Tarantula

Tarantula
The 1st one of many

Friday, 6 July 2012

Psk31 on a rainy day

Not having much luck on the 20mtr band today.

Ham radio today

Well its not going so well today from my home QTH. The signals on the 20mtr band are very poor and so far only 1 PSK31 contact.

Lets keep plugging away for a little longer. The WX here is about 15c and raining , again!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Jubilee over now Olympics

 The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is now past and I was pleased with over 100 contacts on PSK31 and SSB 5w QRP. It was a great few weeks of Amateur radio for me, thanks to all the great operators for some great contacts.

 

July 2012 will be a new special callsign of MO0GYY which will celebrate the Olympic games and I am really looking forward to some more great contacts from 00.00 BST 21 July 2012 to 23.59 BST 9th September 2012.

I have an Olympic QSL card on order and I am hoping for some new countries and special event callsigns during the Olympic games.

Psalmopoeus irminia , Sun Tiger

Psalmopoeus irminia, Sun Tiger.

 Wow what a great addition to our spider collection, we have been after this little beauty for quite awhile now and its here and settling down nicely.

Its not quite looking like this picture yet as its a sling (spiderling) and is about 1cm in size. 

This is going to be a great tarantula if we can bring it on to an adult.

 

At the moment the little terror looks like this and seems to be somewhat reversed from its adult form.

Really good looking spider and by its nature its very fast and very defensive.

 Really pleased to have this in our collection and as its a very fast grower we should have a great spider soon.