Porthcurno – sun, sand, theatre and communications

Back in 1982 I arrived in Porthcurno, Cornwall, fresh out of college and wet behind the ears. The attraction of Porthcurno? Apart from the fantastic beach, gorgeous blue water and weather, it was a remote Cable & Wireless out-station were people from all around the world came to learn about all sorts of communication equipment. […]

Vintage Racal RA17 sold

I trained as a Radio Officer with Cable & Wireless in the early eighties and worked on the venerable, and much loved, Racal RA17 HF receiver. It’s a big beast, extremely well made, stable and very easy to use – ask anyone who’s had one, they’re great. I obtained my RA17 back in the early […]