For Sale Land Rover Series 1 for Restoration and Repair

February 8, 2018

Land Rover Series 1 hardtop with windows. In need of extensive repair and restoration. Original engine and gearbox.

  • 1957 Series 1 Land Rover
  • 1600cc  petrol engine
  • Engine No  111702896.
  • 88 inch SWB
  • Hardtop with Windows
  • Possibily ex Civil Defence 
  • Good non transferable number plate
  • No tax or MOT needed

For more details ask david@brownbear.it or visit http://www.norwich.cc

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January 27, 2018

Charges will apply for EU roaming

 

 

Hello Roger,

It looks like you haven’t used your phone in the UK recently. This means that roaming in the EU and selected destinations will now be charged from your top-up balance, even if you have a goodybag.

You need to have used your phone in the UK at least once in the past 2 months to enjoy inclusive roaming. When you do we’ll automatically turn on EU roaming as part of your goodybag. You can check your status below in case you think you’ve done this already.

No effect on users in Andorra which is £1.00 a minute to make and receive calls and £5.00 mb for data but a bit of a pain if you are in the EU.

Easy Check for Orange France Mobile Network Coverage

January 5, 2018

For mobile broadband internet in France ask david@ brownbear.it. Friendly advice by email anytime.

 

 

 

Check Orange France mobile phone and data coverage at your location in France with this link – http://suivi-des-incidents.orange.fr/infos-couverture-mobile

Visiting Andorra? Europe Traveller PAYG Mobile Broadband Internet Wifi Hotspot

August 11, 2017

Ordino  2017.

 

Travelling to Andorra can be expensive for mobile internet users. Local charges are high and many UK and other roaming packages do not include Andorra. There is now an option from Orange France for low cost mobile broadband internet in Andorra, plus the EU and Switzerland.  Good for UK and other users with roaming sims with very high data charges in Andorra eg Giffgaff  £5 a megabyte. 

Fast mobile internet wifi hotspot for up to 10 users. 150mbps download on 4G. Good with 2G, 3G and 4G. Battery life around 6 hours.Complete with Orange France 4G Data Sim – activated and ready for immediate use in countries in the EU plus Switzerland and Andorra with 5 gig of data valid for one month from first use.

No fixed or other charges just buy data as needed. Top up online or by phone with a bank card issued in France or with vouchers from a Tabac in France (One gig for 14 days 10 euros, 3 gig for one month 25 euros or 5 gig for 6 months 40 euros.) Top up vouchers applied with a call to Orange France from a French landline or mobile.

  • Orange France PAYG Data Sim
  • Good with 2G, 3G and 4G
  • Huawei E5573 4G LTE
  • EU 2 pin power supply
  • Can  be unlocked for use on other networks
  • FREE unlock code if required – ask David

Need help? Just ask david@brownbear.it

 

Ordino nice riverside walk.

 


Orange France Mobile Broadband Internet in Europe – 3G and 4G Routers, Dongles, iPads and Tablets

July 30, 2017

Orange France Roaming Data Sim

Mobile Broadband Internet in most European countries –  full list below. The Sim comes with 5 Gig of mobile internet in valid for one month from first use and access to Orange France Wifi.   Top up online or by phone with a credit card issued in France or with vouchers from the local Tabac.

  • 5 gig valid for one month from first use.
  • Mobile broadband internet in Europe – list of countries below
  • Access to Orange France Wifi
  • Top up with Pret a Surfer Vouchers

Orange France Roaming Data  Sim can be  used in these countries – Andorra, Azores, Aland islands, Germany, Austria, Balearic islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary islands, Cyprus, Corfu (island), Crete, the Cyclades, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Isle of Man, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Rhodes (Island), Romania, United Kingdom, San Marino, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Vatican

Available now. Just needs passport number and an address in France to make a purchase.

Need help? Ask david@brownbear.it

Orange France and SFR Top Up Online

November 20, 2016

Try http://www.brownbear.it for online top up. Orange France and SFR.

Orange France Holiday – European Roaming Sim Card

March 20, 2015

Orange France Mobicarte Holiday Sim Card

Make and receive calls in many European Countries –  full list below. The Sim comes with 120 minutes of worldwide calls, 2 Gig of mobile internet in mainland France and access to Orange France Wifi. Top up is with standard Mobicarte vouchers including Mobicarte classic, internet  and holiday. Top up online or by phone with a credit card issued in France or with vouchers from the local Tabac. When the credit is used the Orange France Holiday top up offers 1 hour of calls, 500 texts, 500mb internet in mainland France and access to Orange France Wifi.

  • 120 minutes of worldwide calls
  • 1 Gig mobile internet in mainland France
  • 1000 worldwide texts from Europe – list of countries below
  • Access to Orange France Wifi
  • Outside France incoming calls charged to included minutes
  • Top up with Mobicarte Vouchers

The Holiday Sim is triple cut – use as nano, micro or mini.

Orange France Hoiday Sim can be  used in these countries – Andorra, Azores, Aland islands, Germany, Austria, Balearic islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary islands, Cyprus, Corfu (island), Crete, the Cyclades, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Isle of Man, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Rhodes (Island), Romania, United Kingdom, San Marino, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Vatican

Orange France Holiday Top Ups are on sale in most Tabacs in France.

Need help? Ask david@brownbear.it

Scrumping Apples in Spain – December 2014

December 5, 2014

Found some interesting apples near Puigcerda in Spain at about 1200 metres altitude.

 

SPAIN- APPLE1

 

Stopped off next to a field with a couple of apples trees. Close to the road and easily accessible. Apples on the trees and on the ground. Picked a few to try. Distinctly pear shaped, mostly yellow with some blushing. Good to eat. Strongly scented, a little tart and tough skins. Great cooked.

Any clues to the name for this variety would be appreciated.

Long Range Wifi – A Surprise!

November 11, 2014

A couple of weeks ago in France I was looking for free wifi and needed to get more range. I had no high gain wifi aerials with me but did have one 2100mHz 3G Omni  and decided to give it a go. To my surprise it worked well at long range and achieved a good connection at about 4 miles. Subsequent testing has produced some interesting results including good connections at about 10 miles range and a network intermittently visible at over 22 miles. This was from an elevated position overlooking Collioure in the South of France using an Alfa AWUS036H usb wifi adaptor.

I have been using the FON network in France to get free wifi and these are the results for FON hotspots on Channel 11 and Channel 6  I do not have a location/distance for these hotspots but guess that it will not be more than a couple of miles.  With the 9dBi 3G aerial a known hotspot at 4 miles range gave a figure of -60

Aerial                                    FON Ch 6                 FON Ch 11        APs

9dBi  2100 mHz 3G Omni       -58                           -62                 58

9dBi 2400 mHz Wifi Omni       -70                          -66                 45

8dBi  2400 mHz   Omni      not present                   -67                 34

Among the APs detected with the 9dBi 3G aerial were Port St Cyprien at 6.6 miles as the crow flies, Canet Port  at 15 miles and Port Leucate at 22.8 miles. Port Leucate signal was intermittent. St Cyprien and Canet were usable.

I have used this aerial several times since this test with an Alfa Networks AWUS036H and also Alfa Tube U(N) and found similar good long range results. The 036H is better for very long range. The site at Collioure in France was ideal for long range because it was elevated and gave good clear line of sight to the detected networks. In an urban area with obstructions range will be less but one thing for sure is that it will not be the aerial that is the limiting factor.

More details for this 3G/Wifi aerial here

15 March 2015

Free fast wifi in France! This aerial is getting free wifi in locations in France where there were no usable hotspots before. Makes a big difference when you are travelling. With back up from a simple 3G set up mobile communication is available pretty much all the time. Free wifi and limited use of paid 3G keeps the bills low.

Macbook Pro Airport Card Not Installed – Simple solution that works!

November 7, 2014

Airport card not installed – is a common error message on the Apple Macbook range. Many possible solutions are offered by Apple and in Google searches. I have tried several and none have worked   for me.

Not wanting to dismantle the Mac and change the airport card I have found a simple solution to this problem. This is for a 2009 Macbook Pro A1286 but should work with later models too. Tested and definitely good with OS X 10.5.8, 10.6  and 10.10 More details to follow.