sound 4 tv/dvd combo - 12/240 volt

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:39
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hello all..

has anyone else go this unit? We've got one..dvd works fantastic...tv part...I can't for the life of me figure out how to tune in the tv channels...now before Andrew comes on and says "Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" it's because you haven't come out of the 19th century...I can tune in a tv...I may not be a technofile but that much I can do..I've read the instructions...and there are none for tuning in the tv..I"ve sat infront of the damn thing with remote in hand and pressed every button - to no avail...has anyone got any suggestions...

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:58

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:58
Hi Lyn maybe it has to be done manualy on the tv/dvd itself, see if there is a flipdown door on the front, side or back of the unit. Oh thanks for your help with all the questions i've asking, sorry to be a pain in bum. I'll email when i get home from work.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:07

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:07
Hi Baz...no flipdown door that I can find...did find the "setup" menu on the dvd but nothing to program in channels...I'll just keep searching...

and no worries about the questions

Lyn
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:32

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:32
What buttons are on the Unit (not the remote).

One we had , you held down the Channel Button , and the programming stuff came up.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:56

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:56
flappan..on the unit - there is power, power, menu [which is just, bright, contrast etc], volume, channel and av/tv - I shall try holding the channel button down and see what happens...stay tuned...pardon the pun lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:04

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:04
I tried that flappan...no go...no programming stuff came up, the unit defaulted to channel 69, and when pressed again channel 10 with PAL written underneath
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:35

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:35
"Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" it's because you haven't come out of the 19th century.......:-)))))

Andrew

(PS - Couldn't have said it better myself!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:57

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:57
that's why I got in first...ahahhahaha...
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:31

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:31
Forget the bloody TV and enjoy the bush.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:35

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:35
Well 55, I have every intention of enjoying the bush !!..if I don't figure it out..I'll not be too concerned..as long as I can play the odd dvd to a 4 & 3 year old I'll be happy and so will they....and before you say they should enjoy the bush...they will and they do !

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:53

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:53
My kids grew up in the bush playing in the dirt and they were as happy as pig in, no need to sit them in front of a TV screen while you put your feet up and ignor them.

I still don't have a TV on the farm.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:01

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:01
My kids live on a couple of acres...have 2 dogs to play with, a pony that visits, ducks that drop in, and a variety of other animals...they play outside most of the day...and get covered in dirt and dust....for in car entertainment when confined for a couple of hours at least for a time....and when the cd's/books/pencils/I spy etc lose their appeal..at least we can stick in Playschool and they'll be happy....

and I resent any person who suggests for one minute that I ignore my children...or that I put my feet up...esp someone who doesn't know me....
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:04

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:04
No need to get your dander up this is after all a generalised discussion. Boy if thats the way you are at home hate to see you when the chips are down.
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:06

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:06
PS. Time to go and feed my drought affected cattle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:10

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:10
no it wasn't generalised.....and don't you concern yourself about how I am at home...I'm perfectly happy here and I don't mind a firey discussion it's the red head in me...... go feed your cattle...and I'll go let my dogs have a run....
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Follow Up By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:24

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:24
Kids of today aren't quite like the ones who grew up making their own toys and just playing in the dirt etc, they are doing school work with computers and levels of technology we couldn't even dream of growing up....so they like to have their minds stimulated, and hours of driving doesnt always do it for them, no matter what you have in the way of games, books, drawing supplies, so to have a go at someone because they are taking their kids to see parts of Oz and occasionaly letting them watch a DVD to keep them amused is really insulting.
Anything that makes the trip more pleasant for the kids just makes them eager to go again.
The point is the kids are being taken with them to enjoy the country, not sat in front of the tv at home while the parents go off on a holiday.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:39

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:39
No television Well 55 . . . . but you do have a computer with internet access. Hmmmmm! Very interesting. What happened, you fell asleep in 1956 and diddn't wake up until the early nineties?
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Follow Up By: flappan - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:52

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:52
Of course you would be walking or riding a Horse. You would be sleeping on the ground in a Oilskin and catching whatever is around to eat.

No modern 4bie, no Fridge, no Tent , No sleeping Bags , and NO swag , after all the new ones are a modern version.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:56

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:56
I have three gorgeous kids who enjoy going to McDonald's, enjoy Game-boys and enjoy DVD's; love telly; playing with the computer etc while on holidays. I enjoy them too - and I enjoy them using these things or doing the stuff. I can't believe the guilts people try and lay on you for letting them do it. I reckon that if we are driving somewhere and are spending 12 hours in the car, a couple of DVD's are fantastic - helps lower my stress levels and it is a better holiday for the kids.
And I reckon we are good parents!
Andrew (and Jen)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:07

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:07
Andrew...their Mum must be a very good cook.....er...which McDonalds are you talking about?

Mrs Al...That's the stuff!! you tell that bushie off. Funny he has no TV but a computer...dunno whats worse...kids sitting in front of TV...ot grown-ups sitting in front of monitor pressing buttons.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:14

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:14
Hi Willem
I was not game to admit that we have McDonald's nearly every day - but with your support I will come out of the closet!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:18

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:18
C'mon Andrew...be brave..come out of that closet...I"ll support you too...ahahhahaha....
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 06:40

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 06:40
Well in for a penny in for a pound. Yes I did grow up on the land and listen to Hop Harrigan on the radio, ride a horse to a one teacher school, this was all on the edge of the Little Desert south of Nhill, where no doubt some of you went to enjoy a few weeks ago.

A computer is just another tool to provide good access to farming markets and it does help to gather information of a farming nature, keep up with the OS cattle market, and of late plan a 2 month trip to UK and Ireland.

Some of the smart arse comments just go to show the lack of a real life in the bush and that most people can only drive as far as the extension cord of their TV. Its a wonder some of you can find your way out of the suburbs, oh I forgot the GPS.

Of all things the first vehicle I drove was a Fergie and got my licence in a Landrover Series 2A, and what better way to spend a night in the bush in a swag under the stars.

What started out as a throw away line you wankers have turned into a slinging match, maybe some day we will meet in the bush, and see what you are really made of, armchair critics or 4WD'ers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 07:24

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 07:24
Meet in the bush!!!! - howsabout we meet at Macca's and I will buy you some fries - even put some Ketchup on it for you.
;-)))
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Follow Up By: flappan - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:52

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:52
If you are so worried about the smartarse comments maybe you should have rethought your original post.

You want to stick the boot in , cause it doesn't fit your views , then expect something back , from those who appreciate the modern way of doing things.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:54

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:54
Well55, I think most of us know what we're made of..and armchair critics is pretty far off the mark....most of us appreciate the hardships that some people endure, we understand the harshness of the land in which we live; we own our 4bs as the means in which to travel, and we are lucky to be able to experience the harshness, vastness, vibrant and changing landscapes of this country. I am very fortunate to be able to do this with my children...they are the reasons behind it all...simple as that...my own parents didn't have the means or the $$ to be able to do this with me - but they managed to inspire me to travel ....I intend to show my kids as much of this country as I can....and if showing them the odd dvd makes it easier...then that's ok with me...

and yes I was up your neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago...and have spent a great deal of time up that way throughout my life....and love it...

cheers

Lyn

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Follow Up By: macca - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:24

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:24
Well 55,
You are so fullf bleep e it makes me wonder if you just haven't read some history books and then tried to live that dream. Pity good honest Mums have been sucked in to your tirade & crap. Ping off back to your fantasy living and watch some more Mcleods Daughters to get some more informative useless information !!!
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Reply By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:51

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:51
What model did you end up getting?, i did a search and there were quite a few....I'd be interested in getting one, anything that makes camping for the kids a bit more enjoyable makes it more enjoyable for all of us.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:56

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:56
Hiya...

my thoughts as well, though we mainly got it for long sections of driving...and also sometimes just to settle them down a bit....

I got it from REPCO, and this is the details from the box

sound4, FX rated, DVD-TV Pack - Car Home - FX DVD-3 with a FXTV3 - TFT monitor...and it comes with a "case" that you can hang on the back of a car seat...or stands etc for mounting in car if that's what you want...and I've just played a DVD on it, and it's great...going to see if I can figure out how to mount it in the car...

cheers

Lyn

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Follow Up By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:02

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:02
Thanks, i will have a search and see if i can find one, sounds perfect for rainy days stuck in the camper too
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:50

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:50
Lyn is sound4 the brand name, I did a web search using all the info supplied, hoping i would find it so as i could download the instructions and see if i could work it out, but could not find anything and the repco web site in being fixed. if you don't work it out, scan the instruction's and email them to me.

Baz.

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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:53

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:53
The other idea is to take it back to repco, get them to work it for you.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:55

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:55
cheers Baz, I appreciate that...at the moment the unit is in the car...the cruiser has a compartment in the roof that folds down..that is the exact right size for the screen - [I think it might be an option/stand in some models] so i"ve got it set up to show Al who had doubts yesterday...and we'll see if that's where it'll live when in the car...

Lyn
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:00

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:00
goodday lyn when all else fails get the kids to tune it for you most of them seem to be technolically advanced these days
ps has it got an autotune button some where

steve
pps hopefully we can all sit in the car and watch movies at wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:04

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:04
Hi Steve I"m seriously considering asking Tegan [4] and Callum [almost 3] to tune it for me...

can't see an autotune button anywhere

and we don't have to sit in the car...the unit goes from car to caravan runs off 12 volt..and the van has 12volt power..and there's no prob with the movies....

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:16

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:16
Could be on a winner there Lyn, get the kids to set it up and tune it for you.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:21

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:21
Hi Peter and Lez...

I've managed to set it up in the car...and convinced Al where it should go..[though he's talking of an alternative position as well...as only Al would !!!] I"m a tad nervous of letting Callum "tune" anything..the vid isn't working at the moment...but i think that may have something to do with the sprigs of lavender he "posted" in it...ahhahahaha....
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Reply By: Graham - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:49

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:49
Mrs Al,
Do you have an aerial connected, or for that matter is there infact an aerial jack on the unit. Unless it has some sophisicated inbuilt aerial which I doubt, you may have some trouble rx TV signal. I may be wrong, but the unit may be relying on a TV signal through an it's AV input via an ancilliary device.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:53

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:53
Hi Graham

it's got an inbuilt aerial - a telescopic one...and it has a jack...but alas...we're not picking up any station...I think I might need to think outside the square....

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: flappan - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:54

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:54
Have you got this thing tuned yet Mrs Al. ???
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:59

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 08:59
No I haven't flappan....ahhahahah......I"m still pondering....my 4 year old daughter asked me what the prob was, I told her I was trying to get the tv to work...and she said "oh mummy, it's easy, just switch it on".....hahahhaha...I"m starting to think that perhaps it might just be that simple.....lol...

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:21

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:21
If I can help you out Mrs Al, try this:- There is possibly a round hole to plug a round peg into it and maybe a square hole to put some thing square into it. Sorry but that's my limit of assistance. You probably need at least a 10 year old to sort it out. By the time they turn 20, technology has probably passed them by.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:35

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:35
Des...you're a font !

I"ve managed to find all the round and square holes...and even the one that had the little holes that the funny little prickly looking plug went into....but still no TV...Wombat has just contacted me with an idea so I might give it a go....
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Follow Up By: Graham - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:42

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:42
Hi Mrs Al,

A couple of things for you to try if you are still unable to get a reception,
If the portable unit has a standard RF jack (same as your lounge TV aerial jack)
Unplug your home TV aerial at the TV and plug it in to your portable unit, that way you know you are getting reception to the portable unit. Now I assume there is some form of channel up and down button on the unit, try scrolling through the channels as the unit may come with preset 2,7,9 &10 already tuned. See how you go.

Graham

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:48

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:48
Hi Graham..that was Wombat's suggestion too...shall do that..

cheers..

Lyn
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:04

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:04
Just twiddle the knobs on the front
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:49

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:49
no knobs to twiddle....how sad..ahhaahha
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Reply By: IT Doctor - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:12

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:12
Lyn

Can you tell me if there is anything on the box or in the instruction that refers to PAL or NTSC. As it stand alot of these units are cominginto the country and they are not PAL compatible. You need PAL compatiblity to get Aussie TV.

Cheers

Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 07:58

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 07:58
hi paul

the unit seems to be both PAL and NTSC compatible, I've found that much out by pressing buttons...ahhaha..it's set to PAL..and that comes up on the screen...I think like the other's have suggested I need to plug the unit into my TV aerial and see if it can pick up the signal...though I need to buy some sort of jack to do that...

Lyn
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Follow Up By: macca - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:30

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:30
Just a thought. The son had a similar prob with his and even though it had an inbuilt antenae.he still had to run some rabbit ears back to thr rear window. He spread those uot across the window and bingo had reception. Good luck. thats all I can think of
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:38

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:38
hi macca....i will have to hook this up to the main antenna and then I hope we'll get some channels...ahahhha...what a drama...
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Reply By: macca - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:50

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:50
hahaha not as big as the prob that someone has going to the Well LOL(whatever the number )
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:52

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:52
geez you fired up..ahhahaha...must the Collingwood supporter in you...lol.... Go PIES !!
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Follow Up By: macca - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:13

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:13
Gord dont start me on that!!!! Went to book a seat today and finished up in THE VERY BACK ROW in the southern stand...Struth I wasn't that high up when I had to jump out of Hercs and choppers!!!! So they had better win ..not too confident though
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 07:59

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 07:59
You'll get a nose bleed being up that high...hahahhhhaha...just look at this way...you'll see the whole of the ground....and Mars really well...ahahaha

so I guess we'll probably not see you on ANZAC day, you'll be in sitting up in the Southern Stand wearing an oxygen mask ..

Lyn :))
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Follow Up By: macca - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 08:51

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 08:51
Good Morning Lyn,
Unfortunately we will be in Wagga on Anzac day as we have a ceremonial event going on up there. It is the "laying up of the colours" of my old unit and then after we will be marching with the Wagga vets .. All pomp and ceremony. Usually I march on Anzac day then go to the reunion and reley on Jan to get us over Esssssssedon.so then she has to drive me home.lol Have a great day
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 09:14

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 09:14
My dad and Brother march and then head onto the ground to meet up with others....enjoy WAGGA and the pomp and ceremony...

Lyn
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Follow Up By: macca - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 16:38

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 16:38
Thanks Lyn ..Missed out on LD because we were flogging the tracks up at Jameison. Missing out on Anzac day. Will definately catch you all soon, no doubt Have fun..
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