The next thing I did was down load WSJT – HF and after I painstakingly set it up I made a few contacts and found it to be so much better and easier to use than the moon bounce version I had been using. Wow, so far so good, two down and one to go. I want to try and interface my Flex5K with the Yaesu Quadra FL-1000 amplifier. I down loaded a utility program called DDUtil that will output my Flex5k band data in BCD code on the PC parallel port to hopefully control the amplifier. It’s got potential, but I won’t know for sure till I make up a cable tomorrow and do a lot more playing around.
While I was messing about doing this I heard my close neighbour from Perth on the radio so I gave him a call and we had a chat for a while. After talking to Ken I had a chat with a bloke in Victoria but I had to cut it short as I was needing a drink and a feed as I had hardly eaten or drank anything all day.
I spent the rest of the evening working on my blog and answering more emails. Keldyn called and said there was a movie just about to start in the cinema so I wandered up to take a look. I was a Japanese horror movie and I lasted about ten minutes before walking out. I worked on my blog till very late into the evening. There was a lot of auroral activity going on outside when I crawled into bed but I was too tied to gear up and go outside to photograph them.
The new climbing wall taking shape in the green store
A couple of cranes used for construction and resupply