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Robin Shelley

SN16 9GX WILTSHIRE
England

EU
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Call data

Last update:2022-09-21 16:19:22
QTH:nr. Malmesbury
Continent:EU
Views:211
Main prefix:G
Latitude:51.5962014
Longitude:-2.1017586
Locator:IO81WO
DXCC Zone:223
ITU Zone:27
CQ Zone:14
Website:g8vvy.blogspot.com

Most used bands

20m
(46%)
6m
(29%)
40m
(12%)
15m
(10%)
2m
(3%)

Most used modes

FT8
(50%)
RTTY
(20%)
FT4
(13%)
USB
(7%)
LSB
(2%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2022-06-26 19:12:52
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

Licensed in February 1980. My father was my mentor - G4MRV (SK) - and kindled my interest in radio both as a short wave listener and then into amateur radio. He was the clever one, homebrewing Louis Varney's (G5RV) AM 'Elizabethan' transmitter; a signal generator; an oscilloscope and CR tester .. amongst others.

I started with a 'Gillette Blue' razor blade receiver - an advance on the galena crystal original version, that I also made - and then onto a transistorised super regenerative VHF receiver!

My early commercial receivers were the R1155; CR100, (which my Dad rebuilt) and Heathkit RA-1. This was secondhand and all I really needed to do to return it to 'as new' conditions was to re-align the Electroniques coilpack.

Two school chums and myself - all keen SWL'ers and now keen to get into amateur radio - started a radio club in one corner of the physics lab and we were given a National HRO - with a number of plug-in coilsets - to start us off.

The radio model control company I worked for at the start of my career, was very small - only 2 of us full time - and it's instigator is an amateur radio enthusiast. The Company directors of the flow metering 'umbrella' company were both keen radio amateurs. So, the hobby was all around me from a very early age.

I've bumped into one or two other hams during my various other working escapades too!

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Kenwood TS480HX. Yaesu FT817ND. Dell Latitude laptop.

  

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