|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.