In the embedded video I try out a Windcamp Gipsy full size portable dipole and a 72000mAh portable powerpack into my Icom 705 amateur radio. Here is an amazon link to the EASYLONGER Lithium powerpack. And here is a link to the Antenna on the ML&S site. The video was recorded about a week into what I think was the Omicron variant of COVID-19. I'm over it now but at time of recording I … [Read more...] about Testing the Windcamp Gipsy portable dipole & the EASYLONGER lithium power station.
An audio recording and my thoughts... Are you ready to disengage from your frenzied day with 45 minutes of audio actuality? The audio below is recorded with the Zoom F2 field recorder. Wanting to kill two birds with one stone, I turned on the mic, jumped in the car and went shopping. At the end of the trip I had two files (you will know why there’s two when you … [Read more...] about Zoom F2 Field Recorder Test
This is my Infinity Bottle. The idea is to build a never ending bottle of blended whisky, composed with the last drams from bottles in your collection. When you get to the last drop in the bottle, add it to your 'living' bottle. When the bottle gets full, pour a glass and make some space. So far this is the contents of my infinity bottle with the date each whisk(e)y was added: 14/9/17 … [Read more...] about The Infinity Bottle
You can never have enough multitools. I have one in the shed, one in the car, one in my pushbike bag, one in my toolkit, one in my motorbike pannier and yet late at night, when I should have been sleeping, I was scrolling the web for one tool to rule them all. But can there be a perfect multitool? Surely the perfect multitool is the one you have to hand at the right time? Plus, as its … [Read more...] about The Best Multitool Is The One You Have With You
The sofa in the photo below was originally bought a few years ago for 99p. This scan of a negative is the only photo of it I can find. In it my daughter is holding a TV remote that disappeared shortly after the shot was taken. On the whole the sofa had done well, but unfortunately had outlived its use. A throw was struggling to hide the torn upholstery so a brand new sofa was acquired. One … [Read more...] about Deconstructed Sofa