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Wiltshire Moonraker

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  1. The story last year was that they planned to merge with O2 (which would have suited me) but I believe it was referred to The UK competition regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
  2. Just a heads up that Virgin Media are changing their network from EE to Vodafone. This is disastrous as my signal dropped from 75% to 50% and impacted streaming films with buffering & drop outs. Experience has shown that Vodafone has the worst service availability while out cruising. Virgin Media 'Customer Service' could not understand why I wouldn't want this 'improvement' - to 5G) as they called it & refused to terminate the contact without a large fee.
  3. I can empathise with that, never a problem until we went exploring the BCN, generally first class.
  4. Well there's a funny thing: The entry for Gordon in Canalplan comes up with a Springer of 38ft ish perhaps its been lengthened, which might explain the newer looking gas locker. Gordon Built by Springer UK Ltd - Length : 11.66 metres ( 38 feet 3 inches ) - Beam : 2.02 metres ( 6 feet 8 inches ) - Draft : 0.01 metres ( 0 feet ). Metal hull N/A power of 30 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 72683 as a Powered Motor Boat. ( Last updated on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 )
  5. The direct link to "Then & Now" seems to be https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jul/25/the-dramatic-transformation-of-britains-canals-photographs-then-and-now (I couldn't find it the first time around ? )
  6. @tree monkey CRT are sending a crane to fish it out; left Gloucester Docks this morning should be with you soon if it does't get stuck in any bridge 'oles
  7. Maybe it's because of this sad story? "Police are scouring the River Severn after a reports of a teenager falling into the water." https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-search-river-severn-after-16507299
  8. I think you'll find it was Multi-Coloured Swap Shop you are all thinking of, hosted by Noel Edmonds with Keith Chegwin, John Craven and, from 1978, the object of your adolescent (or later) attentions Maggie Philbin!
  9. Thanks for the 'heads up' about this I can now confirm that a Virgin SIM works in a Huawei E5186s-22a router and I can now use my 2500 minutes. ?
  10. Getting back to the OP's original question I believe the "14 mm" end is in fact a 1/4 inch "standpipe" end (verify by measuring the pipe) in which case bes.co.uk list this and other lengths supplied with nut and olive. Hope this is helpful.
  11. Just responding to @jonesthenuke's request for instructions.
  12. I have fitted one of the Hall Effect meters, details & instructions here on Aliexpress I successfully extended the Hall Effect cables to reach the batteries.
  13. I am getting an error message too "This site can’t be reached www.canalworld.net’s server IP address could not be found." I am using Linux Mint & Opera Browser but if I switch on VPN it connects OK
  14. That little cleat is the connection for a radio suppressor & is connected to the positive rectifier plate. This photo might help identifying stuff.
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