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by Tako_Kichi
14 Jan 2021, 21:58
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Sonic Booms and the Reactions
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

According to Wikipedia (short form): The "boom" is experienced when there is a sudden change in pressure; therefore, an N-wave causes two booms – one when the initial pressure-rise reaches an observer, and another when the pressure returns to normal. This leads to a distinctive "doubl...
by Tako_Kichi
14 Jan 2021, 15:38
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Sonic Booms and the Reactions
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

I remember taking a two week camping holiday in Cornwall in the mid 80's and wondering why I heard a farmer firing both barrels of a shotgun most weekdays at a little after 10 in the morning. Intrigued after a few days of this I spoke to the campsite manager one morning just after the bangs went off...
by Tako_Kichi
13 Jan 2021, 15:24
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Dumb Animals?
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Dumb Animals?

That wouldn't work with our dog. Any treats closer than 3 feet (1m) are consumed within 0.0039721 of a second! ;)
by Tako_Kichi
11 Jan 2021, 14:54
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: RIP Gerry Marsden
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: RIP Gerry Marsden

Another sad loss, I saw the news on the day he died and had to go and listen to a couple of his tunes on YouTube. Whenever I hear Ferry Across The Mersey I am transported way back in time to a day-trip my late grandmother took me on in the mid 60's. She used to look after me during the day during sc...
by Tako_Kichi
08 Jan 2021, 17:20
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: My wife told me.
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: My wife told me.

...RANT ON As far as I am concerned the virus is real, deadly (to some) and is not being effectively controlled by the mass populations around the world and the gross stupidity of a few is making it worse for the many! Back in the UK I have had a cousin affected in the first wave. She was young(ish)...
by Tako_Kichi
25 Dec 2020, 14:42
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Hope this works...
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Hope this works...

Thanks Graham, very much appreciated and Merry Xmas to all on here. It's a quiet one for us this year as Ontario is going into lock-down again tomorrow and we had the grandkids over yesterday to do a present exchange. The youngest daughter has been in the USA for a couple of months visiting her fian...
by Tako_Kichi
11 Dec 2020, 16:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Must Really Get a Life!!
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: Must Really Get a Life!!

A coincidence Larry - I too was in RAYNET for some years. We once provided emergency radio cover for the RAC rally when it passed through a forest near here. We also covered the annual marathons etc. here. Cheers Dave M(oly) A small world Dave! I used to cover the Potteries Marathon in Stoke-on-Tre...
by Tako_Kichi
11 Dec 2020, 15:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Must Really Get a Life!!
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: Must Really Get a Life!!

Larry, Dale, how I envy you actually being part of a motorsport which sadly does not attract the same sort of attention now as it probably did during the last century. Hi Nigel, rallying was just one aspect of motorsport I got involved with during my younger years. Before rallying I used to marshal...
by Tako_Kichi
10 Dec 2020, 14:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Must Really Get a Life!!
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: Must Really Get a Life!!

Being Welsh, my favourite is the Severn Rally Stage very demanding but satisfying if you get it right. There was a time in the late 70's when I used to marshall at Welsh rallys. A good friend worked for the Post Office telecom training college and thus could join the Civil Service Motoring Associat...