John Jacobs has been a traveller since the age of eight years. After dropping out of university he spent two and a half years backpacking around the world, working in an iron ore mine in Australia and a farm in Manitoba. Returning to England he gained a qualification as an electronic engineer.
Often travelling to places in the throes of disaster or conflict to assist UN and aid organisations with their communications. He has been to more than 85 countries; always interested in people and with an eye for the humorous and bizarre.
In this book, he recounts having been shot at in Zaire, enjoying generous hospitality in Kazakhstan, being propositioned in Liberia, working with Kosova Albanians after the attempted Serb ‘ethnic cleansing’, nearly freezing to death in Israel and visiting Libya during the Arab Spring.
He is a subject matter expert in High Frequency radio communications and has written a technical handbook on the subject.
Travels with High Frequency
Travels with High Frequency is a travelogue memoir of the people and places John Jacobs has visited while working as a radio engineer. All the stories are true and many are associated with geopolitical events or natural disasters where the UN and international aid agencies have used HF (short wave)...