Requested Call-Sign

OK, I can’t keep it in any longer.

When I sent off my Paperwork for my Foundation Amateur Radio License, it asked which Call-Sign you wanted. After a phone call my first choice had gone, but the second I put on the application was (and still is) available.

And the one I requested is M3TZO or Mike, Three, Tango, Zulu, Oscar.

The ones that used letters from my nickname had gone, but after trying to think of words that had 5 letters starting with ME, I then decided on 3 letters that didn’t have acronyms with it.

Hopefully I will get it! 馃檪

On another Radio point, I have on Friday installed my 52ft (2x26ft) G5RV antenna in my loft. Took an hour or 2 of crawling around but is up an running. All I need now is my grounding wire.

QSL Card

Have started work on my QSL card. It’s a kind of postcard you send to other Amateur Radio operators when you have made a contact. Click continue to view a lower resolution version of the image.

I used an old Black and White map of Sutton in the 1800’s and Photoshoped it to add the Colour and a Texture to give an old feel. At the moment I cannot add my Call-Sign as I still don’t have one, but hopefully soon.

If you are wondering, my house is where the fields are in top right corner.
Continue reading QSL Card

Postcard From France

Biot, France
Dear All,

Had a wonderful time for the 21 hours I was in France. The reason I went was to collect my Radio, but my relatives had me take stuff for my Uncle and the bag was heavier going out filled with tools, parsnips, and gravy. View is a photo of the centre of town near my Uncle, although he is in newer section on outskirts. Weather was OK.

Keep Reading, Gadget17

Live From Gatwick

Just a quick update from Gatwick Airport.

I am currently in Departures at Gatwick waiting for my 17:20 flight to Nice. This is to collect my Radio from my Uncle.

Will be back Sunday Evening, when I will close the All About Symbian Photo Contest. It’s a shame, as this months contest was “Trains, Planes & Automobiles”.

Bye for Now. (Will Post a Postcard here tomorrow hopefully.)

The Sound of Who

Dick mills
I attended the The Sutton And Cheam Radio Society monthly meeting tonight and had an enlightening talk by Dick Mills from the Radiophonic Workshop. He talked about early workshop practises and equipment, through to the later techniques and technology.

Dick Mills worked on special sounds for “The Goon Show” (Spike Milligan’s “Major Bloodnok’s Stomach”), “Quatermass and the Pit” & “Doctor Who” (Took over from Brian Hodgson in 1972) and more.

Other Links on BBC site for Dick Mills & Radiophonic Workshop.