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TomP

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About TomP

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    Astronomy & Art then the usual........
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    Shropshire

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  1. I KNOW THIS MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE, IT HAS BEEN POSTED IN RADIO ASTRONOMY SECTION BUT THOUGHT PEOPLE MAY BE INTERESTED ON A WIDER SCALE ON HERE. Hi all, I've stumbled across a popular radio app titled - Zello which I would describe as a CB meets modern social media. It's free to download, I've currently downloaded it on my Kindle Fire tablet and Ipod touch with no problems. I stumbled across it via looking into CB radios and Scanners which is drawn from my growing interest in radio astronomy, which I plan to create a meteor scatter observation base from my home in the New Year. Now, on Zello
  2. Hi all, I've stumbled across a popular radio app titled - Zello which I would describe as a CB meets modern social media. It's free to download, I've currently downloaded it on my Kindle Fire tablet and Ipod touch with no problems. I stumbled across it via looking into CB radios and Scanners which is drawn from my growing interest in radio astronomy, which I plan to create a meteor scatter observation base from my home in the New Year. Now, on Zello you can create your own channels, some are just used as plugs for people to hook up channels for people to listen in and not speak. It's given m
  3. Hi Gasman, I'm in the exact same boat, Al & Steve have been great help with advice and knowledge,as I'm sure you will agree. I'm looking at building a meteor scatter aerial & setup in the new year, Just depending on funds at present as I'm still at University doing Fine Art, so it's moving between the two loves of art and astronomy. I have heard about using a handheld, it's led me to look at CB radio's too but don't know too much about them within being used for radio astronomy. I did read up on that you can use them as an alternative handheld radios for picking up meteors, but didn't
  4. I just wanted to pay my respects on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of Sir Patrick Moore's passing on 9th December 2012. I have discovered that a Lady named Meryl Penning realised in June this year, a special one off booklet on Sir Patrick, entitled - ''Out for 89'' which is a collection of memories from his local villagers. The book is exclusive and only for sale via eBay and her website found in the link below. It's priced at £3 including postage and the money goes towards a new clubhouse at Selsey Cricket Club, who recently this summer renamed their Pavilion - Sir Patrick Moore Pavilion. W
  5. Hi all, I just wanted to pay my respects on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of Sir Patrick Moore's passing on 9th December 2012. I have discovered that a Lady named Meryl Penning realised in June this year, a special one off booklet on Sir Patrick, entitled - ''Out for 89'' which is a collection of memories from his local villagers. The book is exclusive and only for sale via eBay and her website found in the link below. It's priced at £3 including postage and the money goes towards a new clubhouse at Selsey Cricket Club, who recently this summer renamed their Pavilion - Sir Patrick Moore Pavi
  6. What Brilliant posts, stories and images!!!!
  7. What would be the handheld setup for radio astronomy??
  8. Images added, the last being the direction from my house to East/South direction
  9. Ahh, that's sad, I wish I could of met him, dammm I wish I'd got into astronomy more when I was younger
  10. I agree, one of my neighbors who's ex-RAF met and dined with Sir Patrick in the early 1970's, he's always watched S@N, He won't watch it anymore sadly, I must admit I don't really!!
  11. TomP

    Knockin Telescope, Shropshire, UK

    Two images taken by Myself in 2013 of the Knockin radio telescope, part of the Jodrell Bank network :)
  12. I'll have to put some pics up of my location and direction of E/S it is really clear, I tell you what I'll screen cap the map now to give a rough diagram for both yourself and Al, one chap on here mentioned that someone was using a small aerial instead?? I really want to get into this in the New Year, just the £150 for the funcube that's slightly off putting!!! I also picked up this book today too off amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unseen-Cosmos-Universe-Francis-Graham-Smith/dp/0199660581/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1417811209&sr=8-3&keywords=radio+astronomy While I forgot to share wi
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