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A busy couple of weeks

August 10, 2011 Comments off

It’s been a really busy couple of weeks so I haven’t had much time to post anything here. I think that’s a good thing because the ‘doing’ is more important than the ‘writing’. I’m still short of time so this post isn’t going to be filled with details and deep thoughts, just a brief note of some of the things I’ve been doing and a few pictures to go with them …

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No matter how much planning …

June 15, 2011 Comments off

It seems that no matter how much planning you do, sometimes it’s never enough.

Why is that 90% of the activities are squashed into 25% of the year, or so it seems. Of course everyone plans their events for when they have a  better chance of good weather, but that means that the summer months tend to be absolutely crammed with things I want to do. This isn’t a complaint, because it’s great to have so many great things to do, I just wish that I had more time or more stamina.

The ESWR Ipswich Rally on Sunday was the culmination of a great deal of planning and preparation by a few members of the local radio clubs. Many more local amateurs turned out on the day to help, demonstrate their own particular brand of radio passion or just visit the rally and enjoy it.

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Dayton from a Distance

May 27, 2011 2 comments

With a few weeks to go, it looked like I might be working in the United States just a few days before Dayton Hamvention 2011, so surely I’d be able to attend this year. No, didn’t happen. My travel plans changed and I missed it again. Maybe next year?

Not attending Dayton used to mean that you had to get the news from people who had attended, or read the next issue of your favourite radio magazine to find out what you’d missed at the Hamvention. But not attending Dayton isn’t quite the same today as it used to be.

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Radio Rally Evolution

May 18, 2011 2 comments

Successful amateur radio rallies have had to evolve in order to survive in a changing environment. National and international rallies can attract significant numbers of exhibitors and visitors (Dayton, Friedrichshafen, Tokyo etc), but many local rallies have had to reduce in size and/or change their focus in order to survive.

Evolution : the change over time in one or more inherited traits found in populations of organisms. Inherited traits are particular distinguishing characteristics, including anatomical, biochemical or behavioural characteristics, that are passed on from one generation to the next. Evolution may occur when there is variation of inherited traits within a population. 

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