Amateur Radio Stations:
GØFDJ // G6NVC
OPERATOR: KEITH BRIAN CASTLEY.
2,Thorpe Avenue, Fengate, Moulton Chapel, Lincolnshire. PE12 ØXN
Hi my name is Keith,
thanks for visiting my page before you leave
please sign the guest book. I have been aware
of radio from an early age, I was born 24/09/1952.
I remember around 1957/8 listening on the wireless
in my families living room and not sure the what it was
I was listening to though I think now it was possibly
40 meters (7 mhz.) of course it was AM and morse code
I didn't know that until many years latter.
TV was in black & white and only 2 channels the BBC & ITV
and was only broadcast for a few hours every day so the wireless
was a good friend to have 24 hours a day,
So to move forward my school years passing by and Sputnik was
launched in 1957 and we listened with ore as we heard that beep beep ...
President Kennedy was shot in 1962 then Winston Churchill died in 1964
The Beatles and Flower Power in 1967 Summer of Love.....
1969 it was one small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon, also in 1969 CONCORDE
flew for the first time it's test pilot's name Brian Trubshaw god
didn't we all want to be him?
The 197Ø`s arrived and I was lucky enough to get a job as Road Manager
with STATUS QUO...I had met them in 1968 at Wolverhampton civic hall.
I started work with QUO December 1972 and I must say I wouldn't change
a thing yes all you heard about Rock bands was true....BUT with the
good times of sun, women, booze and drugs went hard work...
24tonns of equipment at Heidelberg University went up 23 flights
of stairs and at the end of the show went down the same way ....
I have been very lucky I have seen a lot of this world 46 states
of America, 3 times to Australia, Japan ,and from Finland
to Spain .......
in 1973 I was in the states and one of the band bought a hand held
27mhz AM CB my very first taste of Personal RADIO .
I finished working with Quo October 1975...and by 1978 there was
a huge influx of illegal 27mhz am/ssb radios and I was hooked..
The 198Øs I joined RSGB (198Ø)took the RAE(1982) and the Morse Test (1985)
My qth is set in open farmland 6 miles out from the small market town
of Spalding it is just a few miles south of BOSTON just a little more famous
than Spalding we have lived here from 8th.October1999.The house is
set in 1/2 acre of ground so a lot of gardening to do.
My equipment is due for an update I have a 12mtr tower and have 3el
yagi 1Ø/15/2Ø this will change to a 4 el also to be added to the tower
a 3el 12/17/3Ø I will possibly keep my 2x g5rv but am not real happy
with its performance I think I may try a Gap Voyager vertical for 4Ø/8Ø/16Ø
I also use a 3el yagi for 6mtrs I don't think this will change.
I am hoping to get a couple of new radios both Yaesu ft95Ø & ft45Ø
also an ACOM 1ØØØ amplifier......
I am looking for DXCC with both my call signs GØFDJ(mixed)
and G6NVC (CW)
I am a member of a number of clubs:
Radio Society of Great Britain.
G-QRP CLUB #4112
WAB book#4Ø25 //#13116