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m1bwt:history [2011/05/27 21:59]
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 ====== M1BWT History ====== ====== M1BWT History ======
  
-I qualified as an Amateur Operator in 1997, after studying at the [[http://www.radioclubs.net/c&dars/|C&DARS Radio Club]] with a fellow operator and good friend Matt, M1BTF. We studied for what was the UK B class license, then allowing just VHF transmissions and above. Prior to this I'd had an ongoing interest in radio for many years, after getting a taster of CB at the age of 14. UK licensing changes have since upgraded my license to full class, allowing full HF operations.+I qualified as an Amateur Operator in 1997, after studying at the [[http://www.radioclubs.net/c&dars/|C&DARS Radio Club]] with a fellow operator and good friend [[http://m1btf.blogspot.com/|Matt, M1BTF]]. We studied for what was the UK B class license, then allowing just VHF transmissions and above. Prior to this I'd had an ongoing interest in radio for many years, after getting a taster of CB at the age of 14. UK licensing changes have since upgraded my license to full class, allowing full HF operations.
  
 Until recently I'd not been active on the air since 2000, but have recently rekindled my interest (and moved somewhere where I can erect an antenna!). Below is a bit of history of my operating to date... Until recently I'd not been active on the air since 2000, but have recently rekindled my interest (and moved somewhere where I can erect an antenna!). Below is a bit of history of my operating to date...
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-During these early years of my ham operating career I'd concentrated on 2M, participating in various contests with Matt, M1BTF. I was very lucky to have some forgiving parents and neighbours, allowing us to erect any number of VHF aerials at that time, where I would take part in various 2M contests.+During these early years of my ham operating career I'd concentrated on 2M, participating in various contests with M1BTF. I was very lucky to have some forgiving parents and neighbours, allowing us to erect any number of VHF aerials at that time, where I would take part in various 2M contests.
  
 Our typical contest station (left) consisted of two stacked 11 element 2m Yagis, mounted to a 20ft scaffold pole attached to some heavy duty T+K brackets mounted to the side of my parents house. We guyed this to our neighbours caravan and some fence post! Our typical contest station (left) consisted of two stacked 11 element 2m Yagis, mounted to a 20ft scaffold pole attached to some heavy duty T+K brackets mounted to the side of my parents house. We guyed this to our neighbours caravan and some fence post!
  
-Matt (M1BTFowned a 2m SSB rig and a heavy duty rotator, and we participated in 24 hour contests from the extension of my parents house. We did fairly well, aided by having a good elevation up in the Chiltern Hills about 40 miles west of London.+M1BTF owned a 2m SSB rig and a heavy duty rotator, and we participated in 24 hour contests from the extension of my parents house. We did fairly well, aided by having a good elevation up in the Chiltern Hills about 40 miles west of London.
  
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-We had much fun playing aerials, and managed to destroy a few too (and almost Matt's car when using it to pull up a 13 ele 2m antenna on a 40ft pole)! We used to run JOTA (Jamboree on the Air Waves) for the local Scout group, where we managed to destroy the antenna above right by dropping it from a height!+We had much fun playing aerials, and managed to destroy a few too (and almost M1BTF's car when using it to pull up a 13 ele 2m antenna on a 40ft pole)! We used to run JOTA (Jamboree on the Air Waves) for the local Scout group, where we managed to destroy the antenna above right by dropping it from a height!
  
 ===== Logging Software ===== ===== Logging Software =====
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 Full details and downloads of this product can be found [[software:radio:amv1|here]]. Full details and downloads of this product can be found [[software:radio:amv1|here]].
  
-===== Southampton University RC =====+===== Southampton University RC (G3KMI) =====
  
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-At Southampton University, UK, I was the president of their Amateur Radio Society. Unfortunately it had been suffering from lack of interest for a number of years so we only had a few members+At Southampton University, UK, I was the president of their Amateur Radio Society (G3KMI/G8KMI). Unfortunately it had been suffering from lack of interest for a number of years and there were only a few members during my time there.
  
 I was barely active on Amateur Radio at the time, as due to my Software Engineering degree, I was much more interested in Wireless LAN communications. I was barely active on Amateur Radio at the time, as due to my Software Engineering degree, I was much more interested in Wireless LAN communications.
  
-Whilst at University I was one of the founding members of the Southampton Open Wireless Network ([[http://www.sown.org.uk|SOWN]]), where we custom built intelligent access points mounted to aerials and bolted to the side of students houses. +I'm glad to see that recently the club has been reborn and the new members are bringing it back to life - more details on their new [[http://suws.susu.org/index.php/G3KMI|Club Website]]. 
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 +Whilst at University I was one of the founding members of the Southampton Open Wireless Network ([[http://www.sown.org.uk|SOWN]]), where we custom built intelligent access points mounted to antennas and bolted to the side of students houses. 
  
 I additionally wrote some software, named [[projects:tmip:home|Transparent Mobile IP (TMip)]], to help routing traffic across the network without having any logic built into the devices themselves.  I additionally wrote some software, named [[projects:tmip:home|Transparent Mobile IP (TMip)]], to help routing traffic across the network without having any logic built into the devices themselves. 
 
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