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  1. First download the update. Next go into Unikon Manager them into members list. Go to members name and delete his clock. Then reassign the clock to the member and this solves the problem.
  2. On behalf of the staff at the SHU and the officials of the SHU we would like to pass our condolences to Walters friends and family. On a personal note Walter and I sat together for more years than I care to remember and having a "cuppa" before the meetings. Walter had a good knowledge of many subjects and we spoke on the phone many times over the years and it was only yesterday while in the loft that Walter came into my thoughts. Walter as others have said will be really missed. Dougie Bald
  3. The S.H.U. has approximately 1,800 Unikon Chips which are for sale along with the 2022 Life Chip Rings which are now in the S.H.U. office. All for the bargain price of £1.10 for the complete ring. (That is the life ring and the Unikon ETS chip). Phone the S.H.U. office which re-opens on Wednesday 5th January.
  4. John what you state is fact. Bobby had the ability to understand weather conditions and give the Pentland members great races long before the many Weather sites we have today. Bobby was also a great help to many other Race Controllers over the years; a nice person who will be missed by many people including me.
  5. Another young bird in tonight GB 21 V 51371. I have tried to phone the number on the clip ring but no answer.
  6. Young Red Cheq Hen in good condition.
  7. Tommy someone is contacting me tomorrow as another fancier has arrange for a courier to pickup a pigeon in Edinburgh for a fancier in Carlisle and the courier will pickup the pigeons from the one address. Thank you for your offer.
  8. I have a stray come in today and was wondering if anyone going down near Carlisle that way could help to get it back to its owner. I live near Edinburgh and would meet up with anyone who could help. Thank you.
  9. I believe they have had to move to another lib site
  10. All information regarding race points as supplied by the Federations has been given to DEFRA/ APHA by the SHU more than 10 days ago.
  11. The SHU has received a statement from Chris Bain at gov. scotland stating That Low Risk Pigeon Racing is permitted from noon 21 April.
  12. DBA421

    Gps

    I do not know where you receive your information from. The SHU received 5 systems from Jim Savage not 16.The sensors are now costing the SHU over £100 each.
  13. DBA421

    Gps

    Tommy, You are right about the log book. Some fanciers who collect the systems appear to then just pass the system to someone else and before you know it no one takes responsibility when the system is damaged or they hold on to the system until we try to track it down. The log book would make the first person responsible.
  14. DBA421

    Gps

    I have yet to receive the damaged system. An amount of system sensors are broken, battery connections and batteries that have gone missing ,in fact all the small batteries are now missing. I have just repaired a set of battery connections yesterday. The SHU will have to purchase more sensors as we have no spare sensors in stock due to the amount that have been damaged. Please if you collect and use a system look after it .
  15. Tommy you where right in proposing reducing the fees. I voted for your proposal at the council meeting and at the A G M. I certainly do not think they should be increased. The SHU Office Bearers have agreed that it will be status quo for all prices until the council have a proper meeting.
  16. The i PIGEON does not accept Unikon rings. I took Unikon rings to the iPIGEON stand at SHU show and they did not work. They may work now. I also took rings I had sent from a company in Taiwan which were really cheap and they did not work either. Unikon, when the SHU first approved their system stated that it accepted any other rings. They later put a block on the system without approval which appears to stop us using cheaper rings. We objected to them but no other Union backed us.
  17. Totally agree with you. The SHU asked the RPRA to lend support when they where taking their campaign to Westminster to meet MPs and the RPRA did nothing. The SHU had printed a report from a leading ornithologist which was given to MPs at meetings in Westminster. The RPRA if I remember did not contribute any money when asked. It was the Scottish Fanciers who raised the money. The SHU also took their strong case to Holyrood but as you know after the catch and release trial Holyrood withdrew its support.
  18. Definite increase in both. Two male Stoats in loft killed one bird before the problem was solved. Sparrow-hawks are killing a pigeon a day that my wife feeds then the buzzards are attacking the Sparrow-hawks and taking the carcass. Has anyone else have this problem.
  19. A sad loss. Bertie was a man who was always there when something need to be done; a quiet reserved man and well respected by all who knew him. Bertie was one of the many fanciers who are the backbone of the Feds and Clubs. He will be missed. It was a pleasure to know you Bertie. Dougie Bald.
  20. COBELT Co-Design Study - University of St Andrews, Fife I hope you might be interested in taking part in a project that is relative to the work carried out by the British Fanciers Medical Research Team. The St Andrews University team are looking for people aged over 55 who smoke or have ever smoked in the past to to talk to them about a future lung screening programme. Would you take a test that could help find lung cancer early? What would stop you from taking the test or what would help? The team are asking if you can spare 30 minutes of your time to have a quick chat with us over the phone or online, whichever suits you best. They understand your time and input is valuable and want to let you know that you will receive a £30 voucher by way of thanks. Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in teh UK. Finding the cancer early can improve the outcome, especially as treatments are improving. This blood test could help find lung cancer early. For this to work the team must ensure it reaches those who will benefit most and the team need your help to do this. Pigeon fanciers include many who fall into the age range the team are interested in talking to and I hope you might be able be a part of this really exciting new peroject. If you can, please contact the team via Lynsey Brown direct by e.mail at cobelt@st-andrews.ac.uk Alternatively, ring SHU Office 01698 768939 and I will arrange to pass on your details to the team on your behalf. Yours sincerely Mrs Linda Brooks Scottish Homing Union Secretary ________________________________________
  21. John totally agree with you.Why continue to sacrifice a season of breeding a team of your best young birds when you know on race day you will be lucky to have 40% return home. Next year Feds must consider trying any age racing,it cannot be any worse than what is happening now.
  22. John has brought up around 30 Scottish strays which Alan Todd and other fanciers had taken to the Almond Valley transporter. Davie has come up to collect them from me and taken them to his SHU stray centre.
  23. John the Balerno club members have arrived at the club tonight straight from their work with their pigeons and are not happy. The Race controller did not bother to phone anyone in the Balerno club to say the race was delayed.I was worried that something had happened to Archie when he did not come for the Transporter. I tried to contact several people but no one was answering. It was only by going on Pigeon Basics and seeing your message that we found out the race was delayed otherwise our pigeons would have been race marked.
  24. I have just picked up this young bird on my driveway. It is in an pen and is eating and drinking ok. It is thin and tired.
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