No, this isn’t a front for some obscure group of fashion freaks. In fact the name ‘chav-free-zone’ was my wife’s idea, not mine. I had been maintaining a website elsewhere but had invested in more ‘versatile’ server space but had never got around to coming up with a ‘catchy’ domain name. Then one morning as we were leaving the house, my wife suggested ‘chav free zone’. It stuck! It may sound a bit eclectic but  at the same time the name actually sums up our family, in whose wardrobes you will not find any evidence of all things Chav . . . That is football shirts, white slip-on trainers, Burberry baseball caps, chunky gold chains and over-sized gold hoop ear-rings.
On the other hand, what you will find on this web site are . . .
An on-going history of my radio activities dating back to 1976, a host of QSL-card galleries and the occasional item for sale. Back by popular demand will be my collection of favourite Indian recipes and a few creations of my own.

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How to navigate this website
Initially this website evolved as a sort of blog. When I started refurbishing RA17s it became logical to keep these pages separate. The same later applied to my T1154/R1155 work. Thus, the site was re-organised. With reference to the menu, top left; the options are self explanatory. The Racal pages are all lumped together under one heading, as are the T1154/R1155 pages. I have done my best to ‘date’ every article/piece of work. The ‘About me’ option covers almost everything else and is like-wise dated wherever possible. Thank you for viewing this website. I enjoy reading the feedback that I get.  
Available soon …
For sale … RA117E … SOLD,
                     RA1772 … SOLD,
                     RA3701 … £650,
                    RA3712 … £750
These four Racal receivers will soon be available for sale.
However I am currently in the middle of a shack /  workshop revamp so I have not had the opportunity to put anything up on the website yet. Also, the RA117E still requires refurbishing.

If you are interested in any of the above receivers, please contact me.

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