*Welcome to my personal internet pages!
I was an early adopter of the internet, and had a very basic home page up and running back in the late 1990's.
I was born in Glasgow in 1953 and attended King's Park Primary School until age 7 before moving to Aberdeen where I completed my education first at Ashley Road Primary School, then Robert Gordon's College.
I did a BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Robert Gordon's (now the RGU) and subsequently had two career paths.
First job was a maintenance engineer with the (then) Independent Broadcasting Authority (became NTL) at Durris near Aberdeen, then Black Hill in Central Scotland.
Changed career in 1998 when I got a job in the Civil Service managing radio spectrum for the Scottish Government.
Unfortunately ill health prompted an early retirement move in 2012 and I am currently doing voluntary fundraising work for the Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS)
I married Marion in 1981 when we moved into a house in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Our two daughters, Alison and Christine followed then two granddaughters, Courtney and Crystal, then in May 2018 a grandson, Michael, and in August 2020, Jessica.
My interests include being a radio amateur (callsign GM8LBC) where I serve on a committee of the umbrella organisation, the RSGB, to manage repeater applications for licensing.
I also support a local radio club, and do a bit of short wave low power transmitting.
Also look after a lovely little Shih Tzu dog (for my daughter, Christine), and love her to bits (the dog also!)
Pure nostalgia from Britain in the 60's, 70's to 1990's
If you were around back then, then this page is guaranteed to bring back the memories!
All about amateur radio repeaters
Although separate from my personal web space, the ukrepeater.net web site is owned and managed by me on behalf of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
My family archive pictures
Photos from the family album displayed here rather than in dusty old albums!