Duration / Position:

I was employed by Electro Design cc from 1 March 1994 until 30 November 1994 as a Design Electronic Engineer.



The Employer:

Electro Design cc was established in the early 1990’s by Ingo Lösch and operated from a 2 bedroom granny flat on top of the double garage of Ingo’s residence in Faerie Glen, Pretoria. During my short employment, the enterprise was in a growth phase and has apparently relocated to more suitable premises when the number of employees grew, after I have left.


The latest status of the enterprise is that it was wound up after Ingo decided to relocate to Australia.



Main Activities:

I did research, design, development and prototyping of custom electronic sub-systems, mainly in the Radio- and Microwave Frequency ranges. I mainly dealt with the following elements in various shapes and sizes:


  • Antennas
  • Feeders
  • Filters
  • Amplifiers
  • Oscillators




When I joined Electro Design cc, the existing computer hardware was based on Intel ‘286 with ‘287 co-processors, which executed the CAD applications quite slow (I fell asleep during screen refreshes!). I have therefore successfully convinced Ingo, the owner of Electro Design, to upgrade his computer hardware to accommodate upcoming Microsoft Windows applications (and speed up the screen refreshes when working with CAD!). I personally managed the upgrade project and application transfer.


I introduced a graphic computer aided design tool for capturing schematic diagrams of electronic circuits that Electro Design has designed and manufactured.



Reason for leaving:

I resigned because I was offered a more appealing job opportunity with the City Council of Pretoria.