Fraser Sheperd


SAM JEWELL
 

Folks,
we all know the Fraser Sheperd award given by the UKuG for amateur microwave work, but does anyone have any background information on who Fraser Shepard was and what his contribution to amateur microwave radio was about? It would be nice to have that info. RSGB seems unable to help with any real info.
It would be a shame for our many amateur radio OM personalities to slip away as just 'names'.

73 de Sam, RSGB Radcom 'GHz Band' columnist.




From: Ralph Bird
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Sent: Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 15:09:10
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Contacting ON4KST



Hello Noel
 
Last correct email address that I know of is:-
 
 
73
Ralph
G4ALY
 

----- Original Message -----
From: g8gtz
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 2:17 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Contacting ON4KST

 

Hi

Does anyone know how to get hold of the admin for KST - the email address on the home page did not get a response, probably due to spamming.

We're looking to see if it would be possible to have a seperate chat room for ATV / DATV as there is renewed activity in 70cms DX working and reliable T/B would be useful without getting drowned out by the normal microwave traffic on KST during contests and busy times.

If possible we'd like to get it up and running in time for the ATV activity on August 22nd (same day as next 10GHz cumulative).

Noel G8GTZ




Ian White
 

SAM JEWELL wrote:

Folks,
we all know the Fraser Sheperd award given by the UKuG for amateur microwave work, but does anyone have any background information on who Fraser Shepard was and what his contribution to amateur microwave radio was about? It would be nice to have that info. RSGB seems unable to help with any real info.
It would be a shame for our many amateur radio OM personalities to slip away as just 'names'.

73 de Sam, RSGB Radcom 'GHz Band' columnist.

Google for Fraser Shepherd (note spelling) GM3EGW - he's even on YouTube!

More details at <www.kars.org.uk/drc_history_.PDF>





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73 from Ian GM3SEK
http://www.ifwtech.co.uk/g3sek


Dave <davecossar@...>
 

Sam,

I think he was a GM,

GM3OXO will know

Dave GM3WIL

 


From: ukmicrowaves@... [mailto:ukmicrowaves@...] On Behalf Of SAM JEWELL
Sent: 10 August 2010 14:19
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Fraser Sheperd

 

 

Folks,
we all know the Fraser Sheperd award given by the UKuG for amateur microwave work, but does anyone have any background information on who Fraser Shepard was and what his contribution to amateur microwave radio was about? It would be nice to have that info. RSGB seems unable to help with any real info.
It would be a shame for our many amateur radio OM personalities to slip away as just 'names'.

73 de Sam, RSGB Radcom 'GHz Band' columnist.

 


From: Ralph Bird et.com>
To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 15:09:10
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Contacting ON4KST


Hello Noel

 

Last correct email address that I know of is:-

 

 

73

Ralph

G4ALY

 

----- Original Message -----

From: g8gtz

Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 2:17 PM

Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Contacting ON4KST

 

 

Hi

Does anyone know how to get hold of the admin for KST - the email address on the home page did not get a response, probably due to spamming.

We're looking to see if it would be possible to have a seperate chat room for ATV / DATV as there is renewed activity in 70cms DX working and reliable T/B would be useful without getting drowned out by the normal microwave traffic on KST during contests and busy times.

If possible we'd like to get it up and running in time for the ATV activity on August 22nd (same day as next 10GHz cumulative).

Noel G8GTZ

 


SAM JEWELL
 

Thanks Ian,
Now we all know who he was!
One of the true EME pioneers.
I have to admit that apart from his callsign, I knew nothing more of him.
A most fitting trophy for Joe Taylor at the up-coming EME Conference.
73 de Sam, G4DDK

On 10 Aug 2010, at 16:30, Ian White GM3SEK <gm3sek@ifwtech.co.uk> wrote:

SAM JEWELL wrote:

Folks,
we all know the Fraser Sheperd award given by the UKuG for amateur
microwave work, but does anyone have any background information on who
Fraser Shepard was and what his contribution to amateur microwave radio
was about? It would be nice to have that info. RSGB seems unable to
help with any real info.
It would be a shame for our many amateur radio OM personalities to slip
away as just 'names'.

73 de Sam, RSGB Radcom 'GHz Band' columnist.

Google for Fraser Shepherd (note spelling) GM3EGW - he's even on
YouTube!

More details at <www.kars.org.uk/drc_history_.PDF>





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73 from Ian GM3SEK
http://www.ifwtech.co.uk/g3sek


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SAM JEWELL
 

Yep, looks like you are right.
73 de Sam



On 10 Aug 2010, at 17:37, "Dave" <davecossar@...> wrote:

Sam,

I think he was a GM,

GM3OXO will know

Dave GM3WIL

 


From: ukmicrowaves@... [mailto:ukmicrowaves@...] On Behalf Of SAM JEWELL
Sent: 10 August 2010 14:19
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Fraser Sheperd

 

 

Folks,
we all know the Fraser Sheperd award given by the UKuG for amateur microwave work, but does anyone have any background information on who Fraser Shepard was and what his contribution to amateur microwave radio was about? It would be nice to have that info. RSGB seems unable to help with any real info.
It would be a shame for our many amateur radio OM personalities to slip away as just 'names'.

73 de Sam, RSGB Radcom 'GHz Band' columnist.

 


From: Ralph Bird et.com>
To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 15:09:10
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Contacting ON4KST


Hello Noel

 

Last correct email address that I know of is:-

 

 

73

Ralph

G4ALY

 

----- Original Message -----

From: g8gtz

Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 2:17 PM

Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Contacting ON4KST

 

 

Hi

Does anyone know how to get hold of the admin for KST - the email address on the home page did not get a response, probably due to spamming.

We're looking to see if it would be possible to have a seperate chat room for ATV / DATV as there is renewed activity in 70cms DX working and reliable T/B would be useful without getting drowned out by the normal microwave traffic on KST during contests and busy times.

If possible we'd like to get it up and running in time for the ATV activity on August 22nd (same day as next 10GHz cumulative).

Noel G8GTZ

 


Ian White
 

Sam wrote:
Now we all know who he was!
One of the true EME pioneers.
I have to admit that apart from his callsign, I knew nothing more of him. A most fitting trophy for Joe Taylor at the up-coming EME Conference.
Yes indeed

But look who's on the opening frame of the YouTube video from 1965 - a very young G3LTF! Peter is clearly yer man to ask about Fraser Shepherd.


--

73 from Ian GM3SEK
http://www.ifwtech.co.uk/g3sek


dave powis <g4hup@...>
 

Thanks to all for the responses to Sam's request - I have adequate detail now for the presentation on Saturday.

Best 73,
Dave



From: Ian White GM3SEK
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Sent: Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 14:01:31
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Fraser Sheperd

 

Sam wrote:
>Now we all know who he was!
>One of the true EME pioneers.
>I have to admit that apart from his callsign, I knew nothing more of
>him. A most fitting trophy for Joe Taylor at the up-coming EME
>Conference.

Yes indeed

But look who's on the opening frame of the YouTube video from 1965 - a
very young G3LTF! Peter is clearly yer man to ask about Fraser Shepherd.

--

73 from Ian GM3SEK
http://www.ifwtech.co.uk/g3sek


Peter Day <microwaves@...>
 

Thanks Ian..

Really interesting pdf file at that URL. I remember by the callsign now and I maybe worked him on 2m AM or CW in the early 60s. Must dig out the old paper logbooks:-)

Peter G3PHO


Ian White GM3SEK wrote:

Google for Fraser Shepherd (note spelling) GM3EGW - he's even on YouTube!
More details at <www.kars.org.uk/drc_history_.PDF>


Brian Flynn GM8BJF
 

I remember Fraser Shepard well. When I was at school here in Edinburgh there was a Radio Club in the school and he used to visit us regularly as he was an FP of the school. He lived in Dunfermline in Fife and owned a hotel. He and Harry Mackie GM3FYB also from Dunfermline built up a moonbounce setup on 70cm in the mid 1960s to do tests with a station at the Arecibo Dish in Puerto Rico. If I recall correctly they did not actually make a QSO but got a QRZ back from Aricibo. There was a picture of Harry Mackie beside the dish on the front of a copy of the RSGB Bulletin from about 1966 if anyone still has them!

He was quite a flamboyant character and was a very keen VHF operator,
mainly on 2m if I recall.

He died suddenly about 1970 of a heart attack and must have been relatively young. I dont know the origins of the award but it was set up after he died to commomorate his his name and contribution to VHF.

I am still in touch with people from the old school rqadio club who are still active and may have a better recollection of him.

73s

Brian, GM8BJF

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, dave powis <g4hup@...> wrote:

Thanks to all for the responses to Sam's request - I have adequate detail now
for the presentation on Saturday.

Best 73,
Dave





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From: Ian White GM3SEK <gm3sek@...>
To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 14:01:31
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Fraser Sheperd


Sam wrote:
Now we all know who he was!
One of the true EME pioneers.
I have to admit that apart from his callsign, I knew nothing more of
him. A most fitting trophy for Joe Taylor at the up-coming EME
Conference.
Yes indeed

But look who's on the opening frame of the YouTube video from 1965 - a
very young G3LTF! Peter is clearly yer man to ask about Fraser Shepherd.

--

73 from Ian GM3SEK
http://www.ifwtech.co.uk/g3sek