I'm Andy Watts and this is my personal website that includes a little about my hobbies and interests. I live in the Cathedral City of Salisbury in Wiltshire although I'm originally from Hedge End nr Southampton.
My hobbies and Interests
My hobbies and interests include computers and amateur radio. I bought my first home computer back in the early 90s and it was a Goldstar 286 with MSDOS and Windows 3.0. Computers have change considerably since the early 90s so just imagine how far they will advance in the next 25 years or so. My interest in computers continued and I how run a small business which is:
Salisbury computer repairs
I run Salisbury computer repairs from home and have been in business for around 9 years. Although I face competition from the various computer shops in Salisbury along with PC World, I seem to do OK and have a fair few customers in the area.
Amateur Radio : G7MJV
My other big interest is amateur radio and I've been licensed as G7MJV since the early 90s. I attended an evening classes at Southampton technical college (St. Marys Street) and passed the necessary City And Guilds exams. I then applied to Ofcom for a amateur radio license and they awarded me G7MJV..
At the time a 'G7' was classed as a 'B' license and only allowed access to VHF frequencies and above. To hold an 'A' class license, that would allow me to transmit on lower shortwave frequencies (HF), I would have needed to learn Morse code and be proficient at 12 words per minute (WPM). This requirement has since been dropped and the whole amateur radion licensing system has changed.
My Wife : Christine Watts
Christine and I married at The Church Of St. Thomas back in 2007. We were married by the Reverend David Linaker and the service took place in the Lady Chapel.
Christine and I had a great life in Salisbury with some very happy times. We took on a rescue greyhound called Jewel who passed away in Feb 2015. Since jewel passed, we've taken on another ex racing greyhound called Suzie.
We both worked from home where Christine was an accountant and I carried out my computer repairs. We both fell in love with North Devon and took regular short holidays there with our greyhound.
Sadly my wife died in Southampton General Hospital on May 4th 2016 after a short but severe illness.