GM4KGK

Mostly Amateur Radio

(and a bit of travel)

Welcome to the GM4KGK pages. Updated Oct 2016.

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GM4KGK - My Amateur Radio Call Sign

My name is Norman Munro (usually known as Norrie) and I was born in 1942 in Stornoway on the Island of Lewis. I was educated (?) at Sandwick Primary and the Nicolson Institute - after leaving school I joined the UK Meteorological Office and was employed by them for 42 years. More than 30 years of my working life was spent in England, initially as a Radar Engineer and latterly as Operations Manager in charge of their Engineering Services department. My wife and I came back to Lewis when I retired in 2002 and now live in the village of Lower Bayble about 5 miles East of Stornoway. 

Besides amateur radio my other passion is the game of golf. Weather and other activities permitting I can be found on Stornoway Golf Course several times a week throughout the year.

Email me: norman@gm4kgk(dot)co(dot)uk  Replace (dot) with a full stop.

Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio has been a life-time hobby and holds as much fascination today as it did when I became interested almost 60 years ago. I have been licensed since 1979 and my main interests are CW (Morse Code) and Data modes. A click on the Drake receiver to the left will take you to some pages related to the hobby.

Travel

For many years my wife and I have been interested in travel around Europe and UK. Our early forays across the English Channel involved nothing more sophisticated than a small ridge tent and some very basic equipment. Over the years we have progressed by stages through a trailer tent, a caravan and currently a motor home.

Island of Lewis

The Island of Lewis is the largest island in the British Isles. The population is about 20,000 and the main town of Stornoway has about 8,000 inhabitants. Accessibility is good with frequent connections to the mainland by sea and air. Living here has advantages (peaceful, lack of crime, lovely coastal scenery) and a few disadvantages (climate, transport costs), but on balance it's a very good place to live. When I retired I never gave any thought to spending the rest of my days anywhere else.