[pskmail] Re: Antenna hazards in Australia (off topic!)

  • From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 09:08:15 +0100

These PSK birds are quite advanced, using a 30 inch interleave...


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> Von: "Steve" <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Gesendet: 14.12.09 06:24:59
> An: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: [pskmail] Antenna hazards in Australia (off topic!)

> Hello all,
> I've been trying very hard to maintain a PSKMail server on 30M here in 
> Australia. Mostly this has worked out well for me. I've got a nice back 
> yard to erect antennae, and very accommodating neighbours.
> One thing that all Australians can't avoid however, is our wildlife. 
> Australia is the land of the parrot. One of our most famous species is 
> the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. They're big, noisy and intelligent. They 
> live longer than most humans too.
> The ones in my area love my PSKMail antenna. They've bent it a couple of 
> times now. Finally my wife caught them in the act (see picture below). 
> She (and my kids) were in fits of laughter when this picture was 
> captured. I think those animals knew what they were doing!
> I've re-enforced then antenna. This won't stop them though - I'm sure 
> they enjoy the challenge!
> If anyone has trouble hearing VK2ZSZ in the future, you can be sure that 
> these buggers have visited once again ;-)
> Picture:- http://users.tpg.com.au/stevez/Cockys.jpg
> Steve (VK2ZSZ)


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