Hello, I'm Neil Whiteside, G4HUN.

Welcome to my website.

I started out as a Short Wave Listener in 1974, and was first licensed in February 1977 as G8MXF. You can view the December 1976 RAE that I sat elsewhere on this site.

I passed my 12wpm Morse test at the Coastal Station in Mablethorpe, Lincs, in December 1978 and received my class A call - G4HUN - on January 5th 1979.

In the early days I was mainly active on 2m FM & SSB. I then went off air from 1988 to 2002, when my interest was rekindled. Although I'm often listening on HF and VHF/UHF from home, a lot of my activity is on VHF & UHF from the car, usually on the daily commute.

I have served as RSGB Deputy Regional Manager for Cambridgeshire, and as RSGB Regional Manager for Region 12 (East Anglia). I am a member of The Radio Amateur Emergency Network (Raynet). I'm also a member of the ARRL, and a committee member of the Cambridgeshire Repeater Group. I am a founder member of the Camb-Hams, an honorary member of Peterborough & District Amateur Radio Club, and was for many years a member of the Shefford & District ARS.

In October 2011 I passed the ARRL Technician and General exams, and I now hold the callsign W6HUN. In April 2013 I upgraded to Extra Class. To find out more about the history of this call go to the W6HUN page. I am also an ARRL Volunteer Exam Co-ordinator.

I also hold the Barbados callsign 8P9BL.

The home QTH is in Norwich. My QTH Locator is JO02pp; WAB Square is TG20, and WAB Book Number is 2333.

If we've worked - thanks for the QSO: if not, I hope we'll work sometime.

Vy 73,


Many of the pictures used throughout this site come from unknown original sources, so I can only thank everyone in general for the use of their images. In particular, thanks to RigPix and SM0OFV for many of the images that I have used in the Rigs section. This site is not for profit, so I hope that no-one who originated these images minds. If I have used one of your pictures and you object to its use, please get in touch and your work will either be removed or acknowledged in full.