Sunday, 22 March 2015

CW practice and building a workshop space

This weekend I have been busy with some radio related activities. 
The first thing I did was to work a few contest stations on CW to give away a few points and see how the station worked at low power and with the modest antenna. I was pleased to work several stations on 40m and 80m CW and gave away a few points. 
My second mission was to get my components sorted out into their drawers and boxes. 
It was tough work but was helped along by a nice glass of red wine and some CW going in the background to help me practice at higher speeds. 

I encountered a problem now though. I had sorted everything but the dining room table was full of my "radio junk" to quote my wife. 

Sunday saw me planning a family trip to the park and then returning home to the garden and to sort out te shed. Many months of junk had stopped me from getting in and out easily so I decided to sort it out. The result was a pretty nice little workshop to build and repair my hobby items. 

All in all this weekend was a productive one and now I have this great workshop space so long as it stays tidy.