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Call Sign : 26-CT-3700 Posts : 1 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2020-06-27 QTH or Location : Swindon Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-840
Subject: Introduction and call sign request (Issued) Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22 pm
I am returning to the airwaves after a 40 year break!! Back in 1978-1980 I was living in Belgium and very active DXing with people all over the world, at the height of the sunspot cycle of course. Back then I was using a little known Rystl CB-4082 unit (would love to find another one as I didn't hang on to it) which was amazing (based on a Cybernet chassis I think). Shortly after I moved to the UK and never returned. I joined Vodafone (then called Racal-Vodac) and was there when we made the very first mobile telephone call in the UK in 1985, quite a special moment. I was also there when the first text message was sent and remember thinking "who's going to use that?", hahaha talk about getting it wrong.
Now operating a Turner Plus Three desk microphone (the only remains of my old equipment, I just could never part with it, it remains the most iconic in my opinion) on a Yaesu FT-840 and about to erect a Sirio 2016 (5/8 wave) base antenna.
Looking forward to meeting many of you on the 11m band, if you could please issue me with a call sign at your convenience.