Hi and thank you for looking me up, I have been interested in Amateur Radio since 1960 when I joined the International Short Wave League (I.S.W.L.) with the call sign of G10441. The kit I used for receiving was mainly EX WD which at that time was plentiful such as the 19 set.
WAB Book Number's 15950, 20762 SP 37
The main aim was to listen to Amateurs and sending a very detailed QSL Report via the ISWL and the fun and excitement of getting a return QSL card from the station I had monitored for my collection, which I have still got!
Canadian 19 set
After using the 19 set which gave good service i aquired the National HRO 5 with a
fullpack of coils which i kept for years without a fault , personaly i think it would compete
well with some modern rigs today .
National HRO 5
Joining the HRO5 in the line up i had a chance to borrow a Trio 599 which i ended up buying it but still prefered the HRO. (picture courtesy of Rigpix)
Kenwood Trio 599
Joining the 599 i swapped a computer for a Eddystone EC10 which i used for Broadcast Band Listening and took it whenever i went camping as it had its own batteries , electric hook ups had not been thought of on campsites then !
Installing the support for the new 12 Meter mast
My local repeaters are GB3CV and GB3WK