Batten down the hatches - here we go again!

Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
There are severe weather warnings in place for much of northern & western Britain for the next couple of days - for heavy rain and gale force winds. The map is the met office warning of areas likely to be affected for Thursday/Friday
 

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2cvbloke

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
Messages
9,761
My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
Fingers crossed the recent roof repairs hold up, BBC NWT has said it'll be rough, so, here's hoping... :eek:

Any dishes on tyres should be brought indoors I think... :D
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
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10,918
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
..If I heard it right ..
NW news around lunchtime suggested around 10 inches of rain to fall in cumbria thursday/friday.

gawd help 'em..
O-no

VS
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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30,451
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Analoguesat said:
There are severe weather warnings in place for much of northern & western Britain for the next couple of days - for heavy rain and gale force winds. The map is the met office warning of areas likely to be affected for Thursday/Friday

That green rain looks nasty
 
thecaretaker

thecaretaker

Regular Member
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265
Location
Lat: 50.86021 Long: 0.52973
My Satellite Setup
VU+ Ultimo, Duo2
85cm Fracarro Penta dish
Inverto BLACK Ultra QUAD
My Location
South East Coast, England
I lost all but the strongest of channels on Tuesday. After braving the elements and going up the ladder in the wind and rain, I found that the pole had turned in the TK bracket. I realigned it and made sure the bolts were done up tighter. So far it has held up.

Lord I hate wind!!!
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
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26,098
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
"It's howling, Captain Mainwaring, howling I tell ye"

A dressing gown and slippers day here in Sheep City.
 
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NOSMO

Member
Messages
43
My Satellite Setup
Gibertini 1.5
Inverto black ultra, quad.
Pace 2600 C1
Humax freesat hd
My Location
MADRID, SPAIN
Did someone say wind and heavy rain, i see just blue skies:-rofl2
 
owencutajar

owencutajar

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3
My Satellite Setup
DM 800HD
My Location
Isle of Man
Forecast says 78Km/h winds here in the Isle of Man ... better hold on tight
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Up to 10 inches of rain forecast for some of the Cumbria fells! :eek:

Wet and miserable here in the Borders - the school playing field is rapidly waterlogging, but no really heavy stuff (yet)
 
Topper

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
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23,146
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
The slate cladding has been rattling on the loft extensions all night, like a chinese no sleep torture, no sign of it calming down either.

Fields flooded all over the place. It is the alluvial clay from the ice age that was deposited in these valleys when they were formed by that big glacier how ever many millennia ago that keeps the water above ground level.
 
2cvbloke

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
Messages
9,761
My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
Well, it's dry round here, but the wind is still trying to batter things, there's a tree nearby that's still in full leaf, that's getting pounded!!! All the other trees (mostly Sycamores) are bare, so are just roaring in the wind, what a sound (even through DG windows!!)!!! :eek:
 
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A nonymous

Member
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Lets just hope that none of our members have bodged their setups otherwise they could look like the one below :D

This what happens when you bodge an install :( It lasted just under a week before it came down in last week ends gales

And yes it was fun getting it down without causing anymore damage :-doh2

It was only a BT cable that stopped it hitting the deck completely :-lmao

It was later fitted properly and will more than likely last at least 10 years now :D

:-beer

Nano
 

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Zorba

Zorba

Regular Member
Messages
2,201
My Satellite Setup
3m(28.2E),1.5m(19.2E.13E,10E),1m (4W ,7W)1m (?).diseqc 10,sky plus,VU+,telergy iptv.
Satlook nit colour + Horizon hdsm.
My Location
Limassol, Sunny Cyprus
NOSMO said:
Did someone say wind and heavy rain, i see just blue skies:-rofl2
Me too. and 22 degrees :)
Lovely today while 5 floors up transferring a 2.7m dish from the roof to the top of the lift shaft. No walls around us just a straight edge.You lose your fear when sit under the dish and look at the view of the coast and mountains. :cool:
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
My 19E dish - the one on the one on the old car tyre is still standing :D

And pointing in the right direction :-rofl2
 
CROSSBONES

CROSSBONES

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,003
My Satellite Setup
1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
My Location
S.Wales
Tel me about it! Been working down West Wales this week, and most of my service calls were battered dish`s:eek:
 
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wod

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4,213
My Satellite Setup
1m channel master, jaeger smr1224, Inverto black ultra twin, technomate tm-1500ci, broken receiver vantage x221ci, New additions Skybox F5s and technomate tm-5402 HD arriving soon.
My Location
yorkshire
its been a bit windy here today and my dish been shaking, might need to rethink and change the mount its on or add some lashing wire.
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Have a look at the pictureds on Sky News - Cockermouth High Street has a river flowing down it and its about 4 feet deep and VERY fast flowing! :eek:
 
Zorba

Zorba

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2,201
My Satellite Setup
3m(28.2E),1.5m(19.2E.13E,10E),1m (4W ,7W)1m (?).diseqc 10,sky plus,VU+,telergy iptv.
Satlook nit colour + Horizon hdsm.
My Location
Limassol, Sunny Cyprus
Now I remember why I left UK.
But during the last month we have had torrential rain,flash floods,tornados and a couple of minor earthquakes. And my dish installs are still standing :cool:
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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TM 5402HD
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Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
Francis Wilson the Sky news weatherman just said the British 24hr rainfall record will probably be beaten in Cumbria today - (currently 279mm / 11.1 inches!!)
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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UK
So, it's snorkels on then.
 
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