I have held my licence, G1PJJ, since 1985, having taken the exam whilst in Plymouth. Obviously I had to do 1986 VHF Field Day on Dartmoor – just because it was there!

In the 1990s I was chairman of Dover Radio Club and Controller of Kent Raynet.

My licence lapsed in 2005 as my time was taken up by work (and children).

After a chance meeting at Colchester North Station in June 2019 I applied for my licence to be reinstated. This took several weeks and a few phone calls to Ofcom (plus a fee, of course) but in July 2019 G1PJJ was back.

By September the antenna situation was like this:

That’s the TV antenna on the left. Somehow I doubt I’ll be breaking any DX records.