Bob's Other Interests Page
Married to Michele an artist. One of these days we
will get some of her art on-line.
Elder son Poul is a professionally qualified architect with a stunning web site here he also has a twitter presence here Poul Anderson .
Younger son Yan is married to Ruth and they presented us with our first grandchild in 2015!
Follow this link to Bob's On line Family History
- A member of Oxford Sailing Club. Definitely
more of a summer occupation at least in this country. I have still not
cracked the planing carve jibe althouth the water starts are improving
with the repeated failed attempts.
- Here are my favourite windsurf weather links:
- WindGuru (a Czech
site) gives detailed predictions for the week ahead based on models
of varying precision, only the 100km grid is free and not delayed 12
hours however, see this
one which should be about right for Farmoor Reservoir
- XC weather
derives real time wind data from airport weather data as well as giving
predictions for the next few days. Just roll your mouse over the arrows
to see the data for a particular airport.
- This site provides excellent predictions of future wind
conditions for the UK and much of the rest of the world. The wind
data is plotted on a map with colour coded contours of wind strength.
- Check out the current
thunderstorms in the UK plotted on a map of the UK centred on
Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. The detector has a range of 300miles in all
directions and the plot page is refreshed every minute.
- This Thatcham site provides historical thunderstorm data
for Europe over the day and an hourly map of the UK updated every
- Bell Ringing
- Regularly ring at Marcham All Saints Church but still loads of room for
improvement, I am still very much a beginner at this fascinating
We have a web site here with some information about the bells.
- Most recently studying Mandarin and before that some Arabic, German, Spanish and
a little French and I used to be quite competent at Lao too.
- Particularly if I can practice the local language and for windsurfing
in warm water.
- Amateur Radio
- Licensed since 1970 as G4AEV (also one year in Laos as
XW8GN in 1974). Keen on HF and CW but I have not been on
the air much in the past few years. The last thing I did was on the BPSK
frequency (28.120) in an attempt to make some use of the last sun-spot
peak. You may come across me there still running my old FT101E.
- Copyright Bob Anderson
- March 2018