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.

30 Jun 2013

Weather Station Update

Had the weather station running for a while and everything seems to be working OK.  One thing I have now done is to find a hosting company which means you can now view my station live. You can also view statistics over the last year.

The site can be found at http://www.qsl.net/g4kvi/

20 Jun 2013

Weather Station

Thanks to my birthday I now have my weather station back up and working.
I have a Nevada WH-3080 Solar this is an upgrade on my previous station. I have located the station on my fence in the garden. This is a fairly low location but clear from most directions, it also means I can check it regular to prevent another 'spider invasion'.
As before there are a number of ways you can view the data.

On this blog the data is at the bottom.

On Weather Underground.

On PWS

I also transmit data on APRS

I transmit data most of the time, however there is a break during the night when I switch the router off.


11 Jun 2013

50, where did that come from?

Well, tomorrow,12th June, marks one of those landmark moments in one's life. My 50th Birthday. Where on earth did that spring from! I think like everyone else in the world I feel little different from when I was maybe 21. However, what you feel and what your your body is able to do are slightly different!!
I do feel very privileged to have been born when I was. I am able to exploit all the technology around me but still appreciate what it was like without a mobile phone, the Internet, and having to wait at least four hours for your photographs to be developed and printed. I have been very fortunate with my health and apart from the last few years and a couple of dodgy knees, type 2 diabetes I am pretty healthy, but am not sure  what  I would have been like had I been 50 in 1963. Still I won't dwell on the bad things, the last 50 years have been fun, exciting, scary and everything in between. I wouldn't change anything. Everything that has happened to me, both good and bad has made me the person that sits and writes this blog. In 1963 I would have had to type it, get it published and produced in a paper of newsletter. Wow, what would my Grandparents think of all this? So thank you to every one that has helped me along the way to reach this momentous milestone. One sad thing is looking back through my logbook and photos at all those people no longer here. However, here's to another 50 and all the people and am going to meet and maybe help.
Happy Birthday to me!

My weather data