Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Welcome to my Blog gw4gja in Merthyr Tydfil South wales Uk.

My Qsl Card designed by myself recently due to increased activity. Had not bothered with qsl cards for some years, but now I am retired, I have more time. Very pleasing to receive cards direct from individuals.  

My main interest now is digital communications and construction of equipment with a bit of CW thrown in. Unfortunately my Cw activity dropped off for some years and now having to practice the code to get back to where I was 12 years ago. 30 wpm on NFD was no problem, but lucky to do 15 wpm now. Its taking time, been at it for 3 months and still not mastered it fully. Find it difficult to even get a cw qso where CQ calls on ssb and data modes no problem.

Have recently retired in 2011 at 64.  Ex electrical  and security  Engineer and glad to be out of it. But I do miss the buzz of the security electronics world, I miss my work colleagues the meetings and social gatherings.  But we can now enjoy Amateur radio fully.  I moved to wales from England with my wife back in 2005 and not regretted it.  Took on some temporary work to tie me over and now enjoying a new way of life.