G3RE called CQ at 0730 Hrs Local on 80m and I heard Gordon, G3WOV come back to his call but not much after that – conditions were poor even at the Hackgreen Secret Nuclear Bunker. QSY (Change Frequency) to 60M at 0800Hrs.
Better on 60 Meters. I tuned in and recorded the net from a samsung galaxy tablet in the comfort of the bedroom. I wasn’t transmitting as my radio station has some faults – not with the rigs but I use a piece of software called Synergy to control two PCs running the rigs – From one Keyboard and Mouse. It’s an over complicated arrangement but I get to see what I want where I want it and the mouse and keyboard work on all four screens. The interesting thing is synergy works across the LAN and when it stopped working I was forced to use 2 Keyboards and 2 different mice. My brain being so used to one it confused the hell out of me which one to use and after the week I have had at work I was in no mood to fix it. So after about the fiftieth time of picking up the wrong keyboard I retired to the house and used the tablet.
Part of the set up here is described in this document. The other thing that went wrong was my bluetooth headset after I installed another driver and to cap it all I have forgotten how some things work. So I have some things to do and learn when the time is available.
Gordon emailed to say how well the experiment with hack green is going and has his son Gerald tuning in from Germany. Also created some interest with his local club.
Derek G3XWD called in with some news about Geordie Rose.
Thanks to Mike – G4ICC for running the net today. His account of his QSOs with the Medway Queen on the anniversary of Dunkirk are quite special and his contacts with various special event stations commemorating VE Day made for interesting conversation with memories from Upnor hard and Watermanship training.
Put a note of thanks in to the Stoke on Trent ARC for the use of the site.
73 de Stu