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  1. "2022 Red River Flood" Aerial views http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/05/20/2022-red-river-flood/
  2. From what I've met I'd have suggested the external aerial, the different power supply and the Faraday cage - the radio room at the local Royal Flying Doctor radio repair room was done in brass mosquito type gauze and all solder jointed. And one you're not likely to have. A lot of the rural electricity supply in Oz is done with Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) lines. Single wire in at 19,000 volts transformed to 240 volts and return by earth. The earth is 4 large buried copper plates. It has a limit (IIRC) of around 5 hp for motors and the big ones are wired 480 volts (split phase I think is the term). Now we are on a sandhill which is not the best earthing conditions. It took a while to learn that our radio interference was time to put the lawn sprays on the earth area
  3. Might help explain - "Where Has All The Diesel Gone? Long Time Passing…" https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2022/05/19/where-has-all-the-diesel-gone-long-time-passing/
  4. But, Mike, as Kipling said "A scrimmage in a Border Station — A canter down some dark defile — Two thousand pounds of education Drops to a ten-rupee jezail — The Crammer's boast, the Squadron's pride, Shot like a rabbit in a ride!" https://allpoetry.com/Arithmetic-on-the-Frontier
  5. Well I just put on another batch of home brew beer. And the cost of living has gone up $A10 since the last one. Mind you a batch is 120 litres so it isn't rising at the same rate as fuel.
  6. There is that sign "We aim to please. You aim too, please" And one of the choruses of Eskimo Nell
  7. A friend had one about 1965. They had a pretty high allowable payload for the era but were rough as a result. He and a friend were driving around the ranch and he drew his friend's attention to a "something" outside the boundary and asked "What's that". The answer was "Probably a bloody Datsun someone didn't want"
  8. I'm not sure that using them is a driver option. A friend bought a new Volvo truck which was limited to 100 km. He pointed out that here in Queensland he was allowed 110 km. The answer was to work out a legal residence in the NT and get it done there.
  9. Way back in BC you got introduced to "arithmetic" and graduated to "mathematics". Neither of which seemed to explain how airlines calculated fares
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commer The front of that one doesn't look like any Hillman I remember Have a look at the "300 models" here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Bluebird https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datsun_Truck
  11. IIRC if you got nailed back then you were on "dangerous driving" and had to prove you weren't. Last time I drove there the limit was a modest 140kmh. Now down to 130 (80 mph) or less on the open road. With their distances they are getting close to the description of the US reduction from 70 mph to 55 mph as "Taking the crossing of Texas from a journey to a career"
  12. I saw in an Alice Springs (Australia) newspaper report years ago of a highway blitz where they got a truck at 197 km/h (122 mph)
  13. https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/my-1957-morris-minor-utility-28495 I'd say not
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