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  1. #1
    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:



    Awesome
    Firebottle - for the no bottleneck approach.

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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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    I'm Geoff.

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    There were loads around last year. Seen none this summer.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Think they are usually west coast. Dont see them here much.
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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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    ReVox PR99, Studer B62, Ferrograph Series 7, Tandberg TCD440, Hitachi FT-5500MkI, also FT-5500MkII
    Digital: Yamaha CDR-HD1500 (Digital Swiss army knife-CD recorder, player, hard drive, DAC and ADC in one), PC files via 24/96 sound card and SPDIF, modded Philips CD850, modded Philips CD104, modded DPA Little Bit DAC. Sennheiser HD580 cans with Arkless Headphone amp.
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    I'm Alan.

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

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