April 2012 - BATC.TV Live Stream "view from window"
May 2012 - Webcam XP viewer instead of BATC viewer "view from window"
May 2012 - Webcam XP not showing "View from window", port forwarding problems.
June 2012 - Change of Computer, given up on Webcam for time being
End July 2012 - Station dismantled due to impending move
End September 2012 - Move completed but no antennas erected yet
Mid October - Broadband connection is so slow, unable to stream webcam. Negotiating with BT
November 2012 - Rethink on antenna strategy, long wire maybe. Test to be carried out
April 2013 - Aerial and Counterpoise tried out, seems to work OK.
Late April 2013 - No luck with speed upgrade from BT now using a 'Three' Dongle, much faster
May 2013 - Computer motherboard upgraded, Webcam now working, (not online full time)
June/July 2013 - Not much radio operation as I've recently taken on an abandoned allotment (See g8fyh.co.uk)
August 2013 - Radio operation currently suspended due to neighbour's tree surgery pulling down my antenna
September 2013 - House hunting
Late October 2013 - Move to new QTH
Early December 2013 - Move complete, new shed acquired for shack now fitting it out. hopefully will be back on the air soon after Christmas (weather permitting)
Mid January 2014 - Shed kitted out with power and heating. A 10 Foot aluminium pole bolted to the side of the shed with a 2 - 70 Colinear atop was used as the near end support for a long wire for HF. The far end is supported by a convenient conifer. The end of the aerial is tied off with bunjee and paracord to absorb movement of the tree.
Feb 2014 - Currently working on getting the "Shack-cam" operational. Some broadband difficulties to overcome still.
Early March 2014 - Been battling with BT over "Superfast Broadband". Now, after many phone calls and cancelled appointments BT Infinity has been installed and is finally workingid
Mid March 2014 - WebcamXP streaming G8FYH webcam
May 2014 - FT7900 acquired and set up monitoring 2 and 70 and local repeaters
June 2014 - Webcam setup changed, Extra cameras added and Video multiplexer in circuit with 4 Channel DVR allowing any of the cameras to be streamed