This site deals mainly with my radio activity, but please click here to view my profile on Academia, here for my Twitter feed, or click here to view my YouTube channel.
Married to Jackie, I am training for Church Ministry and studying for a BD with University of Glasgow. My degree includes studies in Divinity and History, and I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSAScot).
In my spare time, I enjoy amateur radio, volunteer as a Guide for a local museum and am an Officer in the Boys' Brigade.
I began Amateur Radio when I was fifteen, after a visit to the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, England. After having a go on the radio there, I was hooked and took my Foundation exam about two months later, gaining the callsign M6EIO with the Colchester Radio Amateurs (CRA). My first radio was a borrowed Icom IC-706 Mk1. In November 2013 I sat and passed my Intermediate Exam and took the callsign 2E0GUI. I am trying to juggle my various studies and responsibilities with studying for my Full licence!
My XYL and I moved from Colchester to Glasgow in January 2022 as I took up my studies at the University of Glasgow. While in Scotland, I operate as 2M0GUI. 🏴
In my spare time, I enjoy researching vintage or antique Amateur Radio ephemera, a selection of which may be viewed in the File Store. I often update this so do check back every now and then. Those interested in Amateur Radio history may find this link of interest, while this link goes to a fascinating BBC documentary about the early days of broadcasting and this link to a BBC Radio 4 documentary about amateur radio.
I continue to learn, get pleasure, have fun, and relax in the Amateur Radio hobby, enjoying working on HF, VHF and UHF, primarily CW but also occasionally enjoying voice modes. Maybe we'll work each other some day, if not already. My QRZ page is not especially interesting as it just links back here, but I do keep this page largely up to date. Another good place to check is my Twitter page.
Please QSL either directly or via the Bureau. QSL cards happily sent on request.
See a few photos below:
Click below to watch the now famous Hancock's Half Hour sketch, 'The Radio Ham'