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[JUN12] List of Current Members (with working E-mail) and Old Members. Details include Experience, Interests, and Qualifications.

Membership is FREE. Feel free to send in you details, particularly projects of interest, and links to any electronics related sites you have. Note: I have replaced all members E-mail Address @ sign with * to stop SPAM Robots.

Officers and Committee Members of the British Amateur Electronics Club Archive.
Mr. George Burton, Chairman and Hon. Editor (retired) prontaprint.bristol*cableinet.co.uk
When contacting George it is best to include "For the attention of George Burton" in the E-mail title as this is his work address and probably used by other people as well. Sadly Prontaprint seems to have shut down. Perhaps it was too expensive. It gave a cheap quality service for many types of printing.
[JUN06] David Ledgard, BAEC Archive Hon. Webmaster david.ledgard@tiscali.co.uk
Has been a member since 1990 (studies permitting).
Age: 35 [as of 2006] Beginner: No
Experience: Digital Electronics, Programming, Making Printed Circuit Boards, Fault Finding, Electronic Theory, Building Projects in Electronics Magazines, and Computer Interfacing... [full details below]
[JUL06] Richard Evans, BAEC Archive Hon. Librarian - still retains most books last listed in Club Newsletter and above in BAEC Lending Library section.
Contact detail available from BAEC Newsletter No. 135 April 2000 and membership list, or contact the Webmaster.
[JUL06] Mr. John F. Davies, BAEC Secretary (for 3-4 years before George Burton) - still takes an interest in the Club and retains duplicate copies of most old BAEC Newsletters plus a lot of old electronics kit.
Current E-mail address: john.davies513@virgin.net ; Old redundent E-mail address john*fdavies.u-net.com
Computers: Archimedes 410/1, BBC B, ZX81
Experience: Transducers
Built: Darkroom Exposure Meter

Ex-Officers and Ex-Committee Members of the
British Amateur Electronics Club.
Please note. This is only an Archive site. The Club no longer publishes and posts a Newsletter. Put does accept new material and membership details to be posted on the 'net only.
Mr. T. S. C. Samuel-Mauryce, Hon Secretary [2002-03] (retired) tsc.samuel-mauryce01*eastserve.com
Mr. Martyn Moses, Hon. Secretary (retired) MPMOSES*compuserve.com
Age: 43 [as of 2006]
Experience: Calibration and Repair Engineer (RF and Avionics), former EMC Test Engineer and former Radar / Data Links Technician Royal Air Force.
Qualifications: HNC Electrical / Electronic Engineering. Currently studying for BSc Electronic Engineering.
Mr. Otto Schiffer, Hon. Treasurer (retired) otto*schiffer.freeserve.co.uk
Interests: Science, Science Fiction
Qualifications: Retired TV Engineer, C&G
Mr. A.C.Randall, Committee Member (retired)
Experience: Intercoms, Hearing Aids, Central Heating Controls
Interests: Home Winemaking
Mr. R.G.Voisey, Committee Member and Hon. Auditor (retired)

Current Members with Functioning E-mail Addresses
[JUN06] Chris D Baragwanath cbara*global.co.za
Age: 46 [as of 2006] Beginner: Yes
Interests: Automotive Elect. / Time keeping.
"My interest in Cars is primarily in the old BMC products and includes the Minor, the Mini, the Mini Moke (mine is No. 281 of the 300 assembled at the BMC Plant in the then Rhodesia, MGB and of the Landies (Series II). Am always interested in any discrete ccts. that can be used in restoring / improving the electrics of this generation of Cars, while keeping them authentic.
China is fast becoming a force to reckoned with and notice may of them here in SA. They are the apparent recent cause of an increase in basic metal prices, which for Copper has been 52% in this year. Seems they are buying up the place !
South Africa has a small but steady industry designing and producing electronic Fuel Injection Controllers and ECU's (Engine Control Units or 'Black Boxes'), and exports these extensively. (Bosch is a large customer). These are all based on embedded processors. Have not seen any anything PC based as yet, other than the diagnostics for the ECU's. For cheaper, small Cars I have seen electronic ignition controllers that are probably PIC based.
There is also quite a market in 'modified' programs for existing brands of ECU, (i.e. more power or more economy, alcohol based fuels) etc... that seems to do well locally.
These modern ECU,s are a b@#$%r to mend ! - Often there are no schematics for them, (only ever given out to 'official' repair depots) and then many of the IC's have 'house numbers' rather than the usual identifying numbers on them. Other IC's are specific to the manufacturer and / or LSI and so difficult ever to get spares for."

Country: South Africa (Zuid Afrika in Afrikaans apparently, hence the .za in the E-mail address).
[JUL06] Murray Cameron Current E-mail address: murraycam@tiscali.co.uk ; Old redundent E-mail address: 100703.63.*compuserve.com
Age: 71 [as of 2006] Beginner: No
Computers: ZX81, PCW512, Osborne486
Experience: 15 Years in building the more simple projects from magazines.
Magazine: EPE
Interests: Woodwork, DIY, Camping.
Qualifications: I Eng. HVAC Design Engineer. (Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning)
[JUN06] Eric Edwards. eric@ericedwards.co.uk, Although eric*eddy11.fsnet.co.uk will still get through, I am using the domain name. GW8LJJ.
Age: 63 [as of 2006] Beginner: No
Computers: Main PC is Pentium 111 with 1GHz processor and 17" TFT monitor
Laptop is now 2.8GHz with 15" screen
Both running Windows XP and on Broadband
Several home-brew computers and a '386 laptop
Experience: Over 40 years, published PIC Book
Qualifications: C&Guilds Qual (old!) Written electronic Book on CD-ROM
Magazines: Dropped ETI and Elektor but still retain GQTV (BATV mag) and RSGB
Other: Ham Radio callsign GW8LJJ since early 1970s
Writing book on 'Practical Radio' which includes circuits and constructional details from simple Crystal sets to Double Superhets

Books:

  • Eric has published a PIC book called 'PIC BASIC - an introduction'. It includes a CD full of data, source codes, HEX codes and other info. GBP 23.44 inc. VAT. Picture of Front Cover.
  • Also available 3 other books for GBP 4.99 each [plus GBP 1 P&P] from eBay on-line Book seller:
    Electronics Book - PICBASIC Projects Book - Radio Book1 README.
  • PLUS an Electronic book that he has produced on a CD-ROM for GPB 4.99 plus GPB 1 P&P. "LEARN ELECTRONICS THE FUN WAY. A 'PRACTICAL' ELECTRONICS BOOK WITH OVER 420 PAGES ON A CD-ROM. A FUN WAY OF LEARNING BY DOING." More Info Here.

BAEC Article:
How to get started in PIC Programming by Eric Edwards ; BAEC Newsletter No. 140 August 2001

[Added JUN06] H. P. Friedrichs hpf*gainbroadband.com. AC7ZL.
Age: ** Beginner: No
Computers: Variety
Experience: 20+ years experience as electrical engineer practicing a variety of engineering disciplines including Twenty-plus years experience in a variety of engineering functions including technical project/personnel management, hardware/software systems integration, design, implementation and repair of electronic hardware and software, and technical documentation. Fields of activity include computer, instrumentation, automotive, audio, aerospace, medical, and test equipment.
Programming languages: Assembler (Z80/64180, Microchip PIC, 8051), C/C++, FORTRAN, Pascal, Python, HTML, Clipper (dBase), SQL, Powerbuilder, DICOM.
Operating systems: Linux/Unix, Windows, OS2, DOS, and embedded realtime kernels (RTOS).
Hardware: Discrete, chip, and board-level analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuitry. PCB design. Factory automation, data collection equipment (transponders and bar code readers). Medical equipment and recording studio audio. Communications gear including RS-232, 422, broadband and TCP/IP. 3 phase power and cryogenic controls. Avionics test sets and other precision pneumatics. Lasers, motion control electronics.
Interests: Electronics, science, engineering, writing, composing/playing music, nature, dogs.
Qualifications: BSEE, U.S. EXTRA Class Amateur radio operator, 3 U.S. Patents, Author, 2 books.


Not all the processors, protocols, and languages mentioned above were familiar to me. So made a quick scout through the most reliable, informative and free source: http://en.wikipedia.org/ - wikipedia on-line encyclopaedia and turned up the following results:

  • Zilog 64180: a direct successor to the Z80 microprocessor of ZX81 microcomputer fame (released in July 1976), and totally compatable. Has a 16-bit address bus, instead of 8-bit.
  • RS-422 (substitute for the RS-232 over longer cable distances).
    Data Rates: 10Mbits/s at 12 metres cable length ; 100Kbits/s at 1200 metres cable length. One driver can connect to up to 10 receivers.
  • SQL (Structured Query Language): is the most popular computer language used to create, modify, retrieve and manipulate data from relational database management systems over the internet.
  • PowerBuilder (sometimes abbreviated PB): is a computer application development system. Touted as a Rapid application development (RAD) system, it includes tools for drawing the user interface and reports, and accessing database content.
  • Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM): is a comprehensive set of standards for handling, storing, printing and transmitting information in medical imaging. It includes a file format definition and a network communications protocol. This protocol is an application protocol, it uses TCP/IP to communicate between systems. DICOM files can be exchanged between two entities that have the capability to receive the information - image and patient data - in DICOM format.
  • 8051: a Harvard architecture single chip microcontroller (C) developed by Intel in 1980 for use in embedded systems. It was extremely popular in the 1980s and early 1990s, but today it has largely been superseded by a vast range of enhanced devices with 8051-compatible processor cores that are manufactured by more than 20 independent manufacturers. It contains Processor (CPU), RAM (128 Bytes), ROM (4 Kbytes), Serial Port, Parallel Port, Interrupt logic, Timer etc.
    Much more information here: Intel 8051 microcontroller.

Books: "The Voice of the Crystal" and "Instruments of Amplification" authored by Mr. H. P. Friedrichs. AC7ZL.

Photo gallery links:

The books are available in the UK through Camden at http://www.camdenmin.co.uk/.
The suggested retail price of "The Voice of the Crystal" is $14.95 USD and "Instruments of Amplification" is $19.95 USD.
A vendor list is here: http://www.hpfriedrichs.com/bks-buyit.htm.

Quote: My components are not antiques [described in the books]. They are projects designed to teach the principles of radio/electronics. The devices you saw were constructed with my own two hands within the last few years. Marconi has not touched these instruments...except in spirit.
"The Voice of the Crystal" describes the principle behind basic A.M. radio, and then goes on to describe the principles behind capacitors, coils, detectors and headphones. These explanations are accompanied by projects built primarily from garbage can items...screws, a plumbing fitting, an old cigarette lighter, a hank of wire, a cabinet magnet, and so forth.
"Instruments of Amplification" introduces the principles of amplification, and then describes a number of experimental amplifying devices including homemade electromechanical amplifiers, several homemade vacuum tubes (valves) and even a couple of experimental homemade transistors.

[Added OCT06] Alfred Kelf alfredkelf*tesco.com
Age: 75 [as of 2006] Beginner: No
Experience: Civil Engineering Management in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. Designed Dog Frequency "Whistle" Circuit.
David Ledgard [JUN06] David Ledgard, BAEC Archive Hon. Webmaster david.ledgard@tiscali.co.uk
Has been a member since 1990 (studies permitting).
Age: 35 [as of 2006] Beginner: No
Experience: Digital Electronics, Programming, Making Printed Circuit Boards, Fault Finding, Electronic Theory, Building Projects in Electronics Magazines, and Computer Interfacing.
I have worked on the following kit:
  • Infra-Red Hand-dryers.
  • Electronic Gas Detectors.
  • PIC + Fibre-Optic Loop + Psion Laptop Controller driven Battery Monitoring Equipment. The system used two PICs each to monitor each indidual battery. One got the data, the other transmitted data via an RS-232 optical fibre loop to sucessive batteries terminating at a PSION laptop where stats could be viewed, and warnings given. This set-up was used for critical back-up-battery systems like Banks.
  • Psion SMT Palmtop Computers (note they went from straight from series 3 to series 5 without a 4 as this number is considered unlucky in China).
  • PIC Driven Medical Ventilators.
Interests: At present writing Internet Pages, Pascal Programs, and Computer Games including Historical Military/Industrial Scenarios & Interactive Fiction Text Adventures (entered in the 1998 annual IF competition), Interfacing Computers, Church, Gardening, buying and selling on eBay, going out in the Mini Bus.
    Computers:
  1. 1982, 300: Commodore VIC20 - 22 chars./line + 3.5K memory + tape drive but with colour!
    Games included Amok (killer Robots out to get you), and Bomber (where you are flying a plane and have to bomb all the skyscrapers before to descend to far and crash into them!). I also coded in BASIC: Bat & Ball, and Mines (where you have to balance workers, mine output etc... so you can keep of buying new mines). Also had ROM plug in games cartridges available for games like Galaxian, and Gorf.
  2. 1986, 1,000: Amstrad PC1512 (Alan M. Sugar TRADing) PC Clone with x2 5.25 Inch floppy disk drive and monochrome monitor. It had a primitive wordprocessor called wordstar which had about 6 disks that you kept having to change with Spellchecker! Games includes: Chess, Infocom Text Adventures (where you type in commands like GO NORTH, or UNLOCK DOOR WITH KEY... basically a book where you play the central character). Also had Turbo Pascal, a good compiler for it's day (designed by Computer Scientists not Hackers). A lot more classy than BASIC or C (which was cobbled to together by to programmers at Bell Labs to drive the UNIX operating system). See BASIC and Pascal download sections near top of main page. Built some electronic interfaces for it that drove, LED's, 7-segment Displays, Starburst alphanumeric Siemens, A/D converter, and SPO256 Speech Synthesizer. Double sided home made PCB card plugged in motherboard expansion slot, coded addressing to PC Prototype Port.
  3. 1990, 300 - no monitor or and only one drive: Commodore Amiga plugged into colour TV with annoying rear connector (or monitor), 512 Kbyte RAM (upgraded to 1 Mbyte), x3 floppy 3.5 Inch external diskdrives, and Icon driven. Also had built in speech synthesizer (what ever happened to computers you could talk to?). Classic games: Sim City, Railroad Tycoon, and Civilization 1.
  4. 1995, 1,500 + Interest (from Dixons of course, with extra 5 year cover - at a price! Plus costly monthly payments): Pentium 233 PC, with one 3.5 Inch drive, and a handy CD-ROM. Colour Monitor.
  5. Dell Logo DELL DIMENSION 3000 PC with XP, Flat Screen (1024x768), Intel Pentium 4 (80'986) processor, 512 MByte RAM, x5 USB Ports (carry data and power on same cable). Upgrades & Extras: 146 GByte Harddrive (ordered x2 size), 3½ Inch Floppy Disk Drive (1.38 MByte), CD Rewriter (ordered +write), 56K Modem, Word (with Spell Checker), and McFee Firewall & SPAMBlocker (40/year!). http://www.dell.co.uk/tv, very good value! Basic unit 400 including delivery.
    Qualifications:
  1. 1981-86 Comprehensive School: 'O' Levels (or equivalent, last year to do them in 1986): Computer Studies 'B' (wrote a programme to convert between the Decimal and Roman Numeral number system, try multiplied in Roman Numerals!), Mathematics 'C' (I think I could do better now), Electronics CSE 1 (made a two way intercom out of an electronics magazine on veroboard, with drilled aluminium box cover), Biology CSE 1, Technical Drawing CSE 2 (I didn't revise ;-( )... also studied Metal Work (with lath and blueprints - made a paint scrapper and balancing metal man), Woodwork, Cooking... The school also ran it's own farm as a lot of the pupils went on to work in agriculture (somewhere interesting to go before lessons, now sadly closed).
  2. 1986-88 Technical College: 4 Passes, OND Computer Studies (10 Distinctions, 5 Merits, 5 Passes). Computers included the Apple II and BBC Micro. Learn Spreadsheet, Wordprocessors, Databases, Pascal, BBC Assembler, MS-DOS (ripped off from C/PM designed by a Computer Scientist who got NOTHING for his efforts), Maths, Fetch-Execute Processor Cycle (Status Register, Flags: Zero, Carry, Divide-by-Zero error... Accumulator, Programme Counter, ALU - Arithmetic and Logic Unit...).
    • Also COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language) designed in 1959 by a Committee of Computer Scientists for the United States Department of Defense. Used by Banks a lot. The old computers had very limited RAM and disk / tape space so most programmes only stored the date as two digits. The 2000 year seemed a very long time away. So many old COBOL programmers had to be recalled from retirement to fix this 'Y2K' problem.
    • Incidentally as there are 1024 bytes in a Kilobyte (not 1000!) Y2K is actually 2048! Also note Psion Laptop computers calculate their date from 1980 in seconds! So they will face a date problem in about 2030 when the maximum number of seconds in reached. They have procedures to convert the zillions of seconds number into year, month, day, hour, minutes, and seconds.
  3. 1988-90 Polytechnic: HND Information Technology (11 Distinctions, 4 Merits, 5 Passes). Computers included the Icon driven Apple Mac with Image Writer printer, VAX mainframe (lots of dumb terminals - keyboard and monitor talk to the main computer), and 68000 based processor. Languages included Modula-2 (Pascal with libraries), C, and Z80 & 68000 Assembler. Studied 7 layer networking (RS-232 25-pin D-type serial port: NAQ, AQ, Tx, Rx, Gnd... Parity Bit checks... can use 9-pin, like what drives Dial-up Modems), and packet switching (used by the Internet to divide a big file into small chunks each sent, registered, and reassembled). Programmed RS-232 Serial Link, Spreadsheet, Modem Dialer (goes through all the possible Baud rates until it hits one that gives a recognisable signal). I did the low level stuff in C (which is good for bit twiddling). It was hacked together by two Unix Operating System programmers at Bell labs. Not classy like the languages designed by Computer Scientists.
  4. 1991-1994: BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering (2i Hons.). Algebra, Trig., Advanced Mathematics, Servo-Motor Theory, Robotics...
  5. 1998: Two 10 Week Technical College Courses: 'Introduction to the Internet' (E-mail, World Wide Web, History, URL's...) and 'Writing Web Pages', HTML (Hyper-text Mark-up Language used to write webpages)... Most useful.
[Entered Oct 2006] Simon Murphy Current E-mail address: simon.murphy@ltmuseum.co.uk.
Age: 32 Beginner: Yes - more or less
Computer(s): Apple Imac G5 (OSX), Apple G4 (OS9)
Experience: Been making small battery-powered guitar effects boxes and doing some maintenance on 1950s-60s valve amplifiers since around 2002.
Interests: Playing & recording music, old electric guitars, amps, effects pedals etc Qualifications: Nothing relevant to electronics - BA Political Economy, MA History of Film & Video.

Simon Murphy
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[Entered Oct 2006] Giorgio de Prez Current E-mail address: giorgiodeprez@tiscali.it, no longer giorgiodeprez@numerica.it
Lives in Italy, and suggested and contributed to the PIC Zone. PIC Microcontrollers: simple one chip few KByte Computers with interface lines, programmable by Op-codes or PIC BASIC. Used in things like washing machines, and car engines - also can programme things like traffic lights, binary LED counters and push buttons. They were very popular during the later years of the club, and there is a store house of knowledge about them in old BAEC Newsletter articles, and amoung members who I am sure would be happy to help other members new to the subject.
[Entered Feb 2005] Sam Sainsbury (male) Current E-mail address: SPe@electronics.karoo.co.uk
Has been a member since 2005 or before.
Age: 25 [as of 2006]
Computer: 1.7GHz Athlon, 266 Pentium (felt sorry for it) wireless networked.
Experience: Worked as an engineer for several electronics companies and currently for a fruit machine company, do some electronics design freelance sometimes (nothing special!).
Interests: Electronics, Tesla, PIC's and some computer programming and I will try to repair most electronic equip. I have been seriously interested since I was 14.
Qualifications: C&G 2240 1+2 6958, 2248, PC and peripheral repair, ONC 1+2 PIC microcontroller programming, PAT Testing, Military Electronic/Elec (Vehicle electrics) and PCB repair.
Allister Smith [JUN06] Allister Ross Smith
Prefered E-mail: ally_smith3d@yahoo.co.uk; also allister_smith@yahoo.com but not 0011378@tay.ac.uk.
Age: 31 [as of 2006] Beginner: Yes
Computer: PC P166 with CDR-RW
Experience: Slowly building up practical experience, but more into theory.
Interests: Computer Programming, interfacing, computer applications / IT, semiconductor manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence, getting into PIC (16F84) microcontroller, teaching and mechatronics.
Qualifications: NC Mechanical Engineering, part of BEd(Hons) Technology degree, HND Mechatronics PLUS BSc(Hons) Mechatronics, PLUS in Technological Education, SSE Fellowship and working on my MSc in Engineering Information Technology (Mechatronics). (Semiconductor Manufacture, and Design) with about half HND at Merit, now at University of Abertay-Dundee in 3rd year of BSc(Hons) Mechatronics. Has Workplace Assessor (D32/33) and is a Registered ELS Lecturer.
Magazine: EPE via 'net
Webpage: I did obtain my D32/33 Workplace Assessor and am a college lecturer at the Adam Smith College, Fife http://www.adamsmithcollege.ac.uk
I also have a keen interest in my church http://www.catch-up.org.uk/ and http://www.culross.org/abbey.htm.
[JUN06] Philip Miller Tate Current E-mail address: Philmt59@aol.com ; Old redundent E-mail address: p.millertate*kingston.ac.uk
Age: 46 [as of 2006] Beginner: No
Experience: Keenly interested for 30 years, serious experimenter for last 15 years.
Eight-year sabbatical in the World of Work: Senior Scientist, Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd from 1980. Development of high-speed infra-red PIN diode detectors for optical-fibre telecommunications systems, culminating in the fastest 1.6 micron detector made to that point in 1983; then development of electron-beam lithography technology.
Recent career: Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Kingston University from 1994. Qualified with Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCHE) in 1998. Still engaged in active research in polymeric materials as part of the Materials Research Group in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Interests: Largely amateur, plus some industrial, general interest in all fields, but tends to avoid 'black box' IC designs. Excel 97 Spreadsheet for Chemistry and Computing
Qualifications: BSc Upper second class honours, Applied Physics and Chemistry.
"Back to the Ivory Tower: Research Assistant, University of Kent at Canterbury from 1988, working on design, synthesis and evaluation of novel electron-beam polymeric resists. (These are basically radiation-sensitive plastics that are used in the manufacture of integrated circuits or (I hate this word) microchips.) PhD 1992 grandly titled "Intramolecular exciplexes and the radiation crosslinking of substituted polystyrene derivatives". Two more years as post-doctoral researcher, and then I couldn't stand any more, and so..."
Magazine: EPE

Crystal Radio Aniscope Webpages:
http://members.aol.com/philmt59/ - Welcome to my world...
http://members.aol.com/philmt59/crystal_radio_home.html - Crystal Radios text, pictures and Links.
http://members.aol.com/philmt59/anecdotes.html#hunwicks - How I first discovered crystal radio.

BAEC Articles:
Electronics of the Cheap ; BAEC Newsletter No. 127 March 1998
Experiences constructing the "Diotran" Radio Receiver Kit with Order of Construction, List of Components, Schematic Diagram, and Component Layout Diagram. By John Davies and Philip Miller Tate ; BAEC Newsletter No. 128 June 1998
Why I like Transistors ; BAEC Newsletter No. 128 June 1998

[JUL06] Norman Webster Current E-mail address: norman.webster05@tiscali.co.uk ; Old redundent E-mail address: postmaster*amocs.u-net.com
Age: 75 [as of 2006] Beginner: No
Experience: Built dozens of electronics projects over the years. Currently building a Garage 'Door Open' Sensor using a Bright Red low power LED with 470W, 555 Timer, Cable, and Micro Switch Sensor.
Qualifications: Electrical / Civil Engineer. Worked in the Middle East and Africa maintaining and repairing cranes used to build tall buildings.
[JUL06] Ray Williamson Current E-mail address: raymond.williamson@tiscali.co.uk ; Old redundent E-mail address: ray*fonthill13.freeserve.co.uk
Experience: Converting 3.5 inch floppy disk drives for use with Amstrad PCW computers, normally replacing the original three-inch units (Newsletter article in preparation). A few made-up units are available for sale, complete with metalwork and fixings for various machines. Electronic photographic flash.
"I am Curator of a club collection of military and aviation memorabilia in East Sussex. This includes radio equipment (non-working) and a couple of field generators (working) intended to be dropped by parachute for powering T/X sets.
I also produce digital films for local charities and voluntary groups (not exactly hands-on electronics)!"
Qualifications: Took Elec. Eng. course at UMIST before switching to photography.

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Other Old Members with none functioning E-mail Addresses
Martin Bethell martinbethell*yahoo.co.uk
Beginner: Yes
Experience: Very limited electronics experience, has general interest in most fields of electronics and computers/computing.
Interests: Flying and home-built light aircraft.
V. Buchanan V.Buchanan*virgin.net
Age: 69 [as of 2005]
Experience: Programming, designing and making PCB's, Robots, building all kinds of test equipment.
Interests: Stamps
Robert Ashley Carolan carolr*globalnet.co.uk
Age: 52 [as of 2005] Beginner: No
Experience: Mainly hobbyist, has built bench power supplies, continuity testers, op-amp testers, current tracker, audio guitar amp, signal generator, and simple function generator. He has a oscilloscope, and DVM. Finds fault finding difficult. He has a BSc and PhD in materials science, and has done electron-lithography in an electron microscope.
He is at present trying to develop a fracture toughness testing rig with full computer control and data logging. The test is mechanical and involves loading a pre-cracked specimen to failure, whilst monitoring the load, displacement (specimen movement), crack growth, and crack opening. The control involves only loading, but load, displacement, crack growth, and crack opening must be monitored.
Interests: General but specifically instrumentation, which uses more expensive op-amps than most people.
Magazine: EPE
Michael Clarke michael.clarke*swiftsoft.net
Age: 66 [as of 2005] Beginner: No
Computer: PC
Experience: Some construction and RAE pass June 2000
Interests: Construction, Amateur radio ham: callsign: MI1MTC
Qualifications: 40 year old BSc Physics
Magazine: Electronics, Practical Wireless, RadCom, occasionally Television and Short Wave Magazine
Stuart Cording, New E-mail: Stuart.Cording*nsc.com Old E-mail: Scording*harlow.cmac.co.uk
Derek J. Dyer dj.dyer*cableol.co.uk
Has been a member since 1994.
Experience: purely as a hobbyist, and has made the usual small projects - wave generator, continuity tester, rain alarm, etc..., but no major projects.
Interests: D.I.Y., Gardening, Classical music, Travel, surfing the 'net, took flying lessons for some time but never qualified for private licence.
Qualifications: heavy current electrics-double National and Higher National.
Magazines: Maplins', ETI, and EPE
Tony Hitchings tonbar*onetel.net.uk
Age: 72 [as of 2005]
Computer: 486 100MHz 16MByte Windows 95. Hoping to add some more ram and a little faster processor in the near future.
Experience: Spent all his working life in Electrical Contracting a total of 50 years with the same company, the last 10 or so years testing electrical installations to IEE reg's (qualified to the 16th edition), fire alarm commissioning: this involves some computer work as some panels have to be downloaded with information. Been interested in electronics for many years, building mainly test gear in the early days from electronics.
Back in the late 1980's we had a contract to wire the first Travel Inn that Whitbread built, this required a disabled alarm system which started off as a mains operated system and over the years I designed and built an electronic system.
Magazines: Practical Electronics/Everyday Electronics. Still have some copies back to 1977.
Steven John Holder sholder*lycosemail.com
Age: 36 [as of 2005] Beginner: No
Experience: 14 years electronic technician engineer. Currently employed as electronics design engineer, Europa Scientific Ltd., Crewe
Interests: Microcontrollers & control instrumentation
Magazine: Elector Electronics
Sam Jewell jewell*btinternet.com
Graham Knott gknott5413*cs.com
Webpage: Electronics for All
Beginner: No
Experience: 40 years in electronics industry and college lecturer
David Lacey david.lacey*virgin.net
Age: 57 [as of 2005]
Experience: 30+ years, valves to ICs. Computing ok with hardware, have 386, 486, p233mmx. Can't write programmes. Familiar with TV and video servicing, especially old V2000 machines
Magazines: Television and Electronics
Richard Lomothey rickylo*swipnet.se
Lives in Sweden
Tom Mullan tom*shacc.demon.co.uk
Age: 47 [as of 2005]
Beginner: No
Computer: 350 P11 self built
Experience: fair amount
Interests: audio projects and PIC's plus a general interest
Qualifications: Elect Installation, Full Technicians (Power), BA Degree
Magazine: EPE, previously ETI
Albert J. Newell albert.n*lineone.net
Age: 83 [as of 2005]
Computer: 386, 486, 686
Experience: A lifetime's absorbtion with all things 'Technical', together with 50 yrs. of technically oriented occupations. I don't have an electronics background but I have, over the years built a number of 'bits and pieces', including some 'Daystrom' stuff, some Maplin items and a couple of computers; [at present I am in the process of building a K2-350 based computer, with a PII in the offing].
Magazine: Maplins 'Electronics' `EPE' and a couple of Computer magazines.
Qualifications: I don't have any formal, directly 'electronics' qualifications but I do have, what I think is possibly equally valid and that is 'enthusiasm'.
George Peter Walters walters*enterprise.net
Age: 67 [as of 2005] Beginner: No
Experience: Limited experience, Taking City & Guilds in Electronics & Computer Systems Course.
Interests: Computer, Radio & TV
Ted Whittaker ae*whittaker75.fsnet.co.uk
Age: 75 [as of 2005] Beginner: No
Computer: Celeron 400.
Experience: Professional Meteorologist. Ballistic and Meteorological Instrumentation. Lots of amateur electronic projects over 40 years.
Interests: Electronics, pretty wide but a bias towards unusual transducers. Have spent a lot of time working on Vibrating Wire, force to frequency transducers.
Qualifications: You must be joking ! How about Matric. 1945.
Magazine: EPE
Phill Ritchie phillip.j.ritchie*lineone.net
Thomas Samuel Christopher Samuel-Mauryce tsc.samuel-mauryce*talk21.com
Age: 47 [as of 2005]
Beginner: Still Amateur in Electronics and the other fields
Computer: Word and Text Processing to OCR Level 1, Part 1 Word processing to be Achieved, Part 2 Access Data Basing Achieved, Part 3 Excel Spread Sheets Achieved, Part 4 Microsoft Publisher to be Achieved, Part 5 Microsoft Graphics to be Achieved, Part 6 Microsoft Business Skills to be Achieved, Access To the Internet, To be completed by the end of 2002.
Experience: Radio DXing, Disco Light Controllers up to 8 ways, Train control by computer, general electronic circuits
Interests: Gardening e.g. Cactus, Chess, Darts,Fishing, Swimming, Music, Travel, Tapestry Making, Snooker, Pool, Wine & Beer Making, Gemmology i.e. The art of cutting and polishing of gemstones, Jewellery making and Metalolagy
Magazine: Elektor Electronics, EPE/ETI, PCW, Computer Active

Other Old Members without E-mail Addresses
B.S.Arnold
Interests: Photography, Woodwork, DIY
C.Bibby
Interests: Miniature Construction
W.J.Black
Computers: Acorn
Experience: Radio Timekeeping
Interests: Canoeing, CB, Marine Band
Qualifications: RTEB Radio & TV Servicing Certificates
P.G.Boud
Experience: Transducers & Instrumentation
Interests: Tropical Fish (Fresh Water & Marine)
L.Burns
Experience: Experimental Projects
R.Chapman
Computers: BBC Model B
Built: Enlarger Timer
Interests: DIY, Playing Keyboards
Qualifications: A Level Electronic Systems C&G Information Technology
J.D.Clarke
Computer: Atari
Interests: Model Rockets, Guns, Designing
Built: Loudspeakers & Studio Set Up
D.E.Coleman
Interests: Gardening, Woodwork, Model Making
L.Creer
Experience: Worked with Music IC's (Everyday Electronics OCT. 89)
R.E.Dakin
Computers: Spectrum 48K + Disc Drive
W.E.Darby
Experience: Repairers to the Trade, Radio & Audio
P.J.Elson
Computers: Amstrad 6128
Experience: Robotics/Control
Qualifications: BSC Mechanical Engineering
M.Evans
Built: Mains Flash & Slave Flash
Interests: Photography, Metal Machining
Richard Evans
Computers: Spectrum
Interests: Model Railways, Meccano
A.C.Exley
Built: Remote Control Garage Doors & Gate
Interests: Music, Finance
Qualifications: Arts Degrees
B.Fogarty
Qualifications: ONC Electrical ENG, C&G Electronics Servicing
D.Green
Computers: ZX81
Built: Photo Flash Repeaters & Temperature Controlled Development Bath
Interests: Photography, Wine Making
P.Greenhouse
Interests: Reading, Member of many Literary & Music Societies
W.J.Hall
Computers: BBC B
Interests: Satellite TV Systems, VHF Bugs
C.B.Hill
Interests: Caravaning, Metalworking, Woodworking, Wine Making, Wood Turning
P.C.Hallson
Computers: Acorn Electron
Experience: Designed Photo Colour Meter
Built: Binary Randomising Devices
Interests: Psychical Research, DIY
Qualifications: BSc & PHD Chemistry Photography
F.Hampson
Qualifications: CH. ENG. (MECH)
D.Hardingham
Computers: BBC Model B + many add-ons
Interests: Chess, Photography, Minis
Qualifications: BSc Computer Science
L.E.Healey
Built: Several Photographic Add Ons
Interests: Woodwork, Photography, Gardening
B.B.Hinton
Interests: Music, Aviation
M.Hooper
Built: Percussion Synthesiser
Interests: Music
Qualifications: BTEC Electronics
J.Hull
Interests: Coin Collecting
C.K.Jones, Retired
Computers: Spectrum +2
W.Jonsen
Computers: Spectrum, Apricot, Olivetti
Interests: Photography
N.J.Langton
Built: Guitar Effects Unit
F.J.Lemont
Computers: Amstrad PCW
Qualifications: Full Time Teacher of Analogue & Digital Electronics, C&G Technological Certificate in Music
J.G.Margetts
Computers: IBM PC
Built: Nascom (Z80)
Interests: Woodwork, Wine Making, Gardening
Qualifications: HND
V.Martin
Computers: Commodore 64, Disc Drive, Printer
Interests: Photography (EX Pro), Criminology
Mr. L.Maskey
Experience: 1 & 3 Phase Motor Control
Interests: Philosophy, Theology, 3rd World Issues
Qualifications: HND Electronics
J.Mather
Interests: Mechanical Engineering, Welding, Shooting, Watch & Clock Repairs, Hydraulics, Motors, Car Maintenance, Walking
J. McDonnell
Computers: Amstrad PC 3386
B.C.Meek
Computers: IBM Portable
Experience: Photographic Timers, Densiometers
Interests: Boating, Aircraft, Model Engineering Human & Electrical Powered Vehicles
Qualifications: Civil & Mechanical Engineer
J.Michalski
Computers: Interested in PC & Atchimedes
Qualifications: BSc Physics & Maths
S.G.Mitchell
Computers: Commodore PC 10-3, ICB Jesan 950
Qualifications: HND Electrical & Electronic Engineering
T.Mulcahy
Computers: Apricot, BBC B, Sharp MZ80K, Sinclair Spectrum, ZX81
Qualifications: C&G, ONC
A.J.Newell
Computers: Sinclair QL
Experience: Sanyo MBC 775
Interests: Bibliophile
G.H.Pope
Built: Poper Microphone, Electronic Ignition & Car Alarms
M.Rhodes
Computers: PC, Spectrum, CB64, Dragon, VIC20 Etc.
Interests: Cycling
Qualifications: Electronics & Telecom at Open University
R.Roberts
Interests: Painting, Computing
T.Ryan
Built: Caravan Wind Charger
F.C.Shead
Experience: Electronic Organs
Interests: Music, Gardening
D.Simmons
Interests: Photography
Qualifications: C&G Telephony
K.Simpson
Computers: Amstrad PCW 8256
Experience: Medical Electronics, Ventilation Monitoring & Control
Qualifications: Medical/Veterinary Physiology
George Smith
Computers: BBC B
Interests: Home Brewing/Wine Making
H.Smith
Interests: Metalwork, Woodwork, Gadgets
W.A.Smith
Interests: Coastal Sailing, Caravaning
Qualifications: EX RADAR Mechanic
P.J.Strong
Qualifications: Teacher of Electronics (C&G), Mechanical Engineer
R.Taylor
Computers: Commodore 64
Interests: Woodwork
Rex Taylor
Qualifications: OND National College of Technology Course
D.N.Teague
Computers: Amstrad CPC464
Interests: Chess, Music (Classical), Computing
Qualifications: Maths Degree
R.G.Ticehurst
Built: Guitar Sound Effects Unit, Echo Unit
Interests: Water Gardens
Henry A.Tolmia
Computers: Amstrad PCW 8512
Experience: Remote Control Devices for Disabled
Interests: Sailing
Qualifications: HNC Mechanical Engineering
H.E.Torrance
Interests: Guitar, Astronomy
S.Tucker
Computers: ZX Spectrum
Built and Serviced: Mobile Disco Built
D.J.Vere
Computers: Lynx 48K
Experience: Astra BSB and Satellite DXing
Qualifications: C&G IN Microcomputers & Electronics, Sony TV Certified
John Walsh
Computers: BBC Electron
P.Williams
Experience: Manufacturer of static & moving Lights & Effects
M.White
Computers: Archimedes Acord A3000, Spectrum ZX81, BBC Master 128
Qualifications: GCSE Digital Electronics
A.G.Wingrove
Computers: Memotech, Acorn, Archimedes
Built: Darkroom Timer
Interests: Wine Making
Qualifications: Assists with School GCSE Projects, M.I.E.E.
B.J.Wright
Interests: Gardening, DIY, Preparing for Morse Test

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