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Hi there, My Name is Steve, I was first licenced in 1982 I think... a long time ago.. a visit to Selston Fete in 1980 whilst a CB'er introduced me to Amateur Radio in the guise of an Arcon (Amateur Radio Club of Nottingham) exhibition at the fete, and a chance meeting with Rob then G8RYK also from Selston, Rob now manages Anchor Supplies in Nottingham, a government surplus and ham radio dealer, thus started my amateur radio 'career', mainly active on 2m SSB as I never bothered with morse.
Latterly I was bitten by the packet bug, and eventually ran the GB7MUM packet BBS in Nottingham from the QTH of my employers (SP Electronics Ltd) who sponsored the hardware.
Packet virtually smothered all other 2m operations and I eventually hung up my microphone for many years.
In 2007 I re-applied for my licence and I am now active in HF/VHF/UHF, I say active - mostly listening and learning again. I have been in IT since the 80's and I am fascinated by the newer data modes, 

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I am IT

I now work as an IT Manager for a Nottingham based new media company MEDIAmaker Limited , looking after the internal IT estate and also three data centres around the country, with 20 web farms & sql servers to keep running, their ages range from 8 years old to 1 month.
We design cms driven web sites & ecommerce services for large clients such as Ace European Ltd, Boots, Eveden etc.
Our events and conferencing division also plan, organise and manage very large corporate conferences, some for over 3000 delegates, for clients such as Rolls Royce, Saint Gobain, Alliance Boots & Coors.
I qualified as an electrical engineer with the National Coal Board in the early 80's before taking an interest in computers, once using a Dragon 32 as a video source for Amateur fast scan TV on 70cms, using a birkitt kit transmitter, I tried my hand at programming, initially graphics packages and afterwards commercial library systems.
Prima Computers
I later served my time as a computer hardware engineer, installing Novell and later Microsoft networks, and worked my way up to the Technical Director of Prima IT Solution Ltd and then NH North Ltd, an international training company with offices in Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle... that is until it went bust...

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