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About Me

Biography of Paul Stimpson I am a Satellite and Broadcast Communications Engineer specializing in:

  • Satellite system design and installation
  • Avid Media Composer video editing systems (Avid Certified Support Representative - ACSR)
  • Digital Video Broadcasting
  • Video and audio baseband systems
  • Data communications and networking
  • Front line hardware and software support of Linux and
    • Terrestrial microwave systems (conventional and digital PDH)
    • Two-way radio systems
    I can be contacted at:

    Paul's Computer Collection

    Paul currently owns:
    • Self-built AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.4GHz tower (Supermicro 760 case, 512MB, SuSe 9.1)
    • Acer Travelmate 4100WLMi laptop (1.5 P-M, 1.5GB, 80GB, Ubuntu 7.04/XPH dual boot) [Ubuntu]
    • Fujitsu Siemens Amilo-D 8830 laptop (3.06 P4DT, 1GB, 60GB, Mandrake 10.1/XPH dual boot) *Broken*
    • Two Intel Celeron 500 1U rackmount boxes with 256MB (max) each to be deployed as mail/web/file/fax servers.
    And for historical interest:
    • Tandy TRS80 Model III (48k, floppy) (Yes! :o) )
    • Tandy TRS80 Model III (32k, cassette) - Available if somebody would like to give it a good home.
    • Two Apple IIe europlus (5 1/4" floppy)

    Paul's Hobbies

    I enjoy:
    • Bringing up my children (when I'm actually in the country!)
    • Linux
    • Amateur radio (I hold a full UK licence with callsign G7HGT) [RSGB] [Get Started]
    • Motorcycling
    • Creating chaos in an organised household
    • Driving his partner up and over the wall!! (can you tell someone else has added this bit? ;o))
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