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Solar Outreach event at Filey Country Park

Fabulous afternoon doing solar outreach and allowing members of the public to look at surface detail and solar prominences on our closest star. Weather was fabulous – I will beContinue readingSolar Outreach event at Filey Country Park

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Filey Bay Today – in print

One of my local aurora photographs made the front page of the April 2023 magazine

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Massive aurora over Filey

Thursday 23rd March 2023 saw the tail end of a CME “whip” past the earth which triggered an auroral event that lasted 18 hours. The corona was seen over MorayshireContinue readingMassive aurora over Filey

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Aurora featured on local media

This is the Coast Radio The Yorkshireman Radio York

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Filey aurora

Never seen the aurora as clear as this from Filey before …

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Partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse graced the UK on 25th October 2022. I managed to grab the solar scope, took 38GB of video and so far, just got one photo outContinue readingPartial Solar Eclipse

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Cobwebb / Inverted L performance (FT8 data mode)

Having replaced the Prosistel PST1524TV Vee beam with the G3TPW Cobwebb (ie the original design), tuned the antenna for cw/data segments, I am now checking the performance on each ofContinue readingCobwebb / Inverted L performance (FT8 data mode)

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New antennas at G4KIV/G1G

I had a “play” a few weeks ago in the RSGB DX contest. I only used morse code and I didn’t bother with 80m but still came 4th in theContinue readingNew antennas at G4KIV/G1G

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Garden Bar

Perhaps my biggest DIY project yet …. garden planters and a fruit cage are one thing but a garden bar this is quite a challenge. Here is the progress soContinue readingGarden Bar

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Muston Cinema

Thanks to my son, we have almost completed the build of Muston Cinema. 4k Projector and a 5:2:2 (Dolby Atmos) setup at the business end and acoustic panels on theContinue readingMuston Cinema

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