Welcome to G3ZPS Ham Radio
First licensed in 1970 at age 16, I am one one of the youngest UK hams to hold an original 'G3' call sign. These pages include information on my lifetime in this hobby and my retirement passion for restoring valve ham radio equipment (or tubes if you prefer). I have built up a collection of Drake (USA) and the lesser known (outside of the UK) KW Electronics equipment
I started collecting and restoring vintage ham radio equipment in 2002, when it bacame obvious that the equipment may become scarce in the future. My tube equipment collection started with a Drake R4B quickly followed by a Drake T4XB. The Drake collection slowly grew as my enthusiasm to buy waxed and waned. My next target was a UK company close to my heart 'KW Electronics' This collection grew quickly over a few months - and I have been very lucky to pick ups some very good examples.
KW equipment is also a little easier to repair as the layout has a bit more room. Look through these pages to see more of the collection and some of the trials and tribulations of keeping this old kit on the air in the 21st century. I also build QRP tube and solid state radios...and experiment with any electronics that takes my fancy.
Find me on Facebook as ' Steve Shorey' or 'G3ZPS', I have 2 separate pages