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MISCELLANEOUS; RADIO AMATEURS



Introduction
By August 1980, around 10% of Directorate staff held a radio amateur licence, with some being more active then others.

In my case, I held the call sign G3ZDG for ten years and at the time was active on the HF and VHF bands. It was also a period when I spent a lot of my spare time constructing radio and data related equipment.

Like many of my colleagues, the hobby provided beneficial gains for the organisation by expanding one’s personal knowledge and honing practical skills.

Amateur Radio List and Credits
One of the Directorate’s staff, Mike Watson, took the initiative in 1980 to compile a list of licence holders in the organisation and this is reproduced on this page.  My thanks to Mike for sending in this lost gem.

Sadly, a number are now ‘silent keys’ but will be remembered for many reasons including their personalities, humour, technical prowess, enthusiasm and  imparting knowledge to others.

Update 30 January 2021
A later list dated June 1984 has recently been found and sent in by Jack Diaper.  The list opposite now reflects those radio amateurs who were employed by the Directorate at that time.

The list below details the names of people who were on the original 1980 list that had since left the organisation, or for some reason were missed off the list:

G3OAN - Ray Heath (SEO)
G8ASP - Ian Gurton (SWT)
G3HOC - Eddie Wilson (CWT)
G4IIO - Phil Howe (WM)
G3AEO - Dennis Price (WT)
G3BNV - Fred Exeter (WT)
G4INM - Tom Frankland (WT)
G8NSB - Sid Bruce (WM)
G4ATF - Paul French (WT)
G8GJP - Godfrey Pankhurst (WT)
G4JFZ - George Lacey (WT)
G8ETU - Alan Metcalf (SWT)
G8POP - Roger Jimenez (WT)
G8KNF - Duncan Hawkins (WM)
G8IK   - Vic Morse (SWE)
GW8BLU - Vaughn Bowing (WT)
G3BFQ - Ken Willmott (RWE)
G8LJY - Alan Griffiths (WT)
G8EJV - Eric Dunford (SWT)
G3KDK - Bert Dean (CWT)
G4LY   - Bill Martin (WT)

Acknowledgement:
Mike Watson and Jack Diaper (for the 1984 list)

page updated: 30/01/21

RADIO AMATEURS IN H.O. D.O.T.
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THE CIRCULATION OF THIS LIST IS RESTRICTED TO THE PEOPLE WHO’S NAMES ARE ON IT

HORSEFERRY HOUSE

G3FOP
G3OSB
G3SUY
G3UKU
G3WMQ
G4FAA
G4JNZ
G6FAV
G6LZF
G8ION
G8TCE
G8TKV

RON BARRELL
ALAN TAYLOR
PETER BRIDGEMAN
RON HEWLETT
MIKE WATSON
LAURIE ATKINSON
CHRIS BARRON
IAN BROWNE
TONY ARMSTRONG
JOHN HOLLIS
COLIN POYTON
ALAN BETTS

S.W.E.
C.W.T.
S.W.E.
C.W.T.
C.W.T.
C.W.T.
S.W.E.
S.W.E
C.W.T.
S.W.E.
C.W.T.
S.W.E.

C.C.E

G3CCM
G3OND
G3RQC
G3THQ
G4HQM
G4NAZ
G6CQX
G6WAG
G8BOJ
G8FUH

DICK HARRIS
JOHN DENMAN
JIM LUXTON
BRIAN GREENAWAY
DAVE WASPE
IAN TURRILL
GARRY GOLDMAN
DAVE JONES
KEITH AGOMAR
STEVE MELLING

C.W.E.
S.W.T.
S.W.E.
C.W.T.
S.W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T
S.W.T.
S.W.T.
S.W.T.

TRAINING SECTION

G3BNL
G6EES

LES SHARROCK
PHIL MORRIS

C.W.T.
C.W.T.

WEYHILL M.U.

G3KVX
G3ZDG
G4RJP
G6PNL
G8YYJ

DICK PATTINSON
STEVEN COLE (M.P.G)
JOYCE PRICE
MIKE HOLDAWAY
ROBERT ELLIMAN

S.W.T.
C.W.T.
SOG.C
W.T.
W.T.

BISHOPS CLEEVE M.U

G3RPQ
G4OIQ
G4OYB
G4VCL
G6EEU
G8GCM
G8TQP

CLIFF HALLING
PETER STOREY
DON BROWN
ROBERT PARRY
MIKE MEREDITH
JOHN PRICE
RODGER HEALEY

S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.

CHEVELEY DEPOT

G4BAV
G4DFD
G4DHT
G4EJB
G1CJL
G6CQI
G8CDJ
G8ESC
G8UYW

JOHN GEE
KEITH BAILEY
RODNEY HAVERSON
LEE ALDRIDGE
BRUCE HALLYBONE
BOB SWANN
COLIN JAMESON
GEOFF BARBER
KEVIN CARRIG

W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.M.
C.W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.

CRANBROOK DEPOT

G2BGU
G3KNI
G3WWS
G4BBJ
G4BGQ
G4CGV
G4FPG
G6FFJ
G8AMZ
G8BYC
G8EHP
G8GLX
G8TQO
G8XXJ

KEN GASSONS
FRED PICKARD
MIKE SOUTHALL
RAY RAMSAY
BOB BARNES
COLIN MANKLOW
DICK HAWKE
MARTIN SINES
JACK DIAPER
CHARLES KEEN
TONY SLACK
STEVE RICHARDS
GRAHAM HARRISON
JEFF ALLCHIN

S.W.T.
C.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.

HANNINGTON DEPOT

G3MPS
G4BOO
G4EXR
G4JXE
G4OXQ
G4PIV
G6APA
G6DXO
G6GUY
G6RSW
G8ASA
G8ECG
G8FHI

DAVE PACK
DAVE RUMENS
RICHARD STARKEY
PAT KING
ROY YOUNG
IAN DOIG
FRANK TIER
BILL GOODALL
HARRY GUY
PETER BRAEDEN
GORDON WYATT
KEN MONTGOMARY
MAL CLARKE

S.W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.M.
W.T.
C.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.

LONDON REGION DEPOT

G4HXP
G6DOF
G8GWK

EDDY HAYWARD
CLIVE WANKLING
CHRIS CORNELL

S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.

BRIDGEND DEPOT

GW3YSP
GW4BCF
GW4FGL
GW4WPJ
GW6UBA

BRIAN WALTERS
RICHARD NEWMAN
GERRY WILLIAMS
GRISMOND JONES
LAURIE ELLIOT

W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
C.W.T.

ROMSLEY DEPOT

G3CNY
G3FPI
G3GYC
G4KQF
G4NCE
G4OPL
G4VDV
G6OAS
G8DFI
G8IXE
G8WYS

GEORGE BLUNN
BEN HOPKINS
PETER INGRAM
MIKE WALDRON
MARTIN SWIFT
TONY BAYLISS
JON ROGERS
TONY INGLIS
BRYN OLIVER
CLIVE PALMER
ROY PINCHES

W.T.
S.W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
R.W.E.
W.T.
W.M.

SHAPWICK DEPOT

G3KDA
G3TSK
G4DZW
G4FOB
G4MCE
G8OEU

GERRY RIMMER
COLIN DRAPER
ALAN HOCKEY
JOHN SAMUELS
TONY AUDCENT
TREVOR HIPWOOD

W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.

TAVISTOCK SUB-DEPOT

G3LMG
G3XOU
G4GHR
G6FWV
G8MWN

JOHN SPRAY
DAVE WRIGHT
DAVID HUMPREYS
COLIN TURNER
KEN HARRIS

W.T.
C.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.

STANTON DEPOT

G3TNX
G3VLN
G3VXI
G6HXI
G6RAU
G8EGN
G8YTN

VIC ALLISON
JOHN ALLIN
ALAN CRABB
TIM ARDERN
PETE JOHNSTONE
MIKE SMITH
STAN MIDDLEMISS

C.W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.M.
W.T.
W.T.
W.M.

NORTHERN REGION H.Q.

G3IPZ
G4GSM

DAVE ALLEN
JOHN O’CONNOR

C.W.T.
S.W.E.

BILLINGE DEPOT

G3IVX
G3UFO
G4GGS
G6END
G6FIJ
G8ALD
G8CCR
G8DKP
G8GDF
G8FPU
G8LKG

GEOFF BIRTWISTLE
DAVE OAKDEN
ROY HARCUP
HOWARD LEE
CHRIS MOULT
MIKE LUNT
GRAHAM JONES
NORMAN LONGSHAW
ALAN JACKSON
ROY HUTON
MIKE PRESCOT

W.M.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.M.

KIPPAX DEPOT

G3KQD
G3MZB
G4CJJ
G4CRP
G4DWC
G8MGE

FRANK PICKARD
ALAN WARD
MIKE VINER
JOHN TYLER
DENIS CANNINGS
GORDON YOUNG

W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
C.W.T.
W.T.

MARLEY HILL DEPOT

G3HBP
G3HQJ
G3KRG
G3SEQ
G3VSS
G6BRM
G8CAU
G8ODV
G8VYG

JEFF SCOTT
BOB PEARSON
ERNIE YARD
JOHN CROSSFIELD
RON HUTTON
ALEX McMATH
JOHN BORRADAILE
LARRY ARMSTRONG
ROD MITCHELSON

W.T.
W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
S.W.T.
W.T.
W.M.
W.T.

JUNE 1984.   137 STATIONS.  (A:76 & B:61)

THIS LIST WAS COMPILED BY MIKE WATSON G3WMQ QTHR.

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