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# 208529 15-Feb-2017 22:37
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It would seem that the sugar loaf transmission tower in Christchurch is under imminent threat from the fire what will we do for TV if this transmission tower is taken down, obviously sky and anyone on satellite will be fine but what about the rest of us! Noooo any suggestions on what might happen and the best way to get going again if the transmission tower is taken out, obviously satellite is one option, but what if you don't have a dish?




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  # 1720903 15-Feb-2017 22:39
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More importantly than your daily shortland street fix is all the other comms gear that will be up there. Also FM probably.





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  # 1720905 15-Feb-2017 22:42
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richms:

More importantly than your daily shortland street fix is all the other comms gear that will be up there. Also FM probably.




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  # 1720906 15-Feb-2017 22:46
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All of which can be replaced relatively easily. Or perhaps the lost helicopter pilot, and 5 homes so far, and all the rest of the damage is of concern?

 

In the morning all this will triple overnight as they cannot work on it apart from fire engines, so it will expand away. Victoria Park is alight, apparently the new Adventure Park is toast.

 

Sorry, back to the TV and radio issue at SugarLoaf




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  # 1720907 15-Feb-2017 22:53
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All of which can be replaced relatively easily. Or perhaps the lost helicopter pilot, and 5 homes so far, and all the rest of the damage is of concern?


In the morning all this will triple overnight as they cannot work on it apart from fire engines, so it will expand away. Victoria Park is alight, apparently the new Adventure Park is toast.


Sorry, back to the TV and radio issue at SugarLoaf



Like Richms said there is a lot of important Comms stuff in there, some of which is likely being used to assisting fighting the fire, also a landmark for Christchurch area

P.s I don't watch Shortland street

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  # 1720911 15-Feb-2017 22:53
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From memory there is a good fire break around the transmitter, but that is no gauruntee.

This fire does seem to have a mind of its own

Ground crews seem to have responded based on the webcam shot tvnz 1 just showed live

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  # 1720912 15-Feb-2017 22:55
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Shoes2468:
tdgeek:

 

All of which can be replaced relatively easily. Or perhaps the lost helicopter pilot, and 5 homes so far, and all the rest of the damage is of concern?

 

 

 

In the morning all this will triple overnight as they cannot work on it apart from fire engines, so it will expand away. Victoria Park is alight, apparently the new Adventure Park is toast.

 

 

 

Sorry, back to the TV and radio issue at SugarLoaf

 



Like Richms said there is a lot of important Comms stuff in there, some of which is likely being used to assisting fighting the fire, also a landmark for Christchurch area

P.s I don't watch Shortland street

 

Yep, comms stuff, that the main thing. 


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  # 1720914 15-Feb-2017 22:58
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  # 1720915 15-Feb-2017 22:58
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clinty: From memory there is a good fire break around the transmitter, but that is no gauruntee.

This fire does seem to have a mind of its own

Ground crews seem to have responded based on the webcam shot tvnz 1 just showed live

 

From memory its well up from the car park, and its low cut. The fire in the pic which I saw from the overhead bridge just up the road (Aidanfield) seemed to be near the carpark, or the the left. 

 

The winds are the issue. Strong, but varying. Daughter talked to a fire team, the changing wind is the issue, if its one direction, they can plan to that, but its variable, so the fire is variable. 




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  # 1720923 15-Feb-2017 23:10
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tdgeek:

Shoes2468:
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All of which can be replaced relatively easily. Or perhaps the lost helicopter pilot, and 5 homes so far, and all the rest of the damage is of concern?


 


In the morning all this will triple overnight as they cannot work on it apart from fire engines, so it will expand away. Victoria Park is alight, apparently the new Adventure Park is toast.


 


Sorry, back to the TV and radio issue at SugarLoaf




Like Richms said there is a lot of important Comms stuff in there, some of which is likely being used to assisting fighting the fire, also a landmark for Christchurch area

P.s I don't watch Shortland street


Yep, comms stuff, that the main thing. 



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  # 1720926 15-Feb-2017 23:16
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There is a bit of area between the sugarloaf and the forest and also quite a few wireless links... Hopefully it'll survive.

 





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  # 1720927 15-Feb-2017 23:25
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Here's the view of Sugarloaf from a different angle. Looks like it's still pretty safe, but as it's all very volatile it'll be a good idea to keep mobiles charged and AM radios tuned in.


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  # 1720931 15-Feb-2017 23:46
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There is a ring of fire up there, but to the east on the next hill. Sugarloaf is clear from any hotspots, it's probably been sprayed with retardant prior to dark.

40 houses gone.

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  # 1720961 16-Feb-2017 01:24
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Two or three houses have been destroyed on Worsley Spur, in addition to four burned down earlier today. This corrects an earlier statement which said 40 homes were lost.


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