Radio Amateur, hillwalker, electronics & software engineer, organist

About me

  • Retired in 2001 from senior management roles in corporate telecommunications. Nowadays a part time role as Senior Air Traffic Engineer at local airport helps to keeps my hand in.
  • Happily resident in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, north-west England since 2001.
  • Radio amateur for well over 50 years. Almost 100% CW operator. DXer, DXpeditioner and occasional contester. Mainly operating on HF/6m but recently returned to 2m and 70cm, where there isn't much CW!
  • Keen hillwalker and, in my younger days, rock climber, competition hiker and occasional orienteer.
  • Builder and pilot of two seat light aircraft G-JONL, flying since 2010.
    PPL, IR(R) and night certifications since 2005. Logged in excess of 1000 hours total flying time. Recently retired.
  • Keen designer and builder of electronics and software projects, with especial interest in hybrid hardware/software solutions.
  • Volunteer at The National Museum Of Computing and founder & chairman of its members' club.
  • Lover of classical music and a member of Penrith Music Club.
  • Aspiring organist with home-built Hauptwerk 3-manual+pedals organ and access to several local pipe organs.
  • Former Venture Scout Leader and Air Cadet Instructor.

Amateur radio links
My QRZ.com profile For more information about G3WGV
Summits on the Air Creator, founder and president
First Class CW Operators' Club Member since 1991, past President and a committee member for ten years
Chiltern DX Club Member since 1990, past chairman
GMDX Group Founder member
FlexRadio Controller Blog I run a FlexRadio 6500 & 6600 SDR, for which I designed my own controller

Flying links
G-JONL build Blog

Music links
Hauptwerk The Virtual Pipe Organ software that I try to play
Penrith Music Club A local classical music club that used to hold regular concerts before Covid 19 showed up

Miscellaneous links
The National Museum Of Computing at Bletchley Park

Pennine View & home automation links
Weather station On line since 2004, software design by G3WGV
Energy "smart meter" A more useful resource monitor than what the governement wants to impose on us!
Extension build Blog I built a substantial extension to my home in 2013 and this is the Blog

Copyright © 2021, John R Linford, G3WGV. Page updated 2021-09-06