Episode 101 - Graham Firth - G3MFJ
Found the “Top Band”, 160 meters, on a broadcast radio at 11 years old
Elmer: David Pratt (G4DNP) G3KEP
First License: December 1957, Age 15, G3MFJ, Shipley Yorkshire, England
Bradford Grammar School
GPO telephone company - the “Government Phone Office”, precurser to British Telecom.
Graham’s USA call signs: KC7LLX, Extra Class AV7VN, W3MFJ
Tony Fishpool, G4WIF - longtime friend of Graham’s, and co-author of Simple Test Equipment for the QRPer.
G-QRP Club - founded by George Dobbs, G3RJV.
George Dobbs, G3RJV, founder of the G-QRP -
Limerick “Sudden” receiver - direct conversion
Limerick “Sudden” transmitter
Small Wonder Labs - kit supplier owned by Dave Benson, K1SWL, who retired and moved the Rockmite kits to Rex, Harper, W1REX, at QRPme.
Graham and Tony’s book: Simple Test Equipment for the QRPer
Test equipment recommended:
G-QRP Club buildathon
Kanga UK - regen receiver
Sputnik 80 meter transmitter
Michael Rainey, AA1TJ - QRP builder on protoboard and former QSO Today guest.
Oleg Borodin, RV3GP, - QRPer - book here
MeSquares - from Rex, W1REX
Island Pad Cutter - 5mm diamond cutter that makes circular pads with drill press.
Graham received the Don Cameron Award by the RSGB in 2105
Absorption Wave Meter
ARCI QRP Hall of Fame
What advice would you give to new or returning hams? :Join a club.
RSGB Centenary Receiver Kit
Tim Peake, GB1SS, astronaut on the International Space Station
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Limerick Sudden Receiver