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  1. Why does the SAR / Coastguard helicopter land at Parkwood springs still? Is it too big for the hospital landing pads?
  2. Other parts of country will be different transmitters so not really applicable to your case. Do you know which transmitter you are on- where abouts are you and which way is your Ariel pointing? This is an excellent site for information; https://www.aerialsandtv.com/knowledge/transmitters and their shop is here in Hillsborough. Do you have just the one TV fed from the one Ariel? if not are other TV's ok? are your neighbours receiving terrestrial tv ok ? (obviously if there are only using sky or cable or internet tv then not applicable) , Are you using a splitter to get the signal from one Ariel to more than one tv. If you identify your transmitter you can look for issues with that transmitter. If you go into your TVs setup menu you should find some where it shows the signal strength and quality, you may have strong signal but poor quality indicating interference. Check on all muxes being used especially the one carrying ITV channels. How modern is your Ariel and cabling, is it from the old analogue days in which case often not good enough for modern digital signal and the transmitted frequencys have changed so your ariel may struggle for some of the frequencies now being used and a more appropriate ariel needed (wider bandwidth) We have a TV in the kitchen which has a dodgy connection from its ariel socket to its circuit board which effects its reception ( i will get a round tuit one of these days, just keep wiggling it for now) it can be one or more of so many things.
  3. History will remember it all started in Llandudno.
  4. I suppose you did't get much for £140 million all those years back in 2016, no doubt the people who have pocketed the cash are saying 4 years is a long time in IT, it's a shame with all the money they got they didn't chuck in an old server gratis to give public access to the web cams. https://www.capita-one.co.uk/resources/article/sheffield-city-council-extends-contract-capita
  5. You really need to identify if the problem is with uhf freeview or the broadband so you know who to deal with, what are you looking at whilst the problem is occurring, can you see signal strength and quality readings on the youview box for freeview channels? I suspect uhf if picture going blotchy or pixelated as as the tv plays whatever it gets no matter how nonsensical whereas broadband streams with a buffer often checked that the info is as sent which usually causes frames to just freeze. Down the uhf side there are lots of possibilities - interference which can be external (we suffer due to the metal work of the football ground) or internal - is there a splitter or 2 aerials? signals can bounce back from one end affecting the other and all manner of other weird things happen. I had a splitter that was great on all but one mux frequency which loses all the channels on that muz. Aerials and cabling deteriorate over time and there has been some messing about with transmitters (s6 would normally be crosspool). It depends on how good your aerial guy was as to his examination ruling out an uhf problem, the guy in hillsborough https://www.aerialsandtv.com/ is good technically, his website is one of the best in the country in my opinion. If its broadband then i presume it will be openreach job ( although can still be affected by interference), talktalk will want you to plug the router directly into the test socket eliminating all the rest of the houses phone line wiring. Incidentally we are having issues with talktalk (mines just basic slowband) and i have noticed there has been work going on - new cabling to some of the tellywag posts so might be connected. I was hoping it might go away on its own so i don't have to have an engineer traipsing around the house, its manageable at the moment so i am going to soldier on for now. ps. i am in s6 and i have reported my broadband so that was less than honest of them for starters, i find the community forum site https://community.talktalk.co.uk/ better than the direct help ( i was chatting about my problem and he just disapeared never to be heard of again, how rude.
  6. Have a google about, i first read the statement quite a few years ago made by evinrude their etac engine but other manufactures are developing similar, KTM for one. I have read Subaru were working on one. You get better torque for the same revs with 2 stroke, either can have valve timing tuned to peak at whatever revs you want, it was just easier with no valves to bounce. Firing every stroke a big advantage in engines with less than 3 cylinders unless connected to a big flywheel and then having 4 cyl 2 stroke is like having a 8 cyl very smooth very responsive. My old GPZ600r was Kawasaki's 4 stroke 4 cyl challenge to the suzuki / yamaha 500cc 2 stroke 4 cyl bikes but made considerably less power/ torque peaking at 1000 rpm more than they did and heavier to boot. And then there's the diesel 2 stroke and the king of engines the Deltic (max power @ 1500rpm) first loco that beat steam on BHP, so good one loco got pulled out of a museum for active service twice, but as hammy used to say that's another story.
  7. Said it before but...., i pay around 50p a mile in road fund licence as i rarely use the car, the annual mileage is known when MOT'ed so there should be a refund for people who leave the car and walk to the gym. Present system encourages people to use there car as the have paid so much. My car does a lot less damage to the environment than most hybrids and even some electric cars but i have to pay a lot more. Or do the environmental tax at source on the fuel itself .... oh wait they already do that. Go back to road fund license being tax to pay for the roads - proportional to the damage/wear done by the vehicle oh and lets have that little bit of paper back for the window, make it out of recycling the tons of paper crap pushed through my letter box each day. Now look you've set me off again.
  8. Modern fuel injected 2 strokes with special oil are more environmentally friendly than equivalent 4 stroke.
  9. http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=4008&view=findpost&p=22605 If the link works properly hollis terrace is just off upperthorpe road where it bends. It is just under the last letter "E" of the large word UPPERTHORPE on the left. You may need to zoom in to see it, its written over the houses.
  10. Its worth having one of these plug in energy meters and keep checking the energy usage of fridges and freezers, as the compressor gets worn the energy usage can go up quite a lot, enough to justify the cost of a new one. It would tell you when the heater element is on or compressor is running by the current being drawn. Those with small evaporator and fan are killed by iceing up, i have known them when door left open ice so severely up and then heater although working not being able to defrost, had to leave to defrost for 24hours or like you manually defrost. but once defrosted ok until some nit left door open again. I had one (in damp cellar) where the defrost timer died, it was a geared motor type job (possibly electronic now) i temporary fitted a switch to manually defrost and ran the energy meter and found it was running 10 times as much energy as newer one upstairs so wasn't worth fixing, picked up a second hand freezer whose lower energy consumption paid for itself in one year.
  11. anybody else completely lost signal or do i have to go on the roof
  12. What were Claytons ice cream vans called? i remember seeing the "Ronksley's", "mr whippy" Manfredi vans name but i can't remember Claytons being called by their own name - at least written in big letters on the side of the van. I remember the guy who regularly came up our road (bit of a grumpy chap never smiled - dealing with screaming kids all day probably would make any body like that though), my dad knew the Claytons and asked him how his dad was doing so presumably hew was one of the Clayton family but i just can't see the name on the side of the van.
  13. i don't remember it but typing "Betsy Hammy" in google came up with; https://lesserknownwaifus.tumblr.com/post/169909855369/betsy-hammy-from-the-1982-shippams-top-of-the and is this it;
  14. I have my missus keep her key in a tin, i told her what it was so now she tells people she keeps her key in a Friday cage! bless Better safe and all that. Not making light of your situation, i have had more than £20000 of gear and van nicked which the police could have easily caught but preferred not to, i never recovered losing so much gear i had collected over many years and like quite a few of my mates gave up and would no longer work as a mobile tradesman. The odds are stacked too much against you. You non trades persons who think this thieving scum are just a bit cheeky and making a living, no real harm done - don't complain at your extortionate charges for some person coming to your home to to a job. They are often having to pay a second guy for security as well as massive insurance charges.
  15. Finally a decision has been made, not the best use of that particular piece of land sure but at least some investment in this very run down area. I suppose whilst ever we rely totally on development by the private sector we have to accept the best they offer. I thought i would resurrect this thread as for some reason it seems to be getting joined up with the lidl at malin bridge. To me they are very separate conversations each with their own debate with there own issues. Also you can never get tired of that video
  16. I like malware bytes but it will only deal with whats conventionally recognised as malware, some times what one person calls malware is another persons desirable program, or at least allowed advertising so there is a good chance it won't solve many of your problems. A nice bit of free software is cc cleaner https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download run the cleaner and registry fixer and go to the "tools" then "startup", turn automatic startup off for everything you don't want to automatically start up (i turn everything off- easy to turn back on if missing it) also the same with "browser plugins" . Also i use sADBLOCK with the crome browser to reduce the crapvertising we are constantly bombarded with (drop the first lowercase "s" i had to but it in as the forum blocks the real name) The way of the modern world is its a constant battle to keep a pc in good working order, microsoft being bad enough and part of the problem.
  17. I have used https://www.fixmystreet.com/ about 6 years ago after getting no luck with direct report to council site, afterwards i got an email from council saying i didn't need to report it via them and should report it directly to the council site, the repair seemed to get sorted then. I felt the "showing the dirty washing in public" - high lighting it publicly more seemed to help the motivation. Worth a try .
  18. search for mythbusters on this one, they tried many attempts to ignite a petroleum vapour atmosphere with mobile phones with no success, however they did get an ignition from some nylon clothing . However when it comes to health and safety most organisations don't let facts get in the way of rules. i can now see all customers being asked to remove any synthetic clothing before filling with petrol
  19. https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/analogueradio/Skew_Hill Originally I.B.A. Now that everything has been given over to private companies i don't know who operates them, Arqiva operate most but I haven't seen any thing where they admit to this one.
  20. Credit card, i don't know if there is any protection with it might have to look into it, used paypal before to sort out dispute they are very good and definitely my preferred way of paying online. You don't expect to have to fight and take action against companies like Aldi for failure to supply purchased goods, the biggest issue has to be the fact you are just being ignored and if it is Hermes fault it is still down to Aldi to use a decent delivery company.
  21. I've been waiting for a delivery from Aldi who are using Hermes for 18 days when Aldi said 3 to 7 days. I keep looking on the Hermes tracking site twice now it said it was out for delivery I waited in all day but no delivery came sooo annoying 😒 . I keep sending emails to aldi, got a reply to the first one 7 days later otherwise its just automated replys. 😩 I have been asking for my money back but just no reply. I am not waiting in again stuff 'em Extremely rubbish service, communication is diabolical and the Hermes tracking is the biggest joke. I think i need to report it to some consumer watch dog if such thing exists
  22. There is a big kingfisher place just a bit further down river.
  23. I threw some away myself years ago, i doubt they will be much support as its all available up to date for free on the internet: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2562194. along with other resources. You may have to register.
  24. Is it for grass outside? these would offer some protection and still allow water through, depends on how heavy the plant is i suppose. https://www.toolstation.com/grass-protector-mat/p23709
  25. Is this it perhaps; https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PV3OJ5NYGCK00
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