Peter grew up in rural England.


Education / Employment History

1942-1947 - Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers – Wireless Mechanic (Technician).

1949-1951 – City and Guilds – Radio, Telecommunications and Mathematics

1951-1960 – Mullard Laboratories - Research Engineer – Airborne Radar Transmitter included developing 35 GHz microwave components.

1961-1968 – Mullard Equipment Limited – Program Manager for the Airborne Radar developed at Mullard Labs.

1968-1972 - Mullard Equipment Limited – Product Manager – engineering proposals, and engineering liaison with customers.

1972-1981 – Mullard Equipment Limited – Marketing Manager. From 1978 pursued export opportunities in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

1981-1983 – MEL Defence Systems Ltd – Manager – getting set up for Canadian production of the MEL radars.

1983-1986 – MEL Defence Systems Ltd – Director of Marketing - seeking world markets for the Canadian product of the new 10,000 sq ft plant

1986 – Retired from full-time employment.

1986-1990 Consultant


Amateur Radio History

1930’s – Began as short-wave listener and radio constructor.

1970 – First licensed as G8ECR. Subsequent call signs F0ASV, ZL0AAB and VK6BEC while visiting France, New Zealand and Australia.

1987 – In Canada obtained Advanced certificate and call sign VE3PWJ

1996 – Obtained two-letter call sign VA3PJ


Peter now lives in an antenna-restricted location but has recently purchased a D-STAR mobile radio to keep abreast of the new technology. He wishes more local amateurs were working the upper bands - VHF/UHF and beyond.


In the UK was a member of Worthing ARC, Crawley ARC and Cornish ARC.


Peter is a member of RAC and RSGB as well as WCARC, and served as OARC Vice President (1989-1991) and President (1991-1993).


He is also member of QCWA and Chapter 70. His QCWA “35 Year Licensed” pin was presented to him at the Chapter 70 November 2009 dinner meeting.


Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VA3PJ                                                                                                                                        Updated 2010-11-28