Success! I passed the Intermediate exam for Amateur Radio in the UK. This gives me a new callsign of 2E0FWK and the ability to use up to 50W of transmit power. Not that I need it. Most of what I use is 5W and under.
These past few weeks I’ve been revising for the UK Amateur Radio Foundation Licence. I passed with a score of 25 out of 26 questions correct which makes me happy and given me confidence to try for my Intermediate UK Licence.
It’s been two months since we purchased our Xerox 6605. Since then we have blown through a black and magenta toner cartridge. The printer comes with a 3,000 page black toner cartridge and a 2,000 page colour cartridge. Did they last that long?
It’s sad to say that 500 pages into a 3000 page print run, my trusty Xerox decided to drop it’s guts with the most horrendous noise I have ever heard from a printer.
If you get cold called by these guys asking if you would like to sell your business; do not do anything until you have googled their name and read the damning evidence against them.
They have to be one of the worst leech companies ever and you would be crazy to even entertain them in your house let alone over the phone.
From a Church Roof in Cirencester.
We have owned FireTEK for two months and having worked perfectly over the Bonfire Night Season, we were sure this location would test the wireless communication side of the system.
Ebuyer had a daily deal on this monitor and the price dropped to £299 with free Saturday delivery. I have to say that whilst the monitor is not a 4k resolution, it is so much better than those standard 24″ HD monitors that have become the norm.
It’s taken a lot of research but we have finally bitten the bullet and purchased a new Firing System for our company Cotswold Fireworks. There is a huge range of systems available now and when you look, each system will have its positives and negatives. When we started our company in 1998, the choice was pretty much Fire One or Pyromate.
Each year in the 2nd week of August pretty much everyone in the UK Fireworks Industry travels down to Plymouth to watch this competition. It is held over two nights (Tuesday & Wednesday) with three fireworks displays each evening. If you want to visit I advise you to get there early. With 100,000 people watching each night, the city soon becomes gridlocked. The six teams are drawn from a selection of Fireworks companies from all over the UK.
The competition for 2015 was between these six companies (in firing order).
- Tuesday 18th August
- Phoenix Fireworks
- Essex Pyrotechnics
- Wednesday 19th August
- Fantastic Fireworks
- Gala Fireworks
- 1st Galaxy Fireworks
It’s good to see video of our fireworks from a different perspective. Better still is this wedding display was the closest to our base of operations (Cirencester) this year. We could have walked to the venue although carrying the several hundred kilos of fireworks would have hurt us.