I have always had a great interest in 'all things radio', from building crystals sets, valve radios, transistor radios and other electronic gadgets. Great interest in CB when it came long. Passed the Foundation and Intermediate Amateur Licence Exams in the late nineties. My Radio Call Sign 2E1GZZ - Licence issued by Ofcom January 1999, also Marine Radio Operators Licence issued 1973.
What is Amateur Radio? It is all about the skill and fascination of communicating using radio. Radio amateurs use a wide variety of radio commuication equipment to communcate with each other and provide emergency communications with their communities. Radio amateurs have their own satellites, can talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and are often involved in cutting edge experimental wireless technology. It is incredibly diverse and very popular interest with over six million people involved worldwide.              
                                                                       Diamond X200N vhf / uhf, + vhf dipole

 What is Amateur Radio by RSGB                                         
 BBC Documentary (4 mins)
 Ofcom details

 Amateur Radio Band Plands & Frequencies

some local radio clubs:
 Exeter Amateur Radio Society
 Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society
 Riviera Amateur Radio Club
 Torbay Amateur Radio Club

  QRZ Worldwide Call signs inc UK
           (enter, then insert 2E1GZZ)

Exeter -Local VHF / UHF Repeaters and antenna/tower distance from St Thomas, Exeter:
 GB3EW 2 meter analogue voice repeater 2 miles

 GB7EW 2 meter DMR S W Cluster 2 miles
 GB3EX 70 cm's analogue voice repeater 9 miles, Christ's Cross, Silverton, NE Exeter
 GB3DN 2 meter analogue voice repeater 35 miles miles, Stibbs Cross, North Devon

 GB3SW 2 meter analogue voice repeater 15 miles near Sidbury, Sidmouth
 GB3TR 2 meter analogue voice repeater 14 miles, Claddon Hill, Torquay
 GB3WR 2 meter analogue voice repeater 57 miles, Beacon Batch, Hill, Mendips Somerset

 All UK Repeaters & Latest News
 Echolink for worldwide / how it works
 Check height above sea level
 WACRAL Assoc of Christian Radio Amateurs

 Peter Longhurst, Exeter  local radio and electronics engineer, supplier of amateur radio inc ex PMR, 2 way radio equipment.



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