Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ham Radio Wyong Field day 2014

I enjoyed the Wyong field day as always this year. It was great to catch up with Nigel, John, Patrick, Peter, and others.

Lots of interesting bits of gear to look at, this one presumably Russian.


The home brew group put on the usual excellent table of gear.


Historical Radio Society was there in force.




John Maizels picked up a new microphone for his voice over business.


Nigel was in fine form.


Attendance was down a little this year but there was lots to see so I look forward to next year.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

House demolished by Democorp

I'm pleased to report that our house has been removed. The block looks like this:


Today I visited the block and spoke to neighbours on both sides and over the road. The striking thing is how warmly they spoke of the staff from Democorp who did the demolition. Both sides said how careful they were - mostly in making absolutely sure that nothing could fall and hit the fences or houses.

Ken and Barbie over the road (not kidding) have a grandson who was fascinated in the trucks, the guys took the boy into the truck cabin and showed him around - isn't that nice!

A phone call came in early on, we have instructions to keep a "wooden sheet" which one is that? I explained that it should be "wooden shed", happily the shed survived.

I wouldn't normally do this but I can recommend Democorp, they're not the cheapest but we are very happy with the job they did - thanks Jomana and everyone there.

Some video for David.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tested Oculus Rift

I've been wanting to try one of these immersive 3D goggle things for some time. This was the current low resolution version but in HD it will be very real indeed.