Saturday, 22 October 2016

New - VE7SL Twitter Page

Research indicates that new brain cells are grown whenever you learn a new process or study new material. If that's the case, I've a head-full of new cells this week after deciding to set-up a Twitter account for the first time.

Setting up the account and trying to learn the ins and outs of tweets, hash tags, re-tweets, who sees what and who doesn't ... all without trying to mess things up too badly, has been fun. Although I haven't figured everything out with confidence, I'm far enough along to get going ... I think!

The link to my Twitter account is here and I will add a specific link on my blog page, at the top of the right hand sidebar.

Although I try to keep my blog's subject material related to my amateur radio interests and activities, I envision a broader range of subject commentary for Twitter ... not limited to just 'radio' but also some of my other interests and daily observations. As well, I can use it to announce my beaconing schedule and to report any interesting contacts or propagation conditions of note. Although I live on a small island, there is a lot to do here that keeps me busy ... I have many interests and activities, way too many for the number of hours in the day it seems, and some of these will be 'tweet' topic material.

In the meantime, I will begin the hunt for other Twitter users with similar interests who I would like to add to my 'follow' list and hopefully begin to build my own list of 'followers' over the months ahead. Although I can make no guarantees, I'll be trying not to end up in the naughty-corner by doing something dumb ... any and all input / advice gladly accepted!


Vasily Ivanenko said...

Welcome to Twitter Steve. Amazing tool to follow people who've inspired you in the past [music, sports, science, journalism, academics etc. ] --- and also new people who are setting trends in whatever interests you hold.


Steve McDonald said...

Tnx V/T and very much appreciate your kind boost!

Cheers from Mayne

Dan-VE7DES said...

Steve! I heard you calling VK4YB on 630m this
morning while NDB DXing with the 80m dipole
at VE7UBC. I logged 90 NDBs tonight. I also
see traces of 403-TUT in Pago Pago which is new
for me and my best DX on LF/MF. Hope you make
ur QSO with VK/ZL.

Steve McDonald said...

Wonderful Dan & thanks for the report! I spent hundreds of hours at VE7UBC in the good old days...Friday and Saturday nights were memorable with pizza or Chinese food at midnight!

If you would like to report your NDB catches to the RNA database, send me an e-mail and I can help you with that. All info is valuable. Congrats on your nice South Pacific catch. That location is great for anything to the west.