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Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:43:47   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
My first lighting was a Premier carbide lamp back in the 1960s, kindly provided by a friend, and a proper helmet to mount it on. The light was good, except that it was always going out. Supplementary
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 12:52:50   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
They could invest in proper helmets and stencil "EWF" on them. Look cool in their videos.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 08:56:44   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I think we all know where it is.
The video is sensationalised to the point were they do it in the dark so as to give the impression of danger just driving up there in a 4X4. I was once given a li
Topic: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/07/2019 09:50:16   Subject: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
Just a heads up that the last ladder, wood, collapsed at the NAMHO field meet. It had recently been inspected but maybe the dry weather had played a hand. Timber in the access shaft has always been su
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 13:42:34   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="Grout1"]Roy

Well done.

An excellent Conference with something for everyone, good grub and beer.

We had a great time u/g : 2 trips prepping, 2 trips leading and
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 09:30:26   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I am back home suffering from Post NAMHO Stress Disorder.

It was worth the effort though, and everyone had a good time. We were lucky with the weather though, and without the last minute pa
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:52:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Signing off now.
Off to Llanafan early tomorrow.
May be able to get WiFi somewhere on a laptop, but no promises
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:51:20   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
Ahh right. Cheers.
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:35:22   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
[quote="Blober"]Free shipping! :thumbup:[/quote]

That makes a change.
US postage is rip off, was the one you bought shipped from a different country?
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:04:20   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
American site, postage half as much again?
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 20:00:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
You would not believe places I have driven in an ordinary motor car, and not damaged them
Trick is to keep your wheels on the high ground

Could not do the ford though, not enough clear
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 19:54:07   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Yes, fair enough Pete.
Topic: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 19:32:24   Subject: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
I feel that articles such as this should be recorded by submitting for publication in one of Mining History Organisations memoirs.

What comes to mind is either PDMHS or Northern Mines Resea
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 17:41:58   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Just read it. Interesting and quite relevant in light of recent issues.

However "A landowner has a legal obligation to make old mines safe from public entry. " is technically incorrect in a
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 17:25:04   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
No its "yo am"
What kind of English where you taught at school?
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 17:08:05   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I dont use one, in Wales probably take you into a river.
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/07/2019 16:20:08   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Thanks
In the old days I could do similar with a film camera because of reciprocity failure, however a digital camera does not experience this. hence its night shooting possibilities.
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 16:10:43   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
Well yes, but mine was Ok and delivered on time.
Just beware of the IP 68, not sellers fault though. Maybe they have changed the design now.

Only foolproof charging plug is the Hummel
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 15:43:05   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="PeteJ"]ROAD CLOSURE OVERNIGHT for repairs

A44 west of Llangurig 1900 to 0600hrs "until Saturday".[/quote]

If the A44 is closed.

At Llangurig island go left to
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/07/2019 14:11:26   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Pondering on this, if you still around Paul, just so I got it right.

First shot with wife was the foundation or pattern for subsequent shots. Wife walked away and this did not print to the
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 13:41:09   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
Just checked ebay. There is a UK seller offering the DX80 for £199 inc postage

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IMALENT-DX80-UK-CREE-XHP70-LED-32000lm-IPX-8-Waterproof-8-x-LED-Smart-Flashlight/15
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 09:58:07   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'd like a ridiculous hand torch for the purpose of general flood lighting without breaking the bank totally.

Any ideas which are half decent Roy. Ja
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 08:12:52   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
A picture is worth a thousand words.

[link]118334[linkphoto]118334[/linkphoto][/link]

The bulb on the right sold by a highly reputable UK retailer carries a correct description o
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 17:42:33   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
come to think of it, yes its the reflection on the rail. I will move back a bit.

[link]118332[linkphoto]118332[/linkphoto][/link]

That's better
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 17:33:16   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
my you know what must be in a funny place then, come to think of it, I have been called a "dick head"

:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 17:21:32   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
This one I got with the Lumix upstairs at YE.
Not saying that its particularly good, but something interesting about it.
Can you guess.

[link]118331[linkphoto]118331[/linkphoto][/
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 16:05:56   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
You should have booked in to NAMHO and entered the bright, new, optimistic world of Cambrian Mines Trust

Wales the world whee you can carry 7K lumen headtorches on open display without bein
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/07/2019 15:07:13   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
I have just fitted a new replacement light bulb in my bathroom, and there on the packet is its output in lumens.

Modern LED light bulbs all have this, and retailers like Tesco etc cannot by
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 14:58:16   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Back again. Just watched some of it, but short on time with NAMHO. Its not bad, better than earlier ones.
Best videos on here in my opinion are Paul Marvin's.
The rescue practice at Cwmystw
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 14:45:04   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
I knew where it was within a few minutes, been there enough.

A good trip for fish.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 14:01:20   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
and great were his preparations...............
[link]118330[linkphoto]118330[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 13:34:29   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Yes Alex, Mike Moore offered free books, (very kind). You wanted some and I took the lot with a promise to bring yours to NAMHO
Trouble is, I cannot find the thread to look it up
I keep tell
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 12:32:32   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
[quote="Paul Marvin"]
They reduced the mepixel Roy on the five but used a superior sensor so although the TG 4 (that i have ) has more pixels the images on paper are slightly improved on the five
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 12:03:27   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Its your choice. I have now arranged a large area of parking space directly opposite the hall.
Parking on the Maesefelin car park is limited but camper vans have priority as is designated for the
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 10:01:59   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
All Bookings now closed

Saturday and Sunday lunches will be available, pay at the door, but you need to send an email to petesmine@gmail.com
We are not taking money in advance for the
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 09:41:35   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
I might get one of the TG5s and have a play with it.
Like: the live composite mode, big sensor, self timer delays
Dislike: No viewfinder, 12 MP only.

General. Attraction with the
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/06/2019 21:32:11   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
I am struggling to follow how it eliminates over exposure.

Is there a good in depth article about it anywhere that you could link to please?
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/06/2019 21:05:24   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
There isn't actually anything new.
All these 'modes' are just combinations of aperture and shutter speed plus some other stuff like the ability to take multiple exposures on the same frame. We we
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 29/06/2019 20:05:23   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
I have had a retake on the Lumix.

I have rigged Ystrad Einion with fixed aids for NAMHO so now an nice easy ladder to get upstairs.
I thought I would take opportunity to try out the c
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/06/2019 19:50:29   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Long stay parking directly opposite the halls has now been arranged. Entrance is opposite the church.
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 16:02:12   Subject: Backache
[quote="Mr Mike"]

and then the crunch click of bones.

.[/quote]

Familiar in aikido
:lol:
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 14:09:51   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
I think that anyone who appears on TV or film should dump the Bear Grylls attitude for a start, some his stuff is downright daft.

Basically demonstrating right attitudes and practices, emph
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:21:01   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
A bit more.
I am looking at possible extra parking in the vicinity of the campsite. Will come back on this.
I also have arranged for a hardstanding area close to the camping field to be avai
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:15:50   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
[quote="alex17595"]Hopefully the more programs people see about mine exploring the less people will think we are 'reckless' idiots for going in them.[/quote]

agreed, but double edged in tha
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:08:44   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
[quote="Paul Marvin"]I use the Olympus TG4 both diving and also for cave photos. Suites my needs very well

What the Olympus has what none of the others have is the light composite mode whic
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:49:03   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
and if you are really interested it gets easier as I either own the mines through a trust I set up, or am a director of the company that maintains them and controls access.
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:44:34   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
It was meant as a joke, but if you are interested check me out on BBC Hidden Wales Episode 2

roy@royfellows.uk
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:28:23   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
I think a feature program on me hanging on an SRT rope with nothing underneath me with water coming down on my head attempting to use a 24 volt hammer drill to secure a descending main would go down v
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:22:48   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Having recently squired one as a manufacturer refurb off eBay for £150 with 12 months guarantee, I can without any reservation recommend the Panasonic Lumix FT7

Its 33 metre waterproof, 2 m
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2019 10:04:41   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Roy in Wales 27 -29th June, unable to answer emails until Sunday.
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