I have been interested in radio and communication of all sorts since my youth and worked for offshore radio stations before working for the BBC and UK commercial radio. After many years in the industry, I took the RAE in 1992 and then, due to pressue of work, took a number years before I actually applied for the licence in 1998. Not many people I know would have waited six years from passing the exams to getting "on air"!
Currently I am learning more about DMR and have had to reduce my HF interests due to aerial problems. I currently have a number of hand portables collected over the years including a Yaesu VX1, Yaesu VX5R, Yaesu VX8, Kenwood TH-F7E and Icom IC-T8E. I have recently bought an FT2-DE but it seems there are no "Fusion" users or repeaters near enough to work. For 2M/70 cms I use a X510.
My main rig is an Icom IC-7000 which I started using when my Kenwood TS2000 needed a repair and as it takes up so little space in my cluttered shack, the TS2000 is not being used at the moment. Perhaps I should sell it? I also have various items for RX only and test including AOR scanners/receivers, Uniden "Close Call" scanner as well as the AOR SR2000 FFT frequency monitor, "Scout" monitor/sniffer, Icom R8500 and an AOR DV1 multimode analogue/Digital SDR receiver.
Below are a couple of pictures from one of the offshore stations I worked for in the 1970's that may be of interest
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