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  1. Went to Lam at Barnsley (actually Hoyland Common) on Saturday morning. What an alladin's cave. Bought a 5/8 aerial. Will fit it up when I get time. He says that I probably won't need a TVI filter these days, as the TV signals are now digital rather than analogue.
  2. There's no SSB on the new rig I've got, but one of the settings does give AM on the CEPT (US) 40 channels. Interestingly, it can also get the 40 channels below the CEPT ones, but of course they are illegal to use in the UK, and you would not expect me to try those, would you !!!
  3. My handle is the same as it was all those years ago. Mike Echo Bravo Oscar = MEBO If you are wondering why, check out the website below.
  4. Having freaked out and purchased a CB rig (re-living my youth, again), I was disappointed with not hearing hardly anyone on there. Has everyone migrated to chatrooms on the internet, or are there a few die-hards still out there. If there are, bar for Maplins, is there anywhere else in Sheffield where you can still get CB stuff, as I'm planning on getting a homebase antenna and a TVI filter, but I'd rather see it "in the flesh", rather than purchasing over the internet.
  5. I have been looking to see if there is a car boot at Bowshaw this Sunday. The front page says dates TBC, and the number given says "the number you have dialled has not been recognised" when you ring it. Can anyone confirm either way ? Thanks
  6. Once won a goldfish from Lings that lasted for years (unlike the half hour they usually did). The whole of the family were stunned.
  7. PS join us today for a bank holiday special . Re- living the memories of 1970-74
  8. I live down the road road from Jolly Gees (aka The John O' Gaunt) . What times. Brilliant. I do miss the CB of that era, it's like the Facebook of today. Breaker Break 1-4 for a copy. Times move on , unfortunately. Where did all the CB shops go ???
  9. I DID say sensible answers !!!! Power socket in bedroom is behind some cabinets and not easily accessible (especially by wives), and she doesn't like fiddling with such things.
  10. I have recently purchased one of these TV's for the bedroom. It does strange things in the middle of the night and wakes us up !! It appears from scouring the internet that there is a "receiver upgrade" facility that checks itself at 3.00 am. Does anyone know how to either disable this function, or alter the time so it does it's thing at, say 10.30 am, when we are not in the bedroom trying to get some kip !! Serious comments/help would be much appreciated. It's driving the wife mad.
  11. Only the very same - so you remember the moped then, everybody taking turns on it on the fields beyond the tip. They would have us all shot these days for doing such a thing
  12. I've remembered the surname of the Mick I was thinking of - Mick Dawn
  13. I must be thinking of another Mick - apologies
  14. Did Mick Belk live on Plowright (the one at the bottom)
  15. Then why bother posting in this thread ???
  16. I was there until '68, and yes Bill Machin was a swine. A PE teacher who HATED football. It was always cricket, Winter in the gym and Summer in the nets outside (we never actually played a game of it ). He once caned me for nowt, and it didn't half hurt as we weren't allowed to wear underpants under our shorts (the pervert). We I left, I thought I would never see him ever again. I joined BT as an apprentice and went to Granville College on a block release course. Guess who took us for games - yes that **** man!!!!! He used to take us cross country running around Dore, but only actually joined in on the last bit. I told the lads on the course what he'd done to me and they agreed to set him up. Part of the cross-country course went alongside a lake and he joined the group just before the turn. Usually people would converge so they could get round the corner, but this time they didn't. Bill ended up on the outside and ran out of room, straight into the lake He staggered out of there with that stupid tracksuit now completely waterlogged (don't they hold some water), screaming obscenities, threatening to get us all expelled from college. On our return to college, we were all taken to the Principle's office, but when it emerged that no-one had actually pushed him etc, and in fact it was his own fault that he ended up in the lake, it was him that ended up leaving the college after other teachers had heard his foul-mouth rants at everyone. So all ends well, and he finally got his cum-uppence, and I would like to personally thank the lads from British Steel who were on that block release course in '68 for sorting that ***** out for me. Cheers Lads - wherever you are these days.
  17. We went to Ingoldmells in the mid 70's. The caravan we stayed in had been converted to electric light, but still had the gas mantles in it, but you still had to use the toilet block. My caravan now has a 26" widescreen telly in the room, and a 21" in the bedroom (both freeview), I have mobile broadband for the laptop and, of course, the mobile phone - how times have changed.
  18. Robo, did you ever visit the discos at the Royal Oak mid 70's, or are you too young for that ??
  19. Are Mods allowed to post such things on here ? LOL
  20. For Dave (wart) I remember Graham Walker from around '67 ish. I bumped into him one day 21 years ago at the old Jessops Hospital where his wife/girlfriend was due to give birth. When I told him I was there because my daughter was imminently due to give birth herself, he nearly had heart failure !!!
  21. That's got to be the strangest "chat up" I've ever heard of - the things people will do to get noticed :D:D
  22. Thanks all for your contributions. I knew I could rely on you lot to help
  23. There was an article in tonight's star about Alan Dale the DJ, whom I remember quite well from the mid 70's when I used to stand in for him at the Ball Inn on Mansfield Road (Wednesday evenings) if he was on holiday. It set me thinking, if he is a contributer to this forum. Or does anyone remember him.
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