My Amateur Radio Site

G0SLQ - George Zero Sugar London Queen


5 months on and little change

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 12:31 PM

How do people manage to keep blogs up to date? - I never seem to have the time.  I think, as I have mentioned before I have too many hobbies, and too little time.  On the plus side I am now only 19 years from retirement! - actually that is not a plus at at all - it means I am getting old!

So the latest plan is to streamline the shack inb a bid to have a one with gear that actually gets used, rather than a pretty showcase for black boxes with bright lights.  I plan to remove them all and put them inrto storage, with 1 scanner, 1 HF radio and a dualbander for 2&70 (FM only).

2&70 SSB can be kept for those portable hill-top trips in better weather. - I can/will rotate radios to ensure they all get some use.  I may even have to do the unthinkable and sell some of them - especially some of the older models, but that is probably an over-reaction. 

I have a discone antenna (Uniden Bearcat 785)

Diamond X50 (Yaesu FT7800)

G5RV & I-Pro portable (in garden). - Yaesu FT1000MP

Oh and a D-Star radio with access to local repeater.

That little lot will hopefully keep me entertained and bring some fun back to the hobby as i go for the "less-is-more" approach. 

Even the Christmas Radcom couldn't tempt me! despite them nice Christmassy sparkly adverts lol.

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