Goodbye radio

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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by Clipper » 05 Dec 2017, 12:55

NightProwler wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 12:53
Tigersaw wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 11:45
I'm moving to GW soon.. hope its not as bad as it sounds
GW? :think:
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by NightProwler » 05 Dec 2017, 12:59

Ummmm :think:
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by Clipper » 05 Dec 2017, 13:16

NightProwler wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 12:59
Ummmm :think:
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by Tigersaw » 05 Dec 2017, 13:26

Should be OK, found a house with electricity, and even the internet

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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by NightProwler » 05 Dec 2017, 14:17

Either im having a blonde moment or im totally missing something, But what or where is GW? :think:
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by Tigersaw » 05 Dec 2017, 14:19

GW is Wales, as Scotland is GM, as Jersey is GJ etc

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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by NightProwler » 05 Dec 2017, 14:54

Tigersaw wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 14:19
GW is Wales, as Scotland is GM, as Jersey is GJ etc
Oh yes of course {bnghd} :lol:
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by thedeerhunter270 » 05 Dec 2017, 16:31

Tigersaw wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 11:45
I'm moving to GW soon.. hope its not as bad as it sounds
I grow up in Southampton - but I left about 7 years ago for something different. See a lot more snow...
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by Tigersaw » 05 Dec 2017, 17:18

I bet, been here 11 years and only ever seen a sprinkling

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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by TheCaptain » 05 Dec 2017, 19:30

All the best with the rocking NP.....I'm sure you'll be prowling about the frequencies again at some stage when the times right bud
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by Admiral » 05 Dec 2017, 19:42

Afraid I can't talk you out of it, I have been concentrating on one of my other hobbies recently and haven't TX'd for a good few months, I sometimes have a scanner going in the background, but radio in general has hit its seven year ebb again for me.
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by beamer320i » 05 Dec 2017, 20:25

But what is it about radio that keeps us in it's clutches?!? I've had quite a few hobbies over the years and none has captivated me like CB/freeband radio...I haven't been without a radio or some kind of setup in over 31 years.

I used to be into radio controlled airplanes. Started off with the guideline planes then went all out and bought a remote control setup. Great fun while it lasted (2 years) but very costly! Funny thing now is that I have no interest whatsoever in the hobby, and never will again.

Can't explain it, wish I could - There is something 'magical' about picking up the mic and having a chat to someone. Of course, I count myself lucky because I do actually have some people to talk to, but even when it goes dead round here every now and then I still monitor whilst I'm working at home etc..

Most of my collection has gone now, I'm down to 20(!) radio's but the ones I have kept look good on my shelf and get rotated every month or so. In time, even they will be sold but I will always have a radio - As I said, there's something that always pulls me back.

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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by NightProwler » 05 Dec 2017, 21:08

Funny thing is I went to start emptying the shack today but when I walked in I didnt know where to start, Too much stuff everywhere so I sat down and put 555 on and I was amazed to hear local voices. I just dont know where to start, If I had a camera I could take some photos and sell a few of them but my camera died and my mobile phone is from the arc. When I do get around to it I might just leave one setup in the kitchen, Believe it or not that was my wifes idea. Yep radio is in the blood, I have also been running a 15W pirate radio station on 104.4 FM for the last 12 months, I might keep that going.
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by cb4ever104 » 06 Dec 2017, 10:46

NightProwler wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 21:08
I might just leave one setup in the kitchen
So it's not really goodbye then :)
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Re: Goodbye radio

Post by NightProwler » 06 Dec 2017, 20:56

Well to be honest im not going to because I know I will come home one day and find bits of Yaesu all over the kitchen floor as my kids destroy everything I own {bnghd}
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