I’m an avid electrical, mechanical & datacentre engineer who has been into radio for a long time. I was SWL for many years until the opportunity to pass my Radio Licence Exam became available.
Most of my current skills in electronics, mechanical engineering, welding, brazing, computers, servers, commercial networking, refrigeration, industrial & marine hydraulic systems are all self taught.
My first introduction into radio was back in the late 90’s as a Marine VHF Operator, this then evolved into an interest in Ameteur Radio.
Also a dedicated canal boater & Waterways Volunteer, normally moored up at Marple, Cheshire.
My current main base station radio is a Wouxun KG-UV950P, which is connected to a Diamond X-30 antenna on a 35ft mast. (See main blog post about this).
Main antenna feeder is high quality RG213-U Mil spec cable, with N-Type connectors at every join.
I have several Baofeng UV-5Rs for mobile operation, these were my go-to radios for a long time even for static working.
First licenced in 2013, at Stockport Radio Society (M6GCY), did my 2E0 immediately after at the same venue (2E0GXE).
As of 2018 I am currently employed as an EMC Engineer, which fits in nicely with my electronics engineering & RF background.
Currently looking into getting my Advanced licence, when time & money allow.