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Re: Piccies

Postby Gadge » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:51 pm

Yes and no

We did have filed phones and enugh wire to use them but ended up actually just running twine on the cable as working phones were not really needed for the scenario, its was about emplacing the wire rather than needing to talk on it.

Seemed extra hassle to wire up the field phones when they were not really needed
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Postby Lardassmonkey » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:56 am

If you plan to use the cable idea again gadge I would recommend using some real cable or at least some heavier/thicker string. The string used was too light and thin so it kept slipping off the wheel and fouling, we had to cut & retie it 3 or 4 times in 50m.
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Re: Piccies

Postby Gadge » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:09 am

No problem all a learning curve really, we didnt want to spend uncessary cash on real cable only to have it cut and tied, equally the cable we did have whihc was real was going to be used in other missions.
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Re: Piccies

Postby dieselmonkey » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:18 am

Gadge wrote:No problem all a learning curve really, we didnt want to spend uncessary cash on real cable only to have it cut and tied, equally the cable we did have whihc was real was going to be used in other missions.


i've had an idea about that, i'm going to get some cable and make it up in 10m lengths with a plug and socket on each end so rather than cut, you just have to find the nearest socket and disconnect it. Also means the phones are much more useful and the cable is reusable. :D
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Re: Piccies

Postby Gadge » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:19 am

excellent idea. Will it still roll and spool off with sockets on?>
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Re: Piccies

Postby dieselmonkey » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:23 am

Gadge wrote:excellent idea. Will it still roll and spool off with sockets on?>


yeah, i'll just use small ones. In fact, battery connectors would be perfect as they lock together so the cable won't accidentally come apart.
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Postby BedsnHerts » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:26 am

Not sure the bottom caption is apt though


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Re: Piccies

Postby Lardassmonkey » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:31 am

That sound like an excellent idea for the cables, it also means you don't need to carry anything to cut the cable with (we had to use a bayonet!).
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Re: Piccies

Postby JD7 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:14 am

Good thinking DM
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Re: Piccies

Postby Barrie and Anne » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:32 pm

Anyone got any more pictures yet? Need another fix.
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Re: Piccies

Postby Gadge » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:35 pm

Whose camera was beds and herts taking pics with?

As im sure he took quite a few.
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Re: Piccies

Postby che » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:27 pm

major took a few think alex is going to process them
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Re: Piccies

Postby HeadShot » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:44 pm

Heh, we used wire phones at Wotan but they were mostly used to taunt one-another!
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Re: Piccies

Postby che » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:46 pm

HeadShot wrote:Heh, we used wire phones at Wotan but they were mostly used to taunt one-another!


they were good for a laugh :rofl:
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Re: Piccies

Postby Helga Geerhart » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:48 pm

Yes especially when you tried ringing someone and they didn't answer til the minute you were off again .... comedy moment of the group I was with (Boshman, et al) running back like a bunch of giggling kids to answer the phone to porta :rofl:
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