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    I think the Minx is pretty rare here. Neat car, I like the heck out of it, just not a fan of soft tops. I had an MG Midget mk1 when I was 18, got stuck at a railroad crossing, in 100 degree heat, waiting for a long freight to clear-with the top down. Think that fried part of my brain, which would explain quite a few things🀣
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    Hi Doug, In reply, Alice tells me she agrees with everything you say about the loop aerial. It has a motorised airspaced variable capacitor that can resonate it from about 3.4 to 10.2 Mhz. Yes it is very directional and should be on a rotator. It is a bit low to the ground but it does have a two sharpish nulls. It is designed for transmitting, but at very low efficiency! The capacitor won't arc over at even 100 watts of SSB! (Alice doesn't have a linear) but Alice uses it as a receiving aerial or extremely low power transmit because of the danger of high RF flux in the vicinity of it. The phone lines around here are overhead drop wires some are still unscreened pairs. I could be wrong as there are other noise sources, such as ethernet over mains wiring adaptors, SMPSU's and all sorts of poorly suppressed cheap crap but Alice thought that ADSL frequencies were something like 262Khz to 13.7Mhz well within the HF spectrum. Cheers, Nerys
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    I see in Martins pictures all the wee angles ,you could maybe mock it up in card to get the angles right
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    HydroPro Affinity Yacht
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    This is the third of my scratch builds in progress and again at a scale of 1:12. There are drawings available at this scale but I wanted to produce the rear cockpit version where the roof sits just under the coamings rather than the one with the roof level with the deck or the fully open cockpit version. I also wanted to incorporate changes to make it easier to build it the way I wanted to. The build of this boat is behind the other two and will continue to be so because I'm going to plank the deck and rear cockpit roof.
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    This is the first of the scratch builds I'm undertaking and is at 1:12, so 23" long. The River Cruiser was a Fairey prototype based on the Huntress 23 hull but with a greater freeboard. Only one was built and didn't survive. My build is based on a black and white photograph and reference to the Huntress hull.
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