My QTH is Bolton, in the north west of England. Bolton is located about ten miles north of Manchester. Bolton is a former mill town which was heavily involved in the production of textiles – click here to read more about my home town.
I obtained my Foundation examination pass with the help of Southport & District Radio Club (SADARC). I attended SADARC’s intensive course, which ran over two consecutive weekends. I then progressed almost immediately to the Intermediate course, and sat the examination at Bury Radio Society (BRS). Soon after obtaining my Intermediate callsign, I began to study for the Advanced examination with the help of Bath & District Amateur Radio Club (BADARC), using their distance learning course. I sat the examination locally at BRS, and shortly after obtained my full UK licence and MØOWS callsign.
I’m proud to be a member of Bury Radio Society, which meets at Bolton Street Station in Bury every Tuesday at 19:30. If you live in the area, or are just passing through, I can highly recommend a visit. Click here to visit the club’s website.
When not playing with my radio, I work as a technical author for a software company. I hold a bachelor’s degree in computing, a master’s degree in communication, am a fully qualified teacher (PGCE), and a Fellow of the Institute of Technical Communicators (ISTC).