Tim, G3KEU, was a very active and well-known UK microwaver of many years experience. There are few UK 10GHz operators who haven't had a contact with him from his favourite portable location at Walbury Hill (IO91GI). He operated from there during most of the Summer microwave contests, in tandem with his friend of many years Roy, G3FYX.
The photo above shows Tim at his home in Swindon, Wiltshire. The
large dish was not used for amateur purposes as it is part of one of Tim's
other hobbies, satellite TV reception. The photograph below shows the more
modest offset-fed dish used on 10GHz. Also visible are the 144MHz and 1296MHz
yagis. His 10GHz station ran 10 watts output to the 60cm dish. Tim also
had equipment for 1.3GHz and 5.7GHz and was seriously considering 24GHz
before he become terminally ill with cancer at the end of 2001.
On occasions you might have heard him signing as F/G3KEU for he has a son who lives in Northern France, not far from Eric F1GHB (whose photo appears elsewhere on this website).
Tim could be found on 80 metres (3625kHz) every morning, except Sunday, in the UK Microwave Net. This usually starts around 0815 UK local time and finishes around 0930. All microwavers are welcome to take part, regardless of their country.
All UK and UK Microwavers now mourn the loss of a great operator and true friend, Tim Leighfield, G3KEU.
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