About me

I live in Galmpton, Brixham, Devon UK. I've held amateur radio licence G8JMS since 1975 or so. I mainly operate low power HF SSB and PSK-31, both fixed and portable. See the radio page for details.

It has been a few decades since I did serious backpacking. Now technology has improved the gear and allowed considerable reductions in weight. zippety is my walking blog where I muse on walking, backpacking and lightweight camping.

The weather station has been running since January 2011. The weather page gives the latest weather and a weather-cam image. I feed this data to Weather Underground.

Professionally, I've worked in electronics for over 30 years and now run Dartrite, where we design and write technical documentation.

These pages are subject to change - depends how I feel :-)