For the last month we seem to have been away from home half the time. The last few days we have been in Yorkshire for a sibling reunion with my wife's brothers.
On the way back home we had a REAL surprise driving along the Leeds ring road. I could not believe my eyes when I saw a red kite flying quite low overhead. These fine forked tailed raptor birds were once confined to a small part of south central Wales but following selective reintroduction they are making a comeback all over the place. We see them near Newmarket quite often, but I was totally surprised to see one driving through urban Leeds!
When I got back home I
switched on the WIPSY beacon and was rewarded with a string of reports
including a +6dB S/N from Germany - not bad for 100mW. The now regular
report from EA8FF was not long coming as was a report from F5VLY and several other DL stations and G8KNN not far away.