Born in 1952 and I married my wife Carole in 1974. We have two grown up children who flew away from our family nest some time ago.
I became G4HFG in the UK in 1976 and KF4ARQ, then W4HFG in the USA in 1998.
My radio hobby has taken in HF, SSB, AM and CW, mobile HF, RTTY, Packet, SSTV and a little of most of our hobby. Over the years I have enjoyed constructing lots of enhancements for my station. My operating interest is VoIP systems. I started out many years ago with the original VoIP Iphone and I have participated in it’s progression in our hobby through I-Link & latterly Echolink, IRLP & D-Star (MB6CY & MB6ICY). My current technical interests are repeater systems, controllers, remote control interfaces, dtmf control & D-Star.
My employment involves managing product Legal Compliance in the UK for a USA company who are the world leaders in the Gaming Industry. Testing for compliance with EU legislation here includes the use of an anechoic chamber, spectrum analysis equipment and wide band amplifiers etc. Lots of Ham Radio toys in other words.
In 1985 I was appointed into the role as a Magistrate at the local Court house. Keeping up with changes in the Criminal Justice system is challenging. So are some of my 'customers', not to mention a few of their legal representatives too. However, sitting in judgment is one of the very few jobs in the world where the objective is NOT to have satisfied customers. I strive hard to meet this objective.
Our hobby provides us with so many additional benefits. Our hobby enables us to talk and to meet people & make great friends all over the world. Our hobby may be viewed as old fashioned by some. However, the very latest and greatest mobile/cellphone can never, ever, provide anyone with the platform and subsequently the benefit of making contacts and friendships the way that we do so well. I hope that you enjoy our hobby as much as I do.
Graham G4HFG / W4HFG
EchoLink node #1510
D-Star Gateway's, MB6CY-144.825MHz & MB6ICY-431.125MHz
The BMW mid-life-crisis car and the new daily driver storm trooper RAV4 SUV Hybrid.............
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