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Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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You forgot to wear shoes, didn't you? :-rofl2
Remembered shoes, forgot dressing gown.

Court appearance in three days.....
 
Captain Jack

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Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Nah, he's bonkers enough to be Presiding Magistrate.
 
Captain Jack

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There's a look...
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
According to the BBC weather forecast it could be the coldest early May Bank Holiday on record! :eek:
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
According to the BBC weather forecast it could be the coldest early May Bank Holiday on record! :eek:

We had a brief flurry of snow an hour ago :-wow
 
2cvbloke

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
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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
Definitely not hanging my hammock out today, it's bluddy freezing!! :blink:
 
jeallen01

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Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
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We are out to the local RHS centre, Wisley in about an hour. Very sunny but there is a distinct nip in the air even this far south.
 
Topper

Topper

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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
Is it a rerun of Pearl Harbour?
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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Not in May.

It's VE anniversary day this week. 8th/9th depending on the nationality / date line.
 
Topper

Topper

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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
Ah not kamakazi week then
 

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Channel Hopper

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Not quite hot enough to boil a monkey's derriere.

The thermometer has topped out - for now - at 32.5C in the shade.
 
Channel Hopper

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Ah, mercury rising again. Up to 33.4C
 
Channel Hopper

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Meanwhile, in Northern Greece.


A number of tourists have perished.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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A 150 second exposure of what went on last night. Not your usual storm though I was witness to something similar near Lecco many years ago, where the mountains that were visible from the campsite we were staying simply vanished behind blackness, one by one over about five minutes. We managed to get to the main hut just as the storm arrived, tents and motorbikes on the site were blown about and then submerged to a depth of about 30-40cms ofLightning.jpg grass and mud.
We stayed overnight and were provided lashings of beer followed by grappa to aid strength for the morning dig.
 
Captain Jack

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Forecasted to be up to +36C in South East this week... far too hot.
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
Forecasted to be up to +36C in South East this week... far too hot.
Already WAY beyond +36C!

Latest Met Office update at 17.00 said a new record of 38.1C, and I saw between 39C and 41.5C on the car's dashboard readout when I took stuff (cut the Front Hedge this morning before the Sun got TOO hot!) to the recycling centre earlier this afternoon.

We also had a warning from our neighbourhood PCSO not to take the dogs (we don't have one, so not a problem for us :D ) for walks because they might burn their paws - probably true, but still funny:-rofl2.
 
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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
We flew back into Tours from the UK on Tuesday. The car thermometer read 45C when we got in and didn't drop below 40C until we were half way home.
 
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