Jan 29, 2016

Playing on a Snowy Day

Couple of shots of Kitten and Gizmo today being all lovey dovey.  Normally they are at each others throats after sitting together for a while;

Last summer we were in Bermuda for a couple of weeks and all I did was B&W photography during the trip and edited on an Ipad mini. I always meant to go back and do some processing after I got home on the bigger screen and promptly forgot all about it. Played with a few today.

Jan 27, 2016

New Ham Shack

I never planned to purchase another house with a pile of land so my ham radio activities were very down-scaled.   Just enough that I could chat with my friends in Bermuda and play a bit on 6 meters.  The new house has 3 acres of land.  Although I decided to put some bigger antennas up, I've kept things reasonable small compared to my old shack from 1997-2010.

I love my little KX3, it combined with the computer control, a 2m/7cm radio, a rotator and a switch box and I'm good to go.   Not pictures is behind me which is my old TenTec Jupiter and the Icom 2-KL that I drive with the KX3.  A nice clean setup that gives me all the frequencies I need.

Managed to resurrect my old Hy-Gain TH-3Jr and put it up about 27', below that is the 4 element 6 meter quad and on top is the 2m/70cm whip.  There is also a G5RV in the trees for the lower bands.

Not pretty but it seems to work well :-)

I have also scored an old 2 element HF Gem Quad from a friend who is getting out of the hobby.  That will be my spring project.

Bird Stalking

Yes, I haven't blogged in forever and to be honest I really haven't taken many photos the past few months.   Just way to busy with the move, work and some personal stuff at home.   But trying to get motivated again.

Wasn't feeling great this morning so took a sick day and found myself bored out of my mind.   I noticed the birds around the bird feeder so took a few shots through the window.