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Hi Mike.
Why I've never actually come across your website, I know not, I can only agree with the many comments from other guests, not only on the sheer quantity of varied home-brew equipment you have designed and built down the years, but on the superb workmanship which every item displays. I was quite surprised to see a link to my/our website, designed in the early days by my son Niall GM6GMZ but whose job (as an electronics engineer) is such that I find it near impossible to pin him down long enough to add/amend (and only he is able to do this). As I've said many times in many places, you were my 'guru' and a true inspiration when I became involved in lots of /M and ultimately /P (GM and other island activation). You well and truly dispelled the myths associated with 'short' vertical antennas. I do my best to follow in your footsteps try and educate others who are clearly as confused as I used to be (and that includes commercial antenna manufacturers). When I saw the pic of you receiving the 'Ostermeyer Trophy', I felt guilty at receiving it myself (many years later), as I'm sure the quality of my article in no way matched yours. Well done, a true amateur in every sense, the hobby owes you a lot.
Vy 73 des Andre, GM3VLB (ex-5Z4KL)> and as they say up here "Lang may yer lum reek".
Friday 14 February 2014 17:53

an enjoyable read and well done on all your h/brew gear.
You inspired me back in 1991 with a simple 2 valve (6KD6) linear amp add on for QRP rigs. I built it and it worked first time. I've been making valve linear amps ever since.
73 de Bob, G3XNG
Wed Oct 17 2012

congratulation!!! your JOB is amazing! I never saw so carefull assembly, and fine touch in amateur gear like yours ! You have a velvet touch,indeed!
forgive my POOR ENGLISH...and once more,congratulations for Claudio B. Motta PT9AZ Brasil South America
February 16 2012
Fantastic website. Especially your mobile antennas but not only Congrats
Best 73 Andy SP9HZX
February 09 2012 at 0831

Hi Mike, incredible how many equipment you built.
congrats from HB9BGG Marco
October 26, 2010 at 14:05 (BST)
Very idea inspiring, those hard to get Plessey chips should not deter anyone from taking your abc approach no matter the chips used.
Dave, G4COE
October 4, 2010 at 11:22 (BST)
Hey, I've pick up many new information here Thank you for site! -- visit our chat
James Olson <[email protected]>
Columbia, USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 18:38:09 (EDT)
Hi Mike! Nice website! Great pictures. Thanks again for the flight and friendly hospitality in God's Country 10 yrs ago. Has it been that long??? Maybe I'll stop in the Spotted Cow for a pint again someday. 73 Randy KW4RZ aka N7JJS, G0WBD
Randolph Zerr <[email protected]>
Fort Walton Beach, FL - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 09:02:31 (EST)
Enjoyed my visit and I will come on back 73
Terry Lambdin <[email protected]>
Midland, Texas - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 21:02:37 (EST)
Great site, I enjoyed my visit - you've encouraged me to dig out that G4CLF pcb that is languishing in my spares box!
Cwmbran, - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 19:16:48 (EST)
Great site - not only the web one, but your QTH! I spent October through May of '82 - '83 living in the small village of Ashby Parva, up the A-8 from the Cotswolds. Many pleasant memories of frequent trips to Stow-on-the-Wold, and I passed through Burford many times. The shepherd's pie and bitter were excellent at the pub! (The White ???) Cheers, Ted
Ted <[email protected]>
Marietta, Georgia - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 16:07:15 (EST)
Hi Mike, I'm looking for a schematic of homebrew HF Transciever how can I get it from your site? 73 Billy / BV4AO QTH Taichung Taiwan
Billy Liu <[email protected]>
Taichung City, Taiwan - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 05:22:39 (EDT)
Its a bit like a virtual contact on 20 meters.....5 & 9+_ and I never heard the guy, only his manager
Alvey Street <[email protected]>
Bolsover, Derbyshire - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 10:09:47 (EDT)
Hi Mike Great site, I’m looking for details regarding a stable 20W HF amp, I’ve down loaded your schematic and am very interested. I understand this is the Chris Honey PA, I don’t suppose you still have a copy of the article or any build info? I'll re-reimburse all expenses of course. I’d like to build this to complement the G3XJP STAR project, I’ve just finished the receiver and am looking to get on the air!
Kevin Wheatley <[email protected]>
Egremont, Cumbria, - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 11:00:54 (EDT)
hi threre i am using you if and hands gq2000 mix board small and net tx rx 73s fer nw dave
dave frederick <[email protected]>
eastbourne, england - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 08:27:20 (EDT)
Hi Mike very nice site you have for the home-brewers. Is the more information for the PCB boards en the compenents with LC´s like TOKO or Nesiod...... 73´s Rob
Robert <[email protected]>
Zaandam JO22JK, nh nld - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 16:01:06 (EDT)
Dear Mike! Thank you for the very quick reaction to my e.mail & sending thos very-very HQ pdf-files!! They're saved on my PC and I'll try to reproduce them (I hope my ones will look at least nearly so smart than yours...HI). I was very happy to see your answer in my mailbox! THANKS: ARON
ARON KERTESZ <[email protected]>
Szeged, HUNGARY - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:45:39 (EDT)
Your site is very very nice because of your beatyful handmade HAM equipment. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I come back many times waitng for detailed descriptions of not only the modular but also the other VERY interresting tcvrs you built. I'd like see the description of your tuners etc. THEY ARE REALLY LOVELY FOR A REALLY HAM-HEARTED MAN!! '73&88 AND BUILD A LOT OF HAM GEAR & SHOW THEM ON YOUR SITE FOR US! Aron
Aron Kertesz <[email protected]>
Szeged, Hungary - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 13:19:36 (EDT)
Nice site, impressed with the home construction. Wished mine looked as good ! I enjoy the relaxed and informative QSO's on GB3WH. 73 David
David <[email protected]>
Droitwich, England - Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 13:51:38 (EST)
Nice site. Heard about it from youself, today, when listening to your QSO to G0AOZ(?) while on the RD repeater. Interested in the ..MWhip as I am currently using another home brew version from G4FON's pages.
Lionel Carter <[email protected]>
Reading, UK - Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 12:33:11 (EST)
Hi Mike, thanks for the pics of your station, i have just purchaed from 'e-bay'a (hopefully)complete set of PCB,s for your tx/rx that you published in RadCom during the '80,S i believe, any pointers for me please, regards,SNOWY
SNOWY <[email protected]>
peterborough, cambs - Friday, January 23, 2004 at 07:25:26 (EST)
Hello Mike, long time since we spoke on 80, but the TSO rig I made way back in 1988 (I think) still going strong. 73 de John
John Wilson <[email protected]>
Bridlington, UK - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 08:16:27 (EST)
Hi , Mike ! Very interesting site indeed , especially aviation part for me . I am a B737-800 pilot for Ryanair . I have flown AN-26, TU-134 , B737-200,700,800 . Best of luck ! 73! Ivan
Ivan <[email protected]>
Cambridge, Cambs - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 12:22:39 (EST)
Nice to talk to you on the air from time to time. QSO's with TSO are very informative
David Fisher <[email protected]>
SWINDON, ENGLAND - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 17:39:21 (EDT)
EUGENIO <[email protected]>
ZARAGOZA, ESPAÑA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 08:32:26 (EDT)
Hi Mike Nice to see you on the net. I enjoyed the old 1960's pictures. I was a lot younger then HI. 73,s
David Sylvester <[email protected]>
Peterborough, - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 11:40:24 (EST)
hello mike,thoroughly enjoyed my look around your site.will visit again,enjoy homebrew.thanks 73 steve.
steve gregson <[email protected]>
blackburn lancs, england - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 16:53:01 (EST)
Hi Mike just found your website after a hunt on the web. Still building the rig but need to find 2 of ICM7216DIP or ICM 7228DIP to repair my frequency counter. There are nil to be found after my three week hunt. USA wnted $450 to send me there smallest number of chips-140. Regards Tom
Thomas Didcott <[email protected]>
Brighton, East Sussex - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 15:07:40 (EST)
Thanks for publishing your excellent SSB transceivers on this web site. It is an inspiration to others. 73's Leo
Leo Chrzanowski <[email protected]>
Austin, Texas - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 22:57:10 (EST)
Excellent site a little gaudy perhaps and black print on a blue background is not kosher. Overall ,very well done .
Bill Cridland <[email protected]>
Bolton, USA/MA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 16:30:28 (EST)
love the homebrew rig.wouod you possible have the pcb layouts or perhaps some made up for sale as i would love to build one. 73 john
john <[email protected]>
faversham,kent, - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 15:37:18 (EST)
Cool Site, Enjoyed your Fat Albert Pics, pointed here by Clive, G4ENB
Peter Bolton <[email protected]>
Comox, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 15:14:50 (EST)
Mention was made of your site at the Ottawa ARC meeting last night. I looked it up for the old photos, and stayed around for the homebrew stuff NICE WORK ! Thanks 73 mk
Mike Kelly <[email protected]>
Ottawa, Canada - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 15:12:42 (EST)
Very nice, helpful, and informative pages. Thanks for sharing.
Jim Pickett <[email protected]>
Owasso, OKLA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:42:44 (EST)
hi, nice pages. It`s always nice to see how creaticve can be an amateur radio. Congratulations
hector cordero <[email protected]>
dominican republic - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 22:45:57 (EST)
Hi Mike. Nice site. Discovered it by accident.
Tony Hall
Redditch, Worcs - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 17:58:26 (EST)
Very Nice Subjects.Could I have the Circuit Dia. of the differential "T" Match please? My best friend is your countryman VK2GB George Pile.at Eugowra.NSW.
Max Aitken <[email protected]>
Windsor, New South Wales - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 02:33:03 (EDT)
Hi there. Long time no hear. Great web site Will e-mail you direct. Stuart
Stuart Warner <[email protected]>
Peterborough, England - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 05:15:31 (EDT)
Have enjoyed building several of your projects, using ideas from even more of your designs. Quo Vadis with the microchip?
Peter Ebsworth
W. Norway - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 17:05:12 (EDT)
Great pages.
Dave Mohr <[email protected]>
Rockford, USA/ IL. - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 20:08:37 (EDT)
Hey..! Thanks for the info on the FT817 mic interface. I really appreciate it! 73
Dave <[email protected]>
Akron, Ohio - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 08:26:34 (EDT)
Looks good, thanks for the schematics
Bob <[email protected]>
Bethany, Ohio , USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 00:21:16 (EDT)
The best transciver projet, y need more info the PA, Toroid at used. 73 Luis
LUIS GALINA <[email protected]>
mina clavero Cordoba, argentina - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 12:24:07 (EDT)
Very Nice
Gary <[email protected]>
Neath, West Glam - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 14:06:56 (EDT)
Nice designs....well done !!! What brings me here??? I am also into homebrewing:) 73 to everybody in here
Marc Paraiso <[email protected]>
Manila, Philippines - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 13:36:32 (EDT)
hello mike,your site is very good.your modular trassceiver has been published in our ham radio rewiew.73 and good luck. leo
miclea leontin <[email protected]>
sacele, romania - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 07:15:05 (EST)
Good site Mike see you soon Ted in Sunny Ozz
Ted Holmes <[email protected]>
Sydney, Australia,NSW - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 01:17:01 (EST)
Hi Mike, have always enjoyed your articles and the quality of your projects. Never had the time to try one! Keep up te good work. Nice website by the way. 73 de Bill G0OPL
Bill Cowell <[email protected]>
Telford, - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 07:00:21 (EST)
Excellent and informative site! Look forward to more!
Simon Robinson <[email protected]>
Corbridge, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 11:54:47 (EST)
Very good and interesting site, exciting the home construction. Hope to meet you on the air with my HM TRX also. 72 from Al
Alessandro Santucci - Al <[email protected]>
Rome, Italy - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 04:15:46 (EST)
Wow! You have much more patience than I do building stuff like you've done! It's all I can do to keep from becoming a patient. Beautiful work . . . Mind if I steal a few ideas? 73 cu on the air -- Nils
Nils R. B. Young <[email protected]>
Dayton, Ohio, USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 13:17:03 (EST)
Hi Mike, seems ages ago that we used to qso on 2mtrs mobile, I lived in Kingsclere Hampshire then and was G6BMC. Liked your pages and will visit again. Best 73's Peter
Peter A. Caldwell <[email protected]>
St Ives, Cornwall - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 04:41:41 (EDT)
Enjoyed your pages very much, especially the Lightning photo's. I was an apprentice at EE and BAC in the 60's 73 Peter
Peter K. Hodgson <[email protected]>
Belleville, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 06:27:15 (EDT)
What a great website really liked the home brew construction 73 s
Huw Penny <[email protected]>
middlesex - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 06:59:21 (EDT)
Smart site!! I shall be looking to build some of your circuits soon I hope. Warmest 73's
Tony Banks <[email protected]>
Weston-super-Mare, UK - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 17:16:59 (EDT)
especially like your aircraft photographs!
Ian Ropper <[email protected]onetel.net.uk>
Nr Edinburgh, - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 08:57:54 (EDT)
hello mike, just to say hello very nice pages
achim <[email protected]>
miesbach, germany - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 04:13:40 (EDT)

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