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  1. verithingeoff

    verithingeoff Sep 10, 2018

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    From Jan 1965 I worked on Type 80, FPS6, Type 13,14,54. Then Type 84 and 85 HF200 etc etc. All long range search radars and height finders. Then I worked for RCA on a very special project called Cobra Mist, you can goole that these days as it's de classified. I also worked on a whole bunch of trawler based radars and WT systems. Great days I loved them[​IMG]
     
  2. GordonL

    GordonL Sep 10, 2018

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    I work for the company formerly known as Ferranti - we have a long history in radars going back to the early 1950s, almost all airborne. Right now I am working on various AESA (Active Electronic Scanned Array) systems for airborne platforms.

     
  3. verithingeoff

    verithingeoff Sep 10, 2018

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    I'm aware of Ferranti as a radar supplier to the RAF, but never worked on any of their products. I did however meet Basil de Ferranti in the 60s, he had a boat moored on the Menai Strait in North Wales and I often helped out on his boat[​IMG]
     
  4. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Sep 10, 2018

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    New spinning clicking thinger
     
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  5. Thalia

    Thalia Sep 11, 2018

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    I just bought one of these dog training collars for my dog. I need to train him because he's been out of control lately. It is said to be the primarily used to correct bad habits such as barking, digging, and chewing. This training collar can transform a misbehave dog into a well obedient dog. What do you think about training your dog?
     
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  6. verithingeoff

    verithingeoff Sep 11, 2018

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    Sorry mate, but that's barbaric. No dog or any other animal should be mistreated like that
     
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  7. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 12, 2018

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    You want to know it's going to give him a real kick so make sure you strap it on your neck and turn it up to FULL to test it before you fit it to the pooch.
     
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  8. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Sep 13, 2018

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    Received directly from WHAM-O a few minutes ago...the Super Duper Ball...

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  9. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Sep 13, 2018

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    I may have accidentally purchased a 77 Honda 400F SS.

    Now.... what to tell the little woman?
     
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  10. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Sep 13, 2018

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    What do you mean by “I may have accidentally purchased...”? That’s like some doofus chick saying “I’m sort of pregnant.” :D
     
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  11. Spruce

    Spruce Sep 13, 2018

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    Just tell her it’s the old one back from service and valeting - unless she’s exceptionally interested in cars that should work.
     
  12. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Sep 14, 2018

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    The deal is still open pending a close examination of the machine in question. So I've bought it, unless its not as promised. Its got 10k on the odometer, and been store inside its whole life, mint, unmolested... and it was my high school grail bike.

    The problem with my wife is that I met her at the side of the road when I stopped to help because her bike had broken down. (cute blond, shorts, two stroke motor bike, nice legs, you'd have stopped too)

    so she'll pick up on the new wheels. she might even want to borrow them.
     
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  13. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Sep 16, 2018

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    Tell the wife you just had to buy it because it reminded you of her.
     
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  14. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Sep 19, 2018

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    Bought a month ago, this went straight away to be remounted. The original mount was the most amateurish effort with packaging tape ... on top of which was a Bonham's sticker. Now mounted with acid-free museum paper and AR glass with all the bells and whistles this little study should be good for a century or more.
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    Roland Vivian Pitchforth was a British war artist and Royal Academician. He spent time in North Africa in the second world war and my best guess is that this little ink study of local fishermen and porters dates to then.
     
  15. superfly

    superfly Oct 3, 2018

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    Rodchop09 Oct 14, 2018

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  17. Professor

    Professor Oct 14, 2018

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    I've seen a boat just like this in the basement of the Field Museum in Chicago. It was found nearly intact at a Tomb dig though the planks were shrunken with age.
    I like to call it "the boat of a million years" .
    Their Egyptian collection was pretty cool, including a complete Mastaba and the mummy of a woman that had been buried there. Her appearance on the sarcophagus lid suggested Minoan dress. Possibly a concubine of a wealthy merchant.
     
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  18. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Oct 21, 2018

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    Bought a planer this week and needed a work stand for it. The basement floor is not level so I really over built the stand. Still needs the out flow table part installed but it is gluing up. 20181021_150813_resized.jpg 20181021_150827_resized.jpg
     
  19. Hijak

    Hijak Oct 21, 2018

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    As awesome as ever I see!:thumbsup:
     
  20. haqq777

    haqq777 Oct 28, 2018

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    I'm a tennis nut. Played DivII college tennis and still play with college kids every now and then. Purchased the RF97A and awaiting strings. Will add to my ever increasing racquet collection of almost 50, much to the wife's disdain.
     
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