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    cracking stuff. didn't know there was one around there, some really interesting features to it.


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    Thank God for that, for a moment I thought someone had found our St Ives post and me unable to get at it, Nicely Done Miss Rubex, I owe you one.
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    Very nice report and nice history too. Pretty cool they could pump the mast up to transmit in an emergency rather than have it standing at all times. Shame the xmtr is no longer there but I guess that would have got cleared out when they left. I noticed how thick the copper is for the grounding - they really wanted stuff earthed well in there! Brilliant photos too btw!
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    Thanks for the kind comments everyone, I really enjoyed having a look in here :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNarrator View Post
    I noticed how thick the copper is for the grounding - they really wanted stuff earthed well in there!
    This simply reduces the skin effect when compared to copper wire.

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    Great report and images,some really nice bits still in situ.

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    This Post used to be locked up tight and was in quite good nick inside (it's still not bad).
    Looks like the hatch has been forced at some point. These posts do belong to people so why not just ask the local farmer for permission and if they say no, walk away. After all, they built 1500 of the things so there are plenty of them. Still, nice photos.
    Last edited by bobblehead; 6th Feb 16 at 20:07. Reason: trying to be positive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
    This Post used to be locked up tight and was in quite good nick inside (it's still not bad).
    Looks like the hatch has been forced at some point. These posts do belong to people so why not just ask the local farmer for permission and if they say no, walk away. After all, they built 1500 of the things so there are plenty of them. Still, nice photos.
    Well it didn't look to me like anyone had forced entry recently. As far as I'm aware it's been open since 2012. Oh and they actually built 1,563 of the things and a lot have been demolished. Thanks.
    Last edited by Rubex; 6th Feb 16 at 20:50. Reason: trying not to be a bitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Well it didn't look to me like anyone had forced entry recently. As far as I'm aware it's been open since 2012. Oh and they actually built 1,563 of the things and a lot have been demolished. Thanks.
    NO worries, wasnt implying you forced it, but pictures show that hatch is detached etc

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    Very nice work there
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