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
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