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.

22 May 2013

A little more active

As you know I am have been a Radio Amateur for many years (33) but over the last few years my activity levels have declined a lot. However, over the last couple of years I have realised just what a great hobby it is! My level of interest has shot up and I now have a fairly good shack with FT8900 for 10 Tru 70 FM a TH-D700 for APRS and a TS50 for HF. I also have an Ft480R for 2m SSB which is now 30 years old but still works OK. I also have CB radio which I use as an aid to spot openings on 10. I have very simple dipole aerials which work very well and cost very little. So I now plan to spend time here in the shack working both locals on V/UHF and some dx on HF. Hopefully this will also have the effect of diverting my mind away from some of the scary thoughts it has been supplying recently.

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