Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fieldfare!

This morning's snow is already melting so I had to act quickly to catch a picture of our winter visitors before they depart. This was one of the results. You can see some vignetting on the left hand side (I didn't want to risk the bird flying off while I tried to eliminate it) but it is the best picture I have made yet.

This morning I had the great pleasure of meeting fellow bloggers Adam, M6RDP and Paul, PC4T for the first time on the air - also a rare excursion on to SSB for me! Conditions were very up and down, and for much of the time both stations were down in the noise and hard to copy even with the K3 DSP noise reducer, but at times Adam's signal was peaking over S9 - very good for 10W.

It will be nice to make this a more regular event under hopefully better conditions.
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