I have been a radio ham since I passed the RAE in England in December 1973: I was 15 years old. My first callsign (in England) was G8INR. I emigrated to the USA in August 1992 and let my G8INR callsign lapse. I took the USA ham radio tests shortly after arriving and have held the following US callsigns in succession: KE6ZBZ, KQ6FR, AD6AY, and finally my current vanity callsign AD6A which I've held for many years now. I am a homebrew microwave and HF QRP fanatic. I owned and ran a QRP kit company called Red Hot Radio for many years until 2003. The Red Hot Radio archives (schematics, layouts, manuals, etc.) are still available on this website for posperity's sake.