Radio Ham G4AUE

Amature Radio


Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

Let your Communication be world embracing

I first took out an amateur licence in 1972, when I was studying in Plymouth to become a merchant navy radio officer.

My call sign G4AUE
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After a long career in electronics including a few years at sea, I was pleased to retire a decade ago.

This is me in my Radio Room (cant remember which ship).
In 2014 I came across the “TX-factor” videos on the internet and my interest in amateur radio was revived.
Not having any radio equipment meant that I was starting with a clean slate and after much research decided what might be appropriate for my small urban location.
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Above pictures:-
HF Transceiver: Flex-6500 SDR
+ Flex-Maestro control console
HF Tx Antenna: Ciro Baby-Loop (above left)
HF Rx Antenna: Wellbrook active magnetic loop (above centre)
Morse Key: Begali Iambic (above right)
Amateur radio has changed much during the past 40 years, so coming back to the hobby makes me feel very much like the ‘new kid on the block’.

I joined the
Radio Society of Great Britain in order to support the hobby and learn more. Later I joined the local group the Verulam Amateur Radio Club. I also attend, when up in Norfolk the Norfolk Coast Amateur Radio Society. There is more information about my station on the website QRZ.COM.
QTH & Radio Room (over front door).
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Below is a selection of my latest QSO’s.
As uploaded to my HRDLOG account.