Currently 'chillin' in a Govt IT role for the past 16 years, before that as IT Comms engineer on the road. One or two you may also know me as "Mr Siskin", a little radio data-comms company I started back in the 90s . I would dearly like to get back into radiocomms but alas bespoke GIS IT is paying the bills these days.
Current rigs include an Icom IC-7100, ID 51E, Yaesu FT-7800, FT-8900, VX-2, VX-3, TYT MD380's, MicroThumb DV and DV4mini . Of late I've been tinkering with DSTAR & DMR. From a pure radio perspective I prefer DMR as you have to use real radios and repeaters but I can see the attraction of DSTAR for those who live in RF holes.
In other lives I've been a member of HM Auxiliary Coastguard team at Calshot, Solent Rescue, membership Sec for HANTSAR, one of the founders of NCI Calshot Tower , the IT Techie for Camel Trophy from 1996-2000 and some voluntary work for MapAction with the UN after the Pakistan earthquake.
Amazing life really but doesn't do a lot for the pension plan, just maybe one day I'll get that permanent 9H1 call I've been hankering for...
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