so much for kites during the summer...
David V. Rogers
Sun, 02 Aug 1998 21:05:35 -0400
Which is why I thought the balloon approach might be somewhat more reliable,
73 de Dave (K9RKH)
André Kesteloot wrote:
> Peter Martinez wrote:
> > >From Peter Martinez G3PLX Kendal Cumbria.
> > The winds have not been favourable for many weeks now so I have
> > not been active. On the two occassions that the wind was good
> > recently, I had great difficulties launching and recovering the kite
> > because my field and those surrounding it now have cattle in them.
> > These cattle are very inquisitive and seem to be attracted to
> > anything that looks like a large plastic bag that might contain food
> > pellets. This means they go towards the kite on the ground and risk
> > getting caught in the lines. There's another hazard with cattle at this
> > time of year: the bull is in the herd too!
> > I have decided it's too difficult, so will not be doing any more kite
> > flying until there are no longer cattle in the fields. Depending on the
> > weather, this will probably be about October. The fields will then only
> > contain sheep and I can again be active on transmit. I can still
> > listen, however, if anyone wants me to listen for low-power DX
> > signals with the narrow-band stuff.
> > 73
> > Peter