Monday, 9 January 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR .....or is it?

Hey there peeps,

Firstly, let me take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 2012, hope this one is better than the last few.

In relation to weather, what the hell is happening at the minute?  Storms, winds of up to 120km per hour and broken antennas.  Mine avoided any major damage, well partially because its been sitting in its cradle position for the past few weeks but my poor co-linear on the roof had died a poor death this winter, the poor things needs to be retired and laid to rest..... and to be replaced by a new one.

My news evenings have gone by the wayside for the present time due to this bereavement but all shall be restored once we manage to get a new one up there!

A few of my friends (both on here and Facebook) have suffered at the hands of the ferocious winds.  Poor Anthony's antenna snapped and had to be replaced and I have to say Im impressed with the speed in which he had it up and running again, if I had blinked I would've missed it lol.

Other than that, all is good on the western front, xmas was a quiet one, apart from the mental kids of course, by the time the 28th came I was ready to go back to work for a rest!!!  New Year's Eve came and went and even on New Year's Day I was impressed with the amount of posts of DXCC's being worked by hams across the board.  I haven't gotten back into it yet, but the year is young.

One of my xmas pressies I got were data cables from my hubbie (amongst other things of course).  I think they're brilliant.  I was playing with them for ages, and since I like typing too, this is even more up my alley, you can "macro" away whilst doing other things!!!! Thanks Tony!

So I'm off now to relax for the rest of the evening, hope to catch some of you in the very near future!

Ciao for now


  1. You will enjoy the data modes Lisa!! Here's to a great 2012 on the bands.

    73 de EI2KC Tony

  2. Good to hear you back in there and blogging again. I have heard of the storms that have been hitting your way. All the best to you and your family.