BBC Alexandra Palace and BBC TelevisionCentre.

- Gained experience as Video Switcher, Sound Control and Vision Engineer on live news, current affairs, magazine programmes and light entertainment. - As an engineer in analogue techniques, I developed solutions for a flawed intercom system, a telephone hybrid (including a portable version) and a stabilizer for a blue screen (also known as chromakey) light box.

ABC London Bureau; Supervisory Engineer.

Live news transmissions to the USA.

ISG Video International Promotions, Cascais, Portugal.

Initially as Technical Director, I set up the edit suite with 1 inch C-format, Betacam, and U-matic VTRs and a Grass Valley 100 video switcher. Went on to become videotape editor, cameraman, engineer and telecine operator.

Eurologistix Audio Visual hire company, Vilamoura, Portugal.

Technical adviser for rental of audio equipment, projection systems and lighting systems to 5-star hotels in the Algarve.

Other projects

During the above, I developed many other electronic projects in the analogue field, including lighting controllers, telephone hybrids (including an adapter for a Polycom Starphone), a vacuum tube tester and high voltage power unit (also appearing as magazine articles), audio amplifiers (solid state and valve types), various adapters for audio mixers, a tri-colour traffic light, a 10-way source selector and audio distribution system for home hi-fi, an infra-red extender for remote commanders, a CAT5 cable tester, a projector lens shutter, a simple firework trigger, a countdown timer with 45mm LEDs and a lightweight adapter for camera or phone battery charging from a motorcycle battery.

I am an experienced printed circuit board designer. As a regular observer of Powerpoint presentations, I developed the ability to spot grammatical and spelling errors at lightning speed