My name is Alex, I am dumb (occasionally)

May normally brings a bit of Es fun for me in sunny St Bees. I duly put up the 6m antenna (which annoys the xyl). Tuned into 50.150 and started listening about. Nowt.

I left it a few days and went back when I knew there was Es. Nothing heard…strange.

Carried on listening. Considered starting a white noise listening club.

This evening I checked all the cables

I had wired up a co-ax patch lead…to thin air.

I’ll be contacting Ofcom to hand my license back in and accepting the dunces cap for however long it takes me to stop being so dumb! My sincerest apologies to one and all .

 Winking smile

Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “My name is Alex, I am dumb (occasionally)”

  • Peter kg5wy:

    Do not call yourself dumb. Do not insult yourself.
    Everyone makes mistakes, including me and everyone reading this.
    I know of only one perfect person who walked this earth at one time.

  • Alex, g7kse:

    Just a bit of fun Peter. I always tell people that only those who haven’t ever done anything never make mistakes.

    I make my fair share. Fortunately is always good to learn from them


  • Phil N4LNE:

    I spent 2 hours the other day trying to see why I could not work any JT-65 HF contacts. The radio was on, it would key up the transmitter no power out, it would receive signals from all over the world but no one would talk to ME! Then I turned on the tx interface power and it worked and it only took me 2 hours to figure it out.
    Dumb no a learning experience yes.
    Welcome to the club OM

  • KJ4AFL:

    Wouxan is a great help to new ham’s.

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