Shack at 02/05/14

Shack at 02/05/14

Thursday, 5 August 2010

22:12--All cams off line---Time for bed.

Pretty quiet day, but burst of activity this evening. Some ROS stations, and a few pics from a Dutch SSTV station on SSTV. Had to leave the ROS on the net book, as the sstv widget wont work on it. I could, of course, just use screen shots to send the latest image, but that means re-designing the page to take it. I'll leave it as it is for the moment.

Switched radios for sstv again. Trying out an old DX-394, and it does seem to do the business with a long wire around the ceiling of the summer house. Anyway time for a last rosey, a little read in bed of 'Combat Aircraft' magazine and kip. Thinks!, seems a million years ago i went spotting my first aircraft. USAF Thunderjets at Manston, and Bristol freighters at Llyd. Early fifties that was.

The only aircraft i have flown in are all obsolete, just like me *chuckle*. Handley Page Hastings (Singapore to Chang Mai, Thailand/Labuan,North Bornio and back), Vickers Viscounts (Lerwick, Shetland Islands), Bristol Britannia (UK to Singapore) and Dehaviland Comet (Singapore to UK).

Common in my main spotting days (Dover late fifties) were Connies, Viscounts, DC3's 6's and 7's, and Globemasters. Mil stuff of the day were Hunters, Javelins, Meteors, Canberras, Victors Valiants and Vulcans.......and i was going to bed. 'Night all 73

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