Both astronomy and radio in one day

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Pete
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Both astronomy and radio in one day

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The dome shutter has been jammed since mid-December and the disassembly/repair needs to be on a warm dry day. Like today. With the help of my two sons we got the job done. Stargazing is once again a go.

Many astronomy folks are also into ham radio. Not sure why that is but I'm back into it after a 53-year hiatus. Taking advantage of the available manpower and the nice spring day I remounted my VHF antenna up where it's supposed to be.
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Way up. Anyone on 2-meters?

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Re: Both astronomy and radio in one day

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Looks good Pete, hope to catch you on the air.
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Re: Both astronomy and radio in one day

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Very cool Pete, it's never too late to rekindle interest in an old hobby!
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