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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:42:43 PM on 22 September 2021.
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We are truly seeing a low point in mankind at the moment. Today, much of the continent's south-east experienced an earthquake with most of its presence being felt in Melbourne, a city under seige at the moment due to the selfish antics of anti-vax protestors. Protests continued for the third day today, yet not one of these people appeared to stop what they were doing and help emergency services check on the safety of people in or around buildings that siffered quake damage.

Most of the damage was minor but this is beside the point. Consuming police resources with an illegal demonstration whilst there is a natural disaster to respond to is one of the most un-Australian things I have seen in my time. Those involved, who are currently at the Shrine of Remembrance showing a great deal of disrespect to the purpose of that building are doing themselves no favours. They certainly have failed to earn my respect or admiration and their behaviour all week has been shameful and pitiful.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:03:29 PM on 22 September 2021.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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The Quake was very strong In Albury.It shook my old house and it felt like it was swinging .
This first thing I noticed was when the windows started shaking and within a few seconds the house was shaking.
Pearl ran into the bathroom.
Even though I have done a lots of traveling in my life to many countries, This is the first time I have experience an earthquake .
I found it very interesting,old mother nature knows how to put on a good display when she wants too..

Pete...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:24:31 PM on 22 September 2021.
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 Location: Hill Top, NSW
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Didn't feel a thing here - probably because I was sound asleep.

Those protesters aren't really protesters - they are a rent-a-crowd mob whose only purpose is to cause trouble and mayhem. They don't care at all about the original builders protest, it's nothing to do with them. They are just a mob that meets on social media looking for an excuse to cause trouble somewhere. They should be exported to America where their antics would fit right in.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:33:59 PM on 22 September 2021.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Melbourne is going through a tough time , I know people that have been in lockdown a hell of along time.
It's a wonderful city Melbourne and is normally full of life much more than most cities.
I love it ! , I will be glad when things all go back to normal and I will be going to Melbourne again .
Might be waiting a while yet though.

Pete...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:15:26 PM on 22 September 2021.
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I can't say I felt anything but there was a report of cracks in a block of flats in Hornsby that was attributed to the quake. It doesn't surprise me that the cracks formed, as many blocks of flats are jerry-built these days but the vast area that the tremors were felt is amazing, given that Australian earthquakes occur for different reasons in Australia than they do in places like NZ, Japan and the US. We don't have subduction zones here.

A Senate inquiry was sitting today and minor shakes were felt at the Commonwealth Parliament.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 3:28:15 AM on 23 September 2021.
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minor shakes were felt at the Commonwealth Parliament

Not enough to awaken any members.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 4:09:55 AM on 23 September 2021.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Weather events in Australia are generally very mild compared to other parts of the world.
Hurricanes, volcano's, earthquakes, typhoons are not part of our lives here.Bush fires would be our worse , not to fear the Greenies have the answer lol.
I remember a couple of years ago when I was moving here ,truck after truck load , 12 trips all up with bush fires all the way .There was nothing but black smoke for miles.
When I lived in Sydney the bush was right at my back fence!!
Don't miss that one little bit !
No thanks!
Now I live in the country I can still see the bush and mountain from my house ,but its safe because there is a breaker there to large for a fire to cross .


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:01:26 PM on 23 September 2021.
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The Greens seem to have an answer for everything.

They want us to burn less oil but they disapprove of nuclear reactors on submarines which would mean burning less oil. Hand-powered submarines went out with "the turtle" - a hand-powered submarine that the Americans used to manually place explosives on Royal Navy battleships in the war of 1812. The Turtle wasn't exactly a resounding success.

They want national parks locked up which would mean a fuel build-up and larger, more frequent bushfires.

They want our defence forces dissolved and replaced with diplomacy. Roundtable diplomacy is always a first option but if that doesn't work then gunboat diplomacy needs to be used. History has shown that many times.

We need a 24/7 electricity supply and the Greens want the only tool we have to provide that closed down. Yet the only suitable alternative, nuclear reactors, isn't favoured by the Greens.

Talk about providing real solutions to problems - the Greens are completely inept at such things.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 1:21:02 PM on 23 September 2021.
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Yes, agree totally. The Greens are the loony left, all their ideas just set up problems later. My biggest problem with them though, is a new tax is the answer for everything. There's always better ways to sort out problems and that ain't it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 1:42:01 PM on 23 September 2021.
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How remiss of me - I forgot all about the Greens' signature policy, a carbon tax on everything. Having been through a carbon tax previously, hopefully that will keep them off the government benches for decades to come.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 3:13:56 PM on 23 September 2021.
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It sure was an experience for me. Living in a two story building, I was upstairs at the time when the whole house started shaking and shuddering quite violently while a low rumble gave the idea of a truck coming from every direction. the first thing I did was stand under the door frame, whilst this was my first time experiencing one it was still instinctual, and it seamed to have lasted about twenty seconds.
I was sure there would be lots of damage around town but, surprisingly, barely anything.
Later I found out that Alex is closer than Mansfield is to the originating site.
When you're as close as I was there is very little 'ramp up', It just started shaking with little warning.
Ended up spending the day checking all the streets in Alex and nearby towns for damage (SES Member) instead of spending the day doing practice exams like I originally intended.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 9:26:34 PM on 23 September 2021.
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I am just glad that it wasn't strong enough up here to tip over any of the shelving I have the majority of my displayable radios on. None of it is fastened to the wall as the weight of more than 50 radios seems to hold it steady enough and all the bays are screwed together. If Sydney copped it, this lot could end up on the floor.

Radios


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 9:57:01 PM on 23 September 2021.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Very nice, some Gems there!
I actually don't collect Radios, I guess I'm the only one here who doesn't.
There are a couple in the house ,but that's all .
I only play with Radiograms and TVs and they are in all the rooms.
Over the last 2 years I have moved away from TVs a bit and became more and more involved in Radiograms and Stereograms and I have way way too many of them here too .
One reason I stay with Radiograms is because I'm involved with Records and have a very large collection....pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 11:09:34 PM on 23 September 2021.
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I've always wanted to have a few early tellies but they are just too heavy for one person to lift and I tend to move around every few years so it is bot viable for me unfortunately. I do own two radiograms, one HMV five valver and an AWA 10-valve beast - the battleship of valve radios. It belts out a sound. Both these are in storage at the moment.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 4:47:27 PM on 24 September 2021.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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TVs are fun ,But it's a battle to find one with a good crt and then you also have to find one with a good line transformer.
Then if your lucky enough to of found those two, it will still need maintenance as you use it ,after you have Restored it.
They can be unreliable and so your often tinkering........


 
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