Showing posts from June, 2012

Something For The Weekend

This was sent to me via facebook. I am unsure who created it, but it sure did make me smile!  I thought I would share it with you all. 73

CobWebb 5 Band HF Antenna - Resurrected

The past week has been a very enjoyable holiday break away from work with lots of quality family time. As mentioned earlier in the week we have been enjoying ourselves up on the moor tops at the holiday home where I get to play with my other radio equipment whilst soaking in some r & r. During the middle of the week we headed off to the coast where my little girl got to take her first paddle in the Sea. As well as playing with my daughter and YL, I got some spare time to resurrect my old CobWebb HF antenna. On Thursday afternoon I managed to install it at the bottom of our garden without getting too much ear ache from Louise (YL). The last time I tried using this antenna was back in 2005 when I was told to take it down, I have had it in storage ever since and have been itching to try it out again.  I decided to use this CobWebb antenna with my FT-847 radio as my FT-1000 is already hooked up to my Carolina Windom and Hustler 6BTV. The plan is to play around and compare

Baildon Moor Beacon

 We decided to head up to the moor top shack over the weekend so we could enjoy the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The moor top celebrations started off in fine fashion with a great party followed by the lighting of Baildon's jubilee beacon as seen in the picture. Our beacon's location provided a good view of our nearest neighbouring beacon pictured below. We could also make out see some more distant beacons in the distance. Well that's it for now just a quickie,  I am off work all week and plan to be active somewhere on the bands. Lets hope that I get to work some of you along the way. 73!