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27 Feb 2010
Fresh Air Day
Beautiful day here today, and one in which I managed to get outside and get the garden tidied (with one eye on planning for, and erecting a new antenna)? They forecasted showers during the morning deteriorating in the afternoon - I recorded a very pleasant sunny 11C, and when visiting our greenhouse it was a "cool" 23C, prompting thoughts of Qrp/P.Also working in the fresh air helps me to reflect on what I need to do for the weeks ahead, and more importantly achieving that "Balance" between "Radio" and "Home Life", as we all know just how easy it is to become engrossed in Amateur radio and it's assotiated activities - I find working very early in the morning on the radio/computer fits in with my weekdays - weekends are for getting those "other" jobs done - and the late evenings are good for me. Also been weighing up the possibility of erecting another antenna, mainly where to site it. Another thing that I have been preparing for is the introduction of new radio equipment - I am now thinking along the lines of one decent general purpose Tcvr come (Back - up), and a "Main Radio perhaps in the shape of an FT950 or really pushing the boat out for a K3 - still undecided as I need "other" things in the shack as well. The one thing that strikes me is despite all the thought I have been putting into radio since I have been "Back on", is the lack of Qso's - this is something I need to work on, I have been spending far too much time "Playing with and setting up software" - Linux to blame there ! Thankfully the bands ARE showing good signs of improvement, and am most impressed with Pauls (PC4T)'s DX list using 5w - I sometimes think that perhaps it is a disadvantage owning a "G" call ? We press on.
De - G4NKX at 19:44
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