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    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    I'm Alan.

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    I love dragonflies, such majestic creatures and phenomenal flyers.

    It must be a good season for them over here as I have counted 20 perching throughout the garden, most of them on a high antenna wire.

    This one was the king of the hill, perching on the very top of the highest antenna:



    There were 14 on one of the wires, this one was lower down on a bamboo pole:



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    I haven't seen one for a few years but yes they are amazing insects.. and the fastest flyers apparently!

    I'm guessing you're a ham then? Or have you given up the acting? I dabble with homebrew gear myself but the licence is too limiting so just the SWL side...

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    There were loads around last year. Seen none this summer.
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    Think they are usually west coast. Dont see them here much.
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    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    Yes I am a Ham, how can you say the license is too restrictive?

    I used to do amateur television including microwaves, I built and operated a 10GHz television repeater for a while.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Yes I am a Ham, how can you say the license is too restrictive?

    I used to do amateur television including microwaves, I built and operated a 10GHz television repeater for a while.

    I can't be doing with Morse code and having to log every conversation in a book....
    I designed and built a double conversion 2M receiver not that long ago I'll get round to finishing off the VFO's bandpass filter properly some day ...All good clean fun.

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    I never did morse code. What's a log book

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