Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Stolen Radio On St John's Ambulance Repeater

So Creamfields was held in Warrington in the north west of the UK this weekend and the event was supported by St John's Ambulance. The comms made interesting listening on FM VHF and I listened for a few hours to stories of 13 and 14 year olds overdosing on drugs, young girls passed out drunk, numerous fights and all sorts of chaos which I'm sure eclipsed the whole point of the event for a lot of people who attended.

The highlight for me was when a young girl stole a radio from on the of the St John's crew and started causing havoc on the repeater. Audio is in the video below.

G0BSD Abuse

Some audio of Dave G0BSD being hounded on 2m the other night. I know he's not innocent in all of it but he never instigates the abuse he receives on a daily basis whilst on air. He is targeted when he comes on by keyers, squeakers and whisperers who make personal and vile comments to him about his family. Disgusting. Leave him alone!

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Part 2

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dangerous Solar USB Power Bank

I bought a cheap USB solar power bank off eBay about 18 months ago to use in emergencies when I need to charge a phone, torch or radio etc. I only paid about £10 and it worked pretty well.

It's been in its case in the shack unused for about 6 months and when I was having a clear out the other day I found that the lipo cells inside had swollen. They had pushed the solar panel off the top of the unit!

Luckily I caught it, these things burn well!