Sunshine Coast

Saturday 3rd June.

Yep, there have been other people I have had to help with STB’s and general operation and reception, I expect this will continue. I have visited several shops to investigate different brands and models so I may be able to recommend something. I found this was an extremely difficult chore as it seems most people want to buy a cheap model, and it seems to me that the cheaper models do not have a very user friendly menu. For the people I would be working with the installation of STB’s it is imperative that the menu be easy to use, as they are travellers and they will have to retune the set every time they move and wish to use it. I haven’t been able to find a unit that is as easy to use as is mine, but then the same unit as I have costs $240.00 and is more that they wish to pay. I have decided on one unit (Nextwave TDR2120) that for a cheapy the menu is relatively easy to use. The other thing is that this unit has been designed for travellers, being small and 12V power supply. Otherwise my opinion will be they will have to accept the unit they decide to purchase.

I am thinking that during our travels we attract some severities in weather conditions wherever we go. On our way up from Melbourne it was a lot cooler than average temperatures on the inland route we took, hence we arrived on the Sunshine Coast earlier than planned so we could get some warmer weather, but since we have been here it has been the same. Although the days have been reasonably warm, the nights have been up to 10 degrees cooler than average for this month. Nambour and Gympie have experienced their coldest nights for this time of year on record, sometimes being below 0. I do hope things improve because if not it is looking like it could be a very cold July ahead.