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Hi there, name here is Tony, first licensed 1984.
Interested in amateur radio from being a young boy messing around with crystal sets.
Old domestic valve radios came next.
Being made curious too "Ham" written on the display of the domestic radio.
Transmissions then being am only, no sidebands so no bfo was needed.
Later came the surplus of ex army/RAF transceivers.
These were purchased from an emporium (scrapyard) called Smiths Metals.
In the town of Blackpool where i was born.
Converting these and finding appropriate power supplies.
First 2mtr rig was an ex US army rig converted to 2Mtrs.
This had a new front panel of aluminium with vernier dials.
2Mtrs being am only here in those days.
Later came the Pye Vanguard and Westminster all rock boundwith xtals.
I got up the courage to take the RAE exam at Lancaster college in 1984.
First tranceiver was FT290 followed by FT790.
These were used in tandem on the Oscar 10 satellite.
My first contact being KH6JRB Gary in San Francisco.
Main Interests now SSTV, SOTA. 6M, 4M, 2M, HF 40M 80M.
SDR Radio on VHF/UHF using Realtec 2820u £25 dongle HDSDR software 60mhz to 1400mhz