early 1970's, I took the RAE in Portsmouth and Passed part 1 of the written test, If I'd have got my ham call then they were issuing in the G8F series. A while later I Re took the RAE and passed taking the first of the multi question papers inlate 1980 and finally got my G6AOS call in 1981 There was a 3 month wait with City and Guilds and then getting my licence issued, G6AOS, the call which I was issued with which I use today and have done for more than 30 years.

People Still Get My Call Wrong Regularly, Unlike today I did not get the choice of picking my own call, there was a limited choice IF something was about to be issued in the next 6 months but you had to wait for it, but nothing like the vanity calls available today.

Over the years (past) member of several local radio clubs and society's here on the Fylde Thornton Cleveleys ARS and Fylde ARS. I've been a user and committee member of GB3FC over many years, then became repeater keeper and Notice of Variation [N.O.V] holder for GB3FC in 1996 the Blackpool 70cm's repeater located at the north end of town.The NOv is the legal document vetted and approved by:- MOD, Ofcom and the RSGB to permit use of a repeater allowing its setup and use.. Unlike my lifetime liscence, the NOv is now a 3 year document, and will need replacement by april 2017.

_ECHOLINK / IRLP_ I run on echolink as G6AOS AND ALSO G6AOS-L As time allows. either direct or via IRELAND CONFERENCE.

Thanks for looking, I hope you have found this page interesting. Pictures, they can BEST be viewed in widescreen format (for effect)

73's from Steve

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