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 (10 wpm Morse)
  • 1972: Canadian Advanced Amateur Radio Operator’s Certificate (15 wpm Morse)
  • 2005: New Zealand General Amateur Operator’s Certificate

My main interests are radio telegraphy (Morse code) and single sideband (voice) using vintage equipment on the shortwave bands.

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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 more than 40 years ago.

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