We have a bare-eyed cocky (not a pun) here as well for 20+ years and radio gear is about the only thing it has not tried to destroy. Watch out dogs and cats!
Bob - wd6dod On 12/15/2009 12:59 AM, Steve wrote:
G'day John,I love these birds despite what they choose to do to my PSKMail system. We've had one in the family for nearly 30 years (it belongs to my little brother). It loves him and hates me. It seems the whole species does too ;-).I notice your excellent work on PSKMail/FLDigi recently. Steve Zoneff. On 12/14/2009 05:22 PM, John Douyere wrote:Hi Steve, Excellent picture..hihi. Maybe they are helping you getting ready for 30M NVIS for when the sunspots come back. Very had to prevent that situation especially if they have coordinated attacks like this one! 73s, John On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 4:23 PM, Steve<stevez@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hello all, I've been trying very hard to maintain a PSKMail server on 30M here inAustralia. Mostly this has worked out well for me. I've got a nice back yardto 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 theSulphur 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. Ithink those animals knew what they were doing!I've re-enforced then antenna. This won't stop them though - I'm sure theyenjoy the challenge!If anyone has trouble hearing VK2ZSZ in the future, you can be sure thatthese buggers have visited once again ;-) Picture:- http://users.tpg.com.au/stevez/Cockys.jpg Steve (VK2ZSZ)