About Me

Welcome to my website. My name is Dave Baldwin also known to friends and family as simply “Balders”. I am located on the eastern outskirts of the city of Leicester in Leicestershire, England. My Locator is IO92LP. Previously and up until 2017 I lived on the outskirts of London where my Locator was IO91TO

I have from a young age always had an interest in electronics and radio and used to attend jumble sales to get old items of radio kit to fix and return to good use, sometimes I may have even sold these items on. And yes I learnt my lesson as a clueless youngster shocking myself on numerous occasions but learning the reasons why very quickly.

Up the Rose and Crown Thurnby
Me and my head of security-Alfie

My interest in radio operations was sparked (See what I did there?) when I made a visit to the National space centre in Leicester in around 2002 where the now defunct NSC-ARS amateur radio club had a station in place showcasing space communications via the amateur radio satellite system. I was hooked.

Don G0ACK being very patient with three clueless new recruits

I have been a Ham radio operator since gaining my foundation licence in the early months of 2003, my call sign then was M3ESB.

Training took place at the Radio Society of Harrow and my tutor was a lovely chap called Don Lamb G0ACK, from gaining the foundation licence he helped me prepare for the big jump to the full licence that meant taking the City & Guilds exam RAE 7650. I took the final RAE in 2003 prior to the new licence structure being introduced and am proud to say I gained the full licence and callsign M0ESB in October of 2003.

Another job I’m not trained for – Rescuing Swans

I work in the rail transport industry as a Mobile Operations manager, my scope of work is far ranging and I am a jack of all trades and master of none. To cut a long story short I’m paid to keep trains on the tracks and people off them.

Please have a look through my site to find out more about me, my interests, my location, hobbies and ongoing projects. Not everything on here is radio related, there are a lot more people out there who have far more specialist knowledge than me. This website gives you an insight into the man behind the callsign and I hope we can achieve that.

Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to make contact by one of the links supplied throughout the site