Welcome to the G8PUO Repository

As a licensed Radio Amateur (G8PUO) for over 35 years, the practical experience in Radio Frequency (RF transmitters, receivers and aerials), Electronics (analogue, digital and logic), and Software (PIC Micro's and Computers), has proved invaluable in everyday solutions and support over the years.

Starting with a humble Crystal Set in the early 70s, moving on to a WW2 Wireless '19' Set and Aircraft BC348 to name just a couple, then later a range of PYE radiotelephones (such as Ranger, Cambridge, Vanguard, Westminster and Europa), through to many home brew 'birds-nests' including Top Band, 2 Metre and 70cm transmitters, receivers, transceivers, convertors, repeaters and talk-through's. Licenced late 70's the rest is pure history and forged my career!

For this reason, although I did not realise at the time, I believe that Amateur Radio, in its many guises, provided me the solid grounding back in the 70's which help shape by lifelong personal and professional interests. Although over the recent years, more bias is on software, database and network based communications, however my roots continues to be an important element of my business portfolio.

Whilst working with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), since 2002, I have also seen the steady support and growth of Echolink from its inception that same year. Little did Jonathan Taylor K1RFD probably realise at the time, just how much of an impact to Amateur Radio his software would have, and continues to have a decade on. Similar technology, which most of us now take for granted, is in worldwide use every day such as Skype, Voice Messenger, Phone Systems etc.

More recent interests also include Radio Controlled Helicopter flying which has highlighted how much technology has evolved with the advances of 2.4 GHz RC equipment and the various RC micro-computers which can also be seen in some models. Electronics has really moved on in an immeasurable amount since my early years and the humble 'cats whisker'.

Please feel free to explore my website and should you have any feedback, thoughts or contributions, then you're welcome to drop me an email.

73's Dave Williams, G8PUO


Tue 22nd Jul, 2014
(c) Dave Williams G8PUO
(c) Dave Williams G8PUO
(c) Dave Williams G8PUO
(c) Dave Williams G8PUO
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