History of our club
call sign G2DX
Originally the Amateur Radio call G2DX was held by Ken Alford past
President and founder member of the Farnborough & DRS.
Ken was licensed in 1912 and was Vice
President of the RSGB.
As an early amateur radio pioneer he did much
research and work on thermionic valves. He worked for the Marconi Company
and with G. Marconi. He was mentioned in the Wessex ARS 10th Dec 1976
On the 26th November 1924 he made one of the first amateur radio
contacts between the UK and Australia.
The contact was with amateur radio station 3BQ of Box Hill, Victoria,
Australia on 86 meters.
Here are two QSL cards. G2DX's personal QSL card and a QSL card
returning to G2DX from Australia. These cards come from the
collections of Tony Quest G4UZN and John Heys G3BDQ.
G2DX QSL card
SWL report from Australia in 1925