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Welcome to my Amateur Radio Website. I have been licensed as G3VGR since May 1966 and I've enjoyed periods of HF activity mixed with various long absences from the hobby caused by work and family commitments. The home rig is an Elecraft K2, used mainly on 40 through 10 metres with a Doublet antenna. Most operation is on 40 metres CW, which is my favourite band and mode. I no longer use any other modes from home.

One of my interests is QRP (low power) operation, especially portable QRP using homemade equipment. I have occasionally taken QRP equipment abroad when on business or hiking/backpacking trips and have operated from various CEPT countries.

Currently (April 2012), I am in a period of low inactivity as interest in the hobby has waned at the moment and my latest passion is landscape photography. It's unfortunate that this lack of interest has coincided with the current sunspot maximum, but I became very disillusioned with QSOs that consist of only exchanging reports of RST599. This does little to foster international friendship and understanding.

I am a member of various radio societies and clubs:
 
· Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society
· Radio Society of Great Britain (since 1964)
· American Radio Relay League
· AGCW-DL Club (member #3105)
· RTC - Radio Telegraphy Club (member #335)
· HTC - Helvetia Telegraphy Club (member #202)
· GACW - Grupo Argentino de Radiotelegrafia (member #624)
· CTC - Croatian Telegraphy Club (member #154)
· SP-CW-C Club (Poland) (member #315)
· JARL A-1 CW Club (Japan) (member #691)
· North American QRP CW Club (member #521)
· DIG - Diplom Interessen Gruppe (member #6059)
· G-QRP Club (member #9891)
· DL-QRP-AG Club (member #1940)
· Flying Pigs QRP Club (member #72)
· Adventure Radio Society (member #725)
· Brave Radio Friends