About a week or so ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association and give the Terry Russell, G3JFH Memorial Lecture.
This was a particular pleasure for two reasons – I grew up in Cheltenham and CARA was the first amateur radio club that I ever attended. I received a lot of support there as I learned the ropes and made a lot of good friends. It was simply wonderful to see many of them last week – they must be doing something right as they didn’t look any different!
Secondly, I knew Terry Russell, G3JFH pretty well. He was an influential member of the club and indeed he was my first contact on the air! He’d also been a friend of my Dad and they’d done lots of cycling together.
When I was trying to decide what to talk about, I thought it might be nice to ‘Tell Terry’ about the trends and developments in amateur radio since he’d passed away a few years ago. So that was what I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and I hope that people found at least something of interest.