Listen Up Batten down the hatches 2019/2020

Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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This weekend's storm is Jorge.

At this rate, do we run out of names before we do of storms? :-ohmy

What happened to those with the preceeding letters ?
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
We had squally hail showers yesterday, then it was increasingly windy during the night. When I went out this morning I noticed a large branch had broken off one of the fir trees and had brought down the power line to the house (which runs OH across the lawn), luckily it was still on. A call to Enedis and it was sorted out by early afternoon...
 
jeallen01

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I feel kind a busy last time, building the greenhouse. Soon will plant some tomatoes and hot papers.
We'd all love to know what will sprout from those "hot papers" - "hotpants" maybe? :-wow
 
Channel Hopper

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I feel kind a busy last time, building the greenhouse. Soon will plant some tomatoes and hot papers.
Just in time for the storms next week :cool:
 
PaulR

PaulR

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We had rain round here late yesterday evening which was accompanied by thunder and lightning.
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
I take it that starting the "Break out the BBQ" thread may no be very advisable right now...unless you have it in a section on it's own..
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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Much else.
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Well I got a useful tip from the Gardenage Section of our one and only Newspaper of the week suggesting sowing Green Bean seeds in toilet-roll holders. There is a slight problem with that ...............
 
PaulR

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I don't think there's a prohibition on a barbeque on your own property (indoors?) providing there are no outside visitors.
 
jeallen01

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I don't think there's a prohibition on a barbeque on your own property (indoors?) providing there are no outside visitors.
Our next door neighbour had a small BBQ for some sausages yesterday evening - only "slight" problem: the BBQ is one of those small, round ones, but he had it on the ground and he is around 6ft 2" tall, so you can guess what that looked like:-rofl2
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Our next door neighbour had a small BBQ for some sausages yesterday evening
I hope the sausages enjoyed it...but I find it a strange term to call your neighbours..
 
jeallen01

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I hope the sausages enjoyed it...but I find it a strange term to call your neighbours..
Maybe you "accidently" misinterpreted what I wrote !:-rofl2
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
jeallen01

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Oh of course not. For instance, I often open the door in my pyjamas..
OMG! Good job (especially if the "front door" in your jammies is "accidentely" open!) I won't be knocking on your door anytime soon! :-rofl2
 
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Channel Hopper

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RimaNTSS

RimaNTSS

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That is how satellite stuff helps to grow vegetables VIDEO Perhaps soon I will need another 12" actuator. If somebody has some spare, please do not trow them away :confused
 
jeallen01

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That is how satellite stuff helps to grow vegetables VIDEO Perhaps soon I will need another 12" actuator. If somebody has some spare, please do not trow them away :confused
Something possibly simpler - just fitted one of these to my greenhouse Decdeal Greenhouse Windows Opener, Temperature Controlled Automatic Vent Opener with Double Spring: Amazon.co.uk: Garden & Outdoors
IIRC, this is the 3rd one in about 30 years, so they generally seem to last about 10 years each.
 
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Something possibly simpler - just fitted one of these
It is too simple for satellite hobbyist :D I am more familiar wit actuators
 
jeallen01

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It is too simple for satellite hobbyist :D I am more familiar wit actuators
"Keep It Simple, Stupid" ("KISS") works for me - I wonder why? :rolleyes::-rofl2
 
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