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Welcome to G1ANS.CO.UK

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

I've been a Radio Amateur since the early 1980's (although been interested for longer than that). I decided to take the RAE after seeing the radio station at The Science Museum (GB2SM). My interest is Data Transmission ie RTTY and Packet and all the Meteo signals around the HF bands.

History

 

As keen subscriber to "Practical Wireless" and "Wireless World" I was the original "project building fiend". I built a Top Band transmitter and power supply, Heathkit Grid Dip meter / Valve Voltmeter, a Sweep Oscillator and many other things. After getting a Yaesu FRG7700 and BBC Micro my interest in Data Modes was kindled. I used to visit the Sandown Park BARTG Rally but that's no more. Frequent trips to Tottenham Court Road in London resulted. Sadly Heathkit, Z & I Aero Services, Proops, Laskys, Lindair, and Smiths have all gone. Even Henry's has moved from Edgware Road. A visit to London was not complete without TCR, Edgware Road and Lisle Street. These were the "Mecca" for all electronics enthusiasts. If it weren't for Maplin Electronics we'd be stuck now although they don't seem to sell components any more, only gadgets and toys at high prices.

Maplin also seem to have fallen by the wayside (Feb 2018) - oh well, there's always RS and Farnell.

Events

Date

Event

Location

19 May 2019

DDRC Boot Fair

Stockwood Park, Luton. Cancelled until 2021

Aug 2019

MKARS Rally

Longueville Hall, MK17 0AT

Please see my download page for SatNav files of Amateur Rallies etc

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What’s New

 

Having a sort out of my ham stuff. See my "For Sale" page (and new website)