September 27, 2006

Windy Wednesday!

With gales forecast for later today and overnight we have to make a serious decision as whether or not to drop the mast and Spiderbeam over. The wind is really picking up and although the mast isn't bending, the beam is bouncing around a bit. Ian and Kev are on their way back from a wee bit of sight-seeing and we shall probably make our minds up when they get back. Having said all this it may give us more of a chance to concentrate on the lower bands, conditions today have not been good on 20m anyway. Anyway its time for lunch here, who knows what the rest of the day will bring....

5 comments:

Dirky said...

Well done to all! Great blog, nice pictures and very informative. I hope the wind eases off for you.
mike
g6phf

g6crv said...

Why do I get the feeling that your interest in contesting is coming back Mike ?

Dave

Dirky said...

Hey I've never really lost my interest in contesting, it's just a matter of time, or lack of it....
Tell you what Dave, I'll put it on "my list" :)
Mike

Dirky said...

Hey I should point out that when I did a few contests with mr G6OUT (aka OUT-portable) we never had any
of these new-fangled computer things, it was a good old fashioned ex BT , 4 hole ring binder with loose sheets in, each page had a tag stuck on the side, A-Z, this is where you scrawled the callsign down so you could attempt to check for dupes.
And as for these auto "CQ CQ contest" thingies, well....... :)

g6crv said...

I still have few old ringbinders if you decide to give it a go Mike, although they ex G.P.O ones ;-)