Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First in Bath. 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. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at Welton Baptist These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

27 Jul 2014

Silver Wedding

On the 15th Fiona and I celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary. I surprised her with 12 red roses and sparkling wine, and by taking two days off work. We had a very nice meal in Bath and with the weather so nice had two lovely days.
As you may know we spend two weeks in the summer at New Wine. Again I managed to surprise Fiona by arranging to renew our wedding vows on site. I have to say it has been a little stressful trying to keep it a secret but today has proved it has been 100% worthwhile, The ceremony went very well and it was so great to celebrate with new friends and old, most of which were not at our wedding So a great big thank you to those that have made this day possible and thank you to my Wife Fiona for standing by me through good times and bad and here is to another 25.

25 Jun 2014

Full Power

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and as a result I have been able to upgrade the shack power supply. I now have a Nevada PSW-30H. This is an incredibly  small and very light PSU  that gives a constant 25 amps so  I am now able to run the TS-50 at the full 100w.

Weather station changes

Have made some changes to the weather station here. The sensors were mounted on a fencepost, but with the recent hot weather it appears the wall beneath was acting as a radiator and giving some error on the temperature. Also it was shielded from most of the wind. So, I have moved it to the other side of the garden on the wooden fence and more in the clear, which should give more accurate readings.

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