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  1. That is our fault for not getting rid of the antiquated RFD (with all its stupid inconsistencies) for good and putting its cost in our fuel price. Anyone seen Slim recently? Someone said he was summat to do with this. Even if that was apocryphal, he spent enough time on here supporting the present daft fund raising method.
  2. Band IV and V TV was 470-806 MHz but digital has freed up channels 60-69 which is 749-806 MHz. 5g comes in many bands like n78 at around 3.5 GHz but band n29 uses the old ch 60-69 frequencies so finlo was partly right. Not sure where they use N29 though....
  3. Don't think Donny has thought that through (no surprise there...) Surely only idiots would agree that it's worth a try but wouldn't that decimate his fan base?
  4. As an atheist, I suddenly find myself preoccupied by Ascension Day, which is a first.
  5. @ Rog's triggering post Having been to Peenemünde , the museum there showed that the reality would have been that they would have targeted every single UK city and its civilian population had the technically amazing V2 been flying 1-2 years earlier with sufficient numbers. There is little doubt this would have changed the outcome of the war they started. In fact after development and production was moved to Nordhausen they were trying to work out if they could increase the range as far as New York. Mind you with a fuel burn of over 2 tonnes a minute, it might have been quite a technological challenge. Dresden was wrong but let's not get misty eyed about the Nazi intention. They would have done much worse to us had this truly awesome weapon been available earlier.
  6. Good job you don't write the IET on site guide.
  7. Good one Albert. Daft thing is, I'm not a teacher anyway and never have been.
  8. SJR still stalking me around this forum all these years later trying to bully based on his hate of teachers. (it's all there if you go a rooting, but you'd have to be mighty bored....) Jeez, SJR you must have the smallest willy on the island.......
  9. Has anyone checked these new IOM post prices out which start today? I have a packet to go to the UK today 35x22x12 cm with a weight of 1.6kg which is non-urgent. IOM post cost looks like £7.74 UK Post Office same but going the other way looks like £3.10 WTF? It's more than double! It's now going Hermes, collected, for £6.65
  10. They showed that a few weeks ago regarding the re-taxing of a rare 1937 Excelsior that has lived here years although only brought out at the TT. In fact they issued a tax disc and then demanded it back. One of my jobs this week is to export it to the UK where it will pay ZERO rfd but you're right. They couldn't care less.
  11. Indeed finlo but just driving the point home.
  12. Just a few more figures to mull over. The two old vehicles mentioned produce a max of 672 kg of CO² per year added together. The new one? 1460 kg/year! Sooo.. I think the old ones are paying £1.22/kg C0² and the new one 4.6p/kg. Has anyone in gov the balls to come on here and justify that? I am well aware that this is anecdotal evidence based on our particular needs and furthermore that CO² is hardly the be all and end all of assessing environmental impact or health concerns. What would be interesting is determining what the real full life CO² output of each vehicle is and what the full life tax is. That would make this look worse. MUCH worse. I was sort of OK with this as one of these would have paid half tax in 4 years but that looks like becoming 9 years away if these proposals go through.By then the econutters will have probably forced them off the road anyway. In 9 years at current figures just one of these old vehicles will pay £1305 more rfd than if it lived in the UK. That is of course assuming they remain taxed all year every year. If one of the old ones lived in the UK, it would be in a nice warm garage on a SORN paying nothing all winter.
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