27 Jul 2015

G3XBM amateur radio history

Me - a VERY long time ago!
Since my cerebellum brain bleed nearly 2 years ago, I have managed very little experimental work such as fieldwork and building. At one time (and I hope again in the not too distant future) these aspects of the hobby gave me the most pleasure and fun.

For a potted history see:  https://sites.google.com/site/g3xbmqrp3/home/history .


Ken May said...

Hi Roger,
very interesting read of your radio history.

Would you say it is much more difficult these days to achieve the DX successes of yesteryears? I wonder if the ether is now so saturated with RF that that time has passed. I seem to suffer from continuous high level background HF noise that I never saw when I started amateur radio.
73 Ken G4APB and rarely get real two-way DX anymore.

Roger G3XBM said...

Noise pollution, especially on the lower HF bands is much worse than years ago. I do wonder if HF propagation is now harder. Certainly we have passed a period of high sunspot peaks, but I think there is more than this going on.