Tony Kent G8PBH RSGB ESC Chair

| July 19, 2017

Appointment of Prof. Anthony (Tony) Kent, G8PBH to Chair of the Examinations Standards Committee

Tony obtained his callsign, G8PBH, in 1978 and has been active on the bands continuously since. His interests in that time have included home construction, mobile and portable operation and, most recently, DX chasing. His favourite band is 6 m and, in particular, the sporadic-E mode of propagation on that band. He uses mostly SSB and data modes.

His early interest in amateur radio acted as a launching pad to a scientific career: He obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of London and in 1984 took up a lectureship in physics at the University of Nottingham. He was promoted to Professor of Physics in 2006. His research is in terahertz technology and he is currently working on acoustoelectric devices for THz communications and spectroscopy applications. Tony is currently the chair of the physics Examinations Group at Nottingham and has acted as external examiner at a number of Russell group universities. Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

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