Famous Discovery

Just before Christmas we had the extra channels added again to our TV lineup and I am back to regularly watching Discovery Channel.

Yes, it’s back to watching programs I have mentioned before Salvage Squad and some I haven’t including Scrapheap Challenge & American Chopper.

But now more and more they have famous faces presenting TV programs and I am loving these as well.

These include (but not exclusive):- Tony Robinson in Time Team (including Sandi Toksvig on some digs), Rory McGrath’s Bloody Britain, Mark Williams On the Rails, Eddie Izzard’s Mongrel Nation, Violent Nation with Rik Mayall & Vic Reeves’ Rogues Gallery.

Anyway, enough said, it nearly time for Time Team!

Lots of Chat

The weekend just gone, I have spent a while on the Local Repeater (GB3HZ) talking to other Amateur Radio operators from London and Surrounding areas. This repeater is one of the best I can hear and chat through. It’s in Amersham, which from Sutton is 45 miles (73 km) and I run 0.5 watts from my handheld.

I even managed using my outside antenna connected to my Handheld Radio (Icom IC-E90) to have a direct chat from Sutton to someone is Chesham (don’t ask exactly where it is), and my radio running 5 watts of power made it 47 miles (77km).

Also before getting up out of bed to go to work, I had a chat with another station through the Repeater I had used over the weekend.

So anyway back to the chat now…