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 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. Nicholas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

9 Sep 2012

31 Years!

It was the Dorothy House Midnight Walk last night. Raynet was once again asked to provide radio cover for the event. This involved keeping track of the walkers, ensuring they had a safe walk around Bath. It was thankfully incident free However, as with all these types of events it was good to try things out as radio coverage can be a serious problem in the city due to the high buildings. During the evening along with the paper work I received a certificate which marked 31 years as a member! I think I have been involved with Emergency Communications ever since I was licensed, which was November 1980. This got me thinking about what I have done in those years and how much the field of communications has changed but also how so much has remained the same. I have not been very active over the last few years but I still get a buzz from setting up a station and spending hours listening to signals from half round the world.One major thing that has changed is that in 1980 I could leave my parents house on Friday night and return on Sunday having participated in a 24 hour contest, now in 2012, well I haven't done a contest for a few years but I think I may struggle a bit!

6 Sep 2012


To try and keep fit Fiona, my wife goes to Zumba classes at a local school. As part of this she is taking part in a sponsored Zumba evening. It is an aid of a local cancer charity which cares for people in their homes. She is looking for sponsors so please have a look.

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