Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Ham Radio Constructor-Souter point

Ham Radio Constructor-Souter point 

Ham Radio Constructor-Souter point.  It looks as if your favorite places in the northeast of England seem to be in and around South Shields due to the fact that my page counter always lists these pages as having high numbers of visitors, your comments and emails are most interesting to read and I have discovered that people who originated from this part of England are frequent visitors, many who read my website make suggestions for pictures to be uploaded and this is the reason why Souter Lighthouse has been highlighted one again.

As regular readers will know I am also a radio ham with and interest in the short wave part of the radio spectrum, using a quarter-wave whip tuned to the twenty-meter band sitting on the roof of my car I have contacted other radio hams thousands of miles away from souter lighthouse, the salty seawater helps with the propagation of radio waves.

Unfortunately due to the erosion of the cliff tops the car park at souter was closed to visitors, it was a very popular spot especially on a Sunday afternoon. 

Before I go I must thank you for your complimentary comments surrounding my artwork work, for those who don't know all my work is produced in oil on linen canvas-all are hand-painted using an old fashion brush-you can see examples on my home page.


Souter Lighthouse National Trust property

Souter Lighthouse National Trust property

Souter Lighthouse National Trust property

Souter Lighthouse National Trust property

Souter Lighthouse National Trust property

Souter Lighthouse National Trust property

Souter Lighthouse National Trust property


Ham Radio Constructor-Souter point 




Ham Radio operator-highlights Wildlife photography

Ham Radio operator-highlights Wildlife photography 


Ham Radio operator-highlights Wildlife photography.  I thought you would be interested in seeing this little chap playing with a net bag used in supermarkets to pack fruit, originally he lived in our outside hut and managed to chew a large roll of bubble pack which he used to make a nest.

For those with an interest and knowledge of photography the camera used is a D3100 from Nikon and 70 to 300mm telephoto lens, because it was taken at night under a floodlight the speed was one 125 of a second handheld, the outside lights helped enormously, we have two 500 watt lights which act as a security deterrent.

We watched this mouse for some time throughout the winter months, if it was disturbed by opening the back door into the garden it would quickly disappear into the gap between the paving slabs.






Wildlife photography a mouse playing with netting





Wildlife photography a mouse playing with netting


Ham Radio operator-highlights Wildlife photography