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.

31 Mar 2018

Easter day

Tomorrow is properly the most important day in the Christian calendar. It is day we remember the miracle of Christ's resurrection, giving us the promise that we will all have eternal life with him in heaven. Unfortunately I am working, hopefully given, that all the shops are shut it will be a peaceful day.
Tomorrow is also the day I officially take my place as the Unite Equality Rep for the Wells depot. Interesting that this is on the day when I am remembering Jesus, and what his views were on equality.

Happy Easter      He is Risen!

Weather station problems

Weather station has been working fine for a while but unfortunately it has suffered a failure of the wind speed and rain gauge. These use a read switch and magnet, these seem to have broken. I have found a anemometer which I hope to fit next week. The rain gauge I am still trying to source one that does not have £35 postage!

30 Mar 2018

Com Port problems with WSJT

Question for my radio friends. I am trying to run WSJT on my TS-50. Works fine with manual switching, but I have tried to use the usb to serial port. It works, but when in TX the PTT opens and when in RX the PTT closes!! Anyone know how to change the polarity of the RTR signal?

My weather data