Being blind since birth, I’ve been interested in things technical as long as I can remember. My career included Electronic, Software and Quality engineering before going self-employed as an information provider in 2000. I retired in 2017 and wonder how I ever found time to work!
I got my radio licence while I was at school in 1967 and soon acquired a taste for CW. Suffice to say, I’ve been almost 100% CW ever since. I joined FOC in 1973, at the age of 22, I believe I was one of its youngest members.
I now live in Glasgow. My gear includes a K3, KPA1500 which I can only run to 400 Watts, plus a collection of paddles, bugs, straight keys and one Begali Cootie. I always have a mechanical key and paddle connected so you may hear me using any of these. Part of my collection can be seen in the supplied photo.
I do some contesting, but prefer to spend a bit of time rag chewing and encouraging less experienced operators to develop their liking and skills for CW.
I’m sure many of you will already know me and I look forward to meeting the rest of you on the bands in due course.