Hi, welcome to my website and thank you for visiting.
I have had an Amateur Radio licence since I was a youth, which unfortunately is rather a long time! I started with the class B callsign G8JGY from 1974. I moved on to class A with the call G4FAL in 1976 when I passed the 12 words per minute morse test, which was required then.
I am an Electrical Engineer; a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology - the UK Professional Institution for Electrical Engineers. I am also joint owner/director of a control systems engineering company - Riverside Automation Limited, which is also based in Sheffield.
I am a member of the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club.
Also I belong to WACRAL, (the World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners), with membership number 393.
V4/G4FAL and V47CD
I operated again in 2009 from St Kitts in the Caribbean from Thursday 12 March to Tuesday 17 March. During the trip I was active in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest with the callsign V47CD.
The RSGB Commonwealth Contest is for British Commonwealth Countries and Mandated Territories only - see the RSGB HF Contest Website for full details and contest rules. The contest coincides with the British Commonwealth Day each year.
I have also used the Malawi callsign 7Q7NT.
Sheffield City is located in the centre of England and is about 160 miles north of the capital London.
I am located in a Victorian Suburb of Sheffield, about 2 miles west of the city centre, called Nether Edge.
From 2010 I have been operating in major contests from Theddlethorpe in Lincolnshire. Here I am using temporary mobile masts for a field day style setup.
Please QSL via the bureau. I will be pleased to send you a card also via the bureau.
If you want a card direct then please send a self-addressed envelope with 1 IRC or US$2 for postage, direct to my home address, and I will send a card directly to you.
Full Location details for G4FAL are:
Nick Totterdell, G4FAL
35 Meadow Bank Avenue
N 53.21.41 W 1.29.25
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