Hello, my name is Peter and I have been a Radio Amateur since 2007
My station call sign is
You maybe wondering that me being a Radio Amateur, what is meant by the name of my web site?
Before I came into the hobby I used my computer to talk to the world using a program called 'Teamspeak', and another member on the server that I used, was already a Radio Ham and we got talking about the hobby, this got my curiosity going. I have to admit that I was already a SWL (short wave listener) as I owned a Realistic DX394 at the time, but I had no idea of how to join in with the world wide hobby, never even thought about it, that was until 2006'
So, I looked online, found a Ham Radio club local to me, times and dates of when it was running, and joined. I have to say, my eyes were opened. Being a SWL I thought that it was just 'CQ, DX, Contest, 5 and 9', little did I know the diversity of the hobby with the likes of Echolink, IRLP, and now DStar.
Although it's thought by many, myself included, that this is not real Amateur Radio, it does give you access to the world. Indeed, with Echolink, the basics you will need is a computer and a Radio Amateur licence to make contact.
Anyway I hope that has given you a little insight into the name of my web site.
Now for how and where I got onto the ladder.
The club that gave the first step in the hobby is the South Lancashire Radio Club where I sat and passed my Foundation Exam.
After passing my Foundation Exam I was eager to learn more so I decided to join another club as well as the one I had started with. So I became a member of the North West Amateur Radio Club where I sat and passed the Intermediate Exam. Then twelve months after passsing this I travelled all the way down to Bedford to sit the Advanced exam at the R.S.G.B. convention which i didn't pass, so I put the book away and started with CW for a while. this was going ok untill a chnage of mind came in and I picked up the book again and sat the exam on the 9/10/2011 and this time I was successful and passed So now it's back to CW again which i can totally focus on. And now, with the fine guidence of
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