Oh to be a slothful goat....

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Heat, heat and more heat

Monday 23 December 2013 at 12:19 am

Bike ride was tooooo hot.  A heatwave passed through Western NSW and I was on the edge of it.  Got up to 40º and I saw 48º on the bike computer.

I got as far as the Krui River and had to stop.  Needed to re-plan a route back towards Scone.  So only made a 220km trip. Dropping 4 hours each day, sitting around sweating, cuts into riding time.  And I shortened the trip by a day.

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"We're going on a bike ride"

Tuesday 17 December 2013 at 11:00 am

Getting ready for a little cruise out west a bit.  Going to start in Scone and finish in Scone a couple of days later after doing 350km.  A circle around Coolah Tops.  Been a while since I've been on a tour.  

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Worked NA

Tuesday 17 December 2013 at 10:45 am

Caught WA2USA/P on 20m CW this morning.  So looking for another one in W4A to qualify that association.  Another step closer to Gold.

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Shack Sloth

Sunday 15 December 2013 at 06:34 am

Made Shack Sloth in 4 months.  First QSO was 12 Sept 2013 with VK1RX/2.  Sloth was achieved on 13 Dec 2013 with DK7MX/P.  I am also topping the table for VK in the 12m Challenge.  Come on guys....

Won't be long till I make Gold Mountain Hunter.

No NA contacts yet.  The times those guys are out are very early in the morning for us and them being in winter maybe there will be more chances when the Wx warms up for them in a few months.

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Test Email Blog Entry

Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 10:47 am

Email blog test from my phone.

Plus a picture.

Here I have the FT-817 in my handlebar bag and an Outbacker Jr on the back rack.  The antenna is the same one I had mounted on my bike when I did my tour of Japan back in 2000.

The battery you can see is laying on the ground in front of the bike.  It's a couple of LiPos in a nice solid case with a 2 Watt solar panel for charging, that I picked up on Ebay.  I can also charge with the hub dymino on the front wheel.

Made a quick test on 20m and worked a VK7 on SSB.  Not to bad...


1st Entry

Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 05:30 am

Testing one two testing