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Thanks for the look-up.

Only mainly running an Icom IC-9100 (fully loaded) transmitting through various antenna for HF, VHF, UHF including 23cm. I do 4 meters with an ex-pmr radio. I also have a current PMR licence.

I have been licensed for about 30+ years now. I have worked in the electronics industry for about half that time. I started work in a small company based in Congleton making anything from airconditioning Thyristor & Triac equipment to wiring the complete Drapoline process line for a Pharmaceuticals company in Holmes Chapel. From there I spent time at CDC and Newbury data (Crewe and Winsford) building and testing peripherals for computers. That's disk drives, vdu's and printers. We even did the Dragon 32 in Winsford!

Later I worked in field service for Leica (Leitz) for about 10 years in which I repaired anything from Hospital equipment (microscopes etc.) to University equipment (spectrum analysis) to metrology. Leitz did a vast range of other stuff too, to much to mention.

In the early days, when I started work, I used to make all the printed circuit boards, labels and mechanics including spraying. I also populated the PCB's, assembled and tested the finished product. To this end, I was able the make and build quite a lot of my own electronic projects for radio, although I have to admit a general disinterest, as there is a decline of like-minded radio amateurs to stimulate me further.

You only have to look at the grammar and spelling of some of the other QRZ pages of the more recent licensees to understand. There is no excuse for grammatical errors as there is a spell checker in the edit section I am typing in now!

To this end, in 2009, I started out building and flying planes and large model helicopters (CCPM) and enjoy this challenge which involves some building of electronic projects with others in our club. This incorporated building and programming a relatively new phenomena, Quadcopters including FPV projects which incorporate my interest in ATV for which I am a member of the BATC.

Here's a GPS reciever I made. I originally made this because I wanted to use my Microsoft Autoroute software on a PC with GPS.

It worked fine but was a little bulky to have on the passenger seat and to operate. First picture is the reciever, I bought the PCB from Elektor magazine and the second is some software that I had to interrogate it with before I finished it in a box and interfaced it to the PC.

GPS reciever mounted, soldered surface mount usb-serial chipData from the reciever



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