[amsat-bb] Introduction

Mark Matthews mark.matthews15 at virginmedia.com
Wed Apr 13 19:10:19 UTC 2016


I just joined the forum, so thought I’d post a brief intro.

I’ve recently purchased an Elk Log Periodic with hopes of getting onto the FM birds with an HT, and perhaps later on having a crack at the linear transponders using CW, which is my great love.

My next step is to acquire one of the inexpensive Chinese handsets, and from the research I’ve carried out, I’m gradually leaning towards the Wouxun models. I’m also totally blind, which will introduce some interesting challenges I’m sure!

I do actually have some previous satellite exposure, working UO-14 in 2000 using the satellite gateway of a Toronto repeater system during my month’s stay there. Unfortunately I was side-tracked  in 2001, when IRLP really took off.

Employment-wise I work for a non-profit organisation, producing audits on Accessible Web Design with assistive technology.

Take care, and in spite of the majority of members ostensibly being in North America, perhaps we will hook up on one of the more favourable passes.

Mark (GW0WGK)

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