Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First Mendip based in Wells, Somerset. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with Harvey the dog and Boots the cat. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and I hold the call sign G4KVI. I am the repeater keeper for GB3UB and MB7UB. I have a fascination for the weather and all things to do with nature and science. I am a biker and currently ride a Honda CBfF600. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at St. Nicolas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

2 Aug 2017

New Wine 2017

So, here I am sitting at pink gate watching the weather sweeping across my view of Glastonbury Tor. This year has been good so far even with the weather situation. Last week I was beginning to wonder what the Lord had in store as I had not had any 'God' moments. This week was a bit different. I found I have a sense of complete peace, and a feeling that despite any concerns I have the Lord will provide. This is rather strange  as my concerns have not gone away.  Another theme that keeps recurring is about crossroads and that life is a series of jigsaw pieces that you fit together as you go through life's ups and downs. The weather now seems to have cleared so the next few days will not be spent sheltering from the rain.

10 Jun 2017

New aerial

Been after a quad band aerial to compliment my Yaesu FT-8900 for some time but been unable to find one. However, happened to be flicking through the adds in PW and came across the MEQBC 10/6/2/70 aerial. This had good reviews and as it it my Birthday this week my Wife purchased on for me. I purchased this from Mirfield Electronics. It arrived well packed and like a school boy I could not wait. It was easy to assemble with only three long radials. It is only just longer than my W-30 so it is up above the shack. First results are very good with good swr over all bands. Only slight problem is rf pick up from some computer equipment. Hopefully this will reduce when, given some better weather will be mounted slightly higher. 


14 Apr 2017

Stations of the Cross

Just back from 'Stations of the Cross' at St Peter and St Paul in Kilmersdon (where Jack and Jill went up the hill) This is the  story, in picture and prayer about the Crucifixion of Jesusvery thought provoking and even after all this time did put things in a different light. You can read more about this in the Bible book in the Gospel of  Matthew.  

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