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PostSubject: Skipton   Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:18 pm

Had to go down to Bradford today to pick up an old 70s cb radio, yes Im a bit of a geek.





So thought on the way back home I would call into Skipton to kill a bit time and avoid the rush hour traffic on the A1.
This is just a few photos of the town so not an indepth review TBH



It was about 5.30pmish so the town was shutting down











Ive been to Skipton many years ago but I cannot remember seeing canal barges are whatever they are called lol, Im a petrol head not a boat guy 









Lots of new properties around but they are really tastefully built and fit in with the town









Got my eye on you matey















Wish I had more time I would love to have a good look around, the canal walk looked to be very nice











The town looked alot bigger than I remember, lots of bars and restaurants all over the place







This area was full of market stalls, I saw them packing up when I arrived





Every little side street seemed to have a bar and shops








The beast, this has been an excellent car, never kept a taxi as long as this one, it has 183k on the clock now but still sounds good although other parts seem to be getting worn and failing lol. My mate had the same engine in a Skoda and he got 450k before he got rid



Lots of little places to visit around Skipton but I nenver had the time to visit them, this was a last minute excursion.

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:53 am


Thanks for sharing your pics, Daryn  -  I like looking round old market towns.

Rep on the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:02 am

Looks like a lovley place, great photos as usual!
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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:53 pm

Years since we have been there Daryn, rep from me
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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:16 pm

Never been but looks nice. Have a rep mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:40 pm

Nice little blog mate, rep from me as well.clap

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:40 am

Oooh, 120 channels with upper and lower sidebands! Very Happy Nice piece of kit. I take it it's an AM one and not FM?


Lovely little blog / review mate (repped) looks a nice town for a walk round, - not a flat cap or whippet in sight! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:30 am

lol! AM, FM USB, LSB, CW modes hehehe I got 3 off them now, 2 of them fully refurbished as new now. They are all expanded as well, so have 6 banks of 40 channels so 240 channels Thumsup

Nice that someone knows the crack though

I bought one a few years back, refurbished and had it tuned up, showed it on cb forums with a youtube videos, stuck it on ebay and got over £240 I couldn't believe it, not bad for a 70s cb radio, but they are just history to me now, I love the fact that they had been used many years ago and someone saved a small fortune for them and spoke all over the world on them, they were the best cb radio you could buy at the time and many say they are still better than the new stuff coming out now. Love it but shame its not got the popularity it once had

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 pm

The Gov't ruined it by making it legal and using the FM frequency, which no-one wanted. AM was the king.

Not much point in having all them channels though mate, very few others will have them so they won't get used. In fact I doubt that many would have over and above the standard 40 these days.


Go on, spoil me Devil .... what was your handle? lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 pm

You are so wrong Mark, many of the new type radios now have these channels plus alot more. The legal bands are dead for local contacts but when the skip is flowing all the channels are full of operators making contact all over the world. Its massive when it flows Ill have to video it for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:40 pm

Oh, ok, - you mean people still have them as mobile units? You don't see many round here, one in a thousand, maybe more than that.

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:56 pm

yeah I have to admit not many mobile operators now, not even much activity until the skip is flowing, operators just want long distance contacts now and not bothered about local chitchat

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:01 pm

Daryn wrote:
yeah I have to admit not many mobile operators now, not even much activity until the skip is flowing, operators just want long distance contacts now and not bothered about local chitchat

Probably because they can't understand you Daryn. wtf

lolol lolol lolol lolol

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Cheeky bugga lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:50 pm

Not enough bear'ns are interested lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:50 pm

Which is a reet clart wtf lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Skipton   Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:28 pm

Haha pmsl, your learning matey hebe

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