About Me

Neil Sanderson ZL1NZ VE3NGS at the Hammond Museum of Radio
Operating from the Hammond Museum of Radio in Guelph, Ontario in 2011

I have been a licensed amateur radio (“ham”) operator since I was a teenager:

  • 1970: Canadian Amateur Radio Operator’s Certificate
  • 1972: Canadian Advanced Amateur Radio Operator’s Certificate
  • 2005: New Zealand General Amateur Operator’s Certificate

My main interest is radiotelegraphy (Morse code) using vintage equipment on the shortwave bands.


In appreciation

Many newcomers to ham radio are assisted into the hobby by experienced operators referred to as “Elmers”. My Elmer was Nels Gradeen VE3GKL (deceased), who generously gave me his time, advice and encouragement 50 years ago.

Other interests

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