New direction with blog

Going to try posting here some stuff I might normally put on Twitter or Facebook.

This means posts might be a but shorter, and less about radio.

I keep neglecting this, so hope will bring son new life to my site. It needs it.

Trying to work K5D

I am not as active on the Radio as I should be.

I spend more time helping people with & than my own pursuits of that next elusive DXCC.

So have spent some time (and money) this week, trying to work K5D. But boy has it been tough.

To start with finding a place on the bands I can hear K5D. Usually I get static. The one time I can hear him he is working numbers. 5, 6, 7, 8 and that’s about an hour gone.

I also made a few purchases in case can try to work data as my setup wasn’t complete. From G4ZLP I ordered a Icom lead for my DigiMaster Comport, an Icom CI-V lead and a USB soundcard. All working great now, and good value at £31.47 ($45.50 approx) for the 3 items including delivery.

So hopefully with a few days left still of the K5D operation, I am still hopeful.

I also ordered (but not arrived) and CW key for my FT-817 & CW PC interface from BullDog iambic keys.

Finally sorted the blog out as an upgrade left the theme not working. Also my HRD (Ham Radio Deluxe) text thing stopped working.

This is now uploaded to my mini Linux server and the one file is served from there. It’s now proudly on display at the top of the page above the header image.

Think my Blog Needs more updates from me

keyboardIt seems to me I am taking longer and longer in between posts on my blog, so although I rarely make New Years Resolutions, maybe I need one regarding my blogging.

Also I have changed the theme to a simpler design and added a plug-in that should be better at caching the pages on both my blogs.

The Akismet logo showing how many spam comments had been blocked has also been disabled as a friend noticed this was slowing the loading of the site as well. Akismet itself is still enabled though.

I am in the middle of a few posts, and hopefully within a week or so should have some more stuff posted here.

July Update

Not got a great deal to specifically right about, but thought I would write about a few different things here.

Firstly, my friend jw has started a blog jw³ otherwise known as “jw’s cube on this interweb thing…”. Welcome to the world of Blogging jw.

Also made a few changes to my blog.

  • Twitter Feed added
  • Debt Free Countdown updated
  • Updated WordPress to version 2.6

Will be adding some photos soon from my short trip to Isle of Wight. Don’t think I took many, but I had fun drinking 3 out of 4 evenings with my Dad. I came back early as the day I was planning to return there was torrential rain. Glad I left early.

I know this is short, but hopefully next post will be a bit longer.