Episode 203 - Mike Marsh - G1IAR
Mike Marsh, G1IAR, is in love with mastering sound and owes his interest in ham radio to enhancing his professional career in the recording industry. Mike is also the co-host of the TX-Factor video podcast, one of my favorite topical amateur radio shows on the internet. Mike will confirm that his involvement in TX-Factor opens wide the most interesting aspects of the amateur radio hobby. Mike shares his ham radio story, TX- Factor, and an insiders look at a mastering studio in this QSO Today.
Mike Marsh, G1IAR Links:Radio Luxembourg
Reel to Reel tape recorder
1981 - CB Radio legalized in the UK.
“Took the Mickey out of me”
Daiwa SR-9 Receiver - “search 9 receiver”
Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut, Owen Garriott, W5LFL
BBC - British Broadcasting Service
ITV - British commercial network
RAE - Radio Amateurs Examination, UK
First License: UK B Class license - Exeter College 1983, Age 17, G1IAR
Ofcom - Governing Body for Amateur Radio Licenses
Dave Lee, G6XUV
John Hartnell, G6YWX - wife Dianne
PMR Radios - professional mobile radio
Rig in the car:
Yaesu System Fusion in UK
CQ UK - for Fusion users
Kenwood TS-2000 Doppler Effect
Favorite operating mode: 2 Meter VHF FM
“A Levels” - coursework for 2 year degree. Associates of Arts degree is the American equivalent
Anorak -which refers to a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects.
“In the zone”
The Exchange Mike Marsh Mastering Studios
Devon, UK - in the countryside
The Chemical Brothers
Calvin Harris - “One Kiss”
TX Factor Podcast - co-hosts with Mike,
Bob McCreadie G0FGX, and Nick Bennett, 2E0FGQ.
Talkie Repeater, UK
“Curry and a beer”
Jim Lee G4AEH
Goonhilly Earth Station
“Busk it a bit more”
Sotabeams - WSPRlite 250mw test transmitter
Hustler 5BTV Vertical Antenna
Other hobbies: Plays Squash and cooking
Excited by: The expansion of data modes and digital voice.
AX.25 packet radio
Baycom packet modem
DMR - Digital Mobile Radio
System Fusion - Yaesu digital mobile format
FT-8 - new HF data mode
RTTY - radio teletype mode
SSTV - slow scan TV
Advice to new or returning hams: Use Google to see what’s out there.
CTCSS - tone squelch
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