Passed RAE May 1961
First licensed Oct 1964
Talk-in Station Peterborough Mobile Rally 1965
Peterborough and District Amateur Radio Society 1961
Exhibition Station G3VRE RAF Lyneham 1979
Ostermeyer Trophy 1987
I discovered amateur radio using the family shortwave radio when I was about 9 years old. By the age of 12, I had built my first crystal set followed by a number of one, two, and three valve radios, from a book Fun with Radio by Gilbert Davey. I then moved on to a more ambitious eight valve superhet of my own design covering 2.0 - 4.0 MHz.
I was introduced to the local radio club at 14 and passed the Radio Amateurs Exam in May 1961 at the age of 15.
I hold the FCC callsign KD3CL and the French Callsign F4VRA. In the 70s I held F0GHI
I am a CAA RTF Examiner for the UK Flight Radiotelephony Operator's Licence at EGBP
G3TSO QSL Cards used over the years
First QSL 1964
City of Peterborough
2nd QSL 1974 GB2CSA Cotswold Games 1988
France Mobile F0GHI on local Postcards
QSL Card since 1983