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Keith Oakley
18-Aug-09, 09:40 AM
I hope to be able to bring you live webcast coverage of the European racing from Warsaw this weekend. - sat and sun starting around 1100am UK time. Go to live.raceresults.info (http://www.live.raceresults.info) Only prob is the commentary may well be in Polish so get your phrase books ready!
Keith

Jakub Furmanski
19-Aug-09, 09:10 AM
We will translate it to english hopefully :)
Well come to POLAND this weekend!
More info on site www.ehc.org.pl (http://www.ehc.org.pl) or www.hoverclub.pl (http://www.hoverclub.pl)
Jakub

Keith Oakley
20-Aug-09, 06:02 AM
Thanks Jacub - greetings from a sunny Berlin en route
See you in Warsaw
Keith

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 06:36 AM
Greetings from Warsaw Poland. We hope to bring you live coverage of the first ever Polish round of the European Hovercraft Championships later today and tomorrow. Racing is scheduled to start at 1300 CET - 1200 noon UK time. Coverage will be on www.live.raceresults.info (http://www.live.raceresults.info)
We have an excellent internet link and work is underway to extend it by cable 300m through the forest.
The site is a large lake 20miles north of Warsaw set in a pine forest. Land sections of the course are beaches of soft sand!! Hopefully fire brigade are coming along to damp it down.
Keith

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 10:28 AM
Practise has just started - and video is on. No audio yet. I'm streaming at a higher rate than usual so please feedback any reception probs.
Keith

atters
22-Aug-09, 10:59 AM
just joined, no sound yet, picture is ok.

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:14 AM
picture is a bit on/off, refreshes quite often .

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:27 AM
sound is working.

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 11:28 AM
Wow! I just saw how much sand is on that course. People are going to be blasted by the stuff . . . including YOU Keith!!

Bob

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 11:31 AM
Oops! Just saw the first craft running. It wasn't the course I was looking at. Doesn't seem that bad after all!


Bob

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:33 AM
when can we expect the racing to start?

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:35 AM
BOB does your stream also run fine then freeze for a few seconds then carry on.

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 11:35 AM
It was planned to run on the soft sand but course has been limited to 2 small bits of grass - thank goodness.
Still working on sound latest racing start time 1415CET 1315UK
Keith

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 11:36 AM
Atters,

Actually, mine is running extremely well - complete with sound.

Bob

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:38 AM
thanks Keith, the sound is great, but the picture stops for a few seconds from time to time, then carries on. The sound keeps going while the picture is frozen. not sure Y.

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 11:40 AM
I can *hear* you, Keith!

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:40 AM
I have 3G, the wind is blowing a bit, maybe it's that.

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:42 AM
yes we hear you.

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:45 AM
BOB, what explorer are you using, I am on Google Crome, maybe that's what is slowing it down.

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:48 AM
thanks, will enjoy, how do I change the stream quality?

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 11:49 AM
I'm also using Chrome. This is the best reception I've ever had. I used to get these freezes, I traced to my IP provider 'throttling' video. I suspect it's still too early in the morning here for that to be an issue.

This is the best quality I've had since Keith has started his foray into Internet broadcasting.

Bob

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:51 AM
My connection speed jumps around between 250 and 350.

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 11:55 AM
We have a 2mbit/s uplink here - compared to our usual 300kbits at best. So I am sending out video at 550kbits which is twice the normal quality. That will give folk with poor download speeds (inc Atters I suspect) some probs with freezes. If that prob is common let me know and I'll reduce the speed. For the moment for those that can get it ok put it on full screen (click on black square) and enjoy
Keith

atters
22-Aug-09, 11:56 AM
Closed my mailbox and skype and the connection went up to 300 - 400. :D

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 12:18 PM
I've reduced speed down to 350kbits
Racing should start soon
Keith

atters
22-Aug-09, 12:25 PM
thanks, everything just died, so had to restart.

atters
22-Aug-09, 12:29 PM
Yes the 350 is working great now, no interupptions.

atters
22-Aug-09, 01:04 PM
1.39.4 !st for Hamilton !!!

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 01:22 PM
Keith,

Do you have a timetable of events for today & tomorrow? I'm afraid I have a few things that need doing today but I'd still like to watch F50 & F1.

Bob

atters
22-Aug-09, 01:23 PM
which race is now.

Lets see how the frog gets on.

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 01:28 PM
Well, I hope. I visited the factory in Slovenia a few weeks ago! :)

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 01:31 PM
Racing now underway
Keith

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 01:51 PM
Thanks for reading the results, Keith. I was completely confused!!

Bob

atters
22-Aug-09, 02:06 PM
yes it is quite hard keeping track isn't it?

atters
22-Aug-09, 02:14 PM
what race is next, looks like F2.

TechieRoss
22-Aug-09, 02:19 PM
Looks like FS to me single duct ?

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 02:20 PM
Yep! F2: I saw Denis Ragot speaking with Anne-Christine on the starting grid. Both race in F2.

TechieRoss
22-Aug-09, 02:23 PM
Sorry just returned from 5 days in Amsterdam, brain not functioning!

Ross

Scuba Kev
22-Aug-09, 02:59 PM
Just watching the F1's ...Where's Hibby??

atters
22-Aug-09, 03:01 PM
NO, Giving up. My connection is just not good enough. I keep getting like a slide show effect, The sound is fine but the picture keeps jumping. Funny how it only does it when there is a race going, when nothing is happening, its 100%.

Later..

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 03:04 PM
Come on, don't give up! You're describing what I was receiving during the UK races: perfect between races, and *lots* of trouble during the race.

Hang in there!

Bob

Scuba Kev
22-Aug-09, 03:14 PM
sound and vision quality is excellent here in the UK

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 03:21 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. The racing is well behind programme. The wind is getting up here and its a race between an oncoming rainstorm and it getting dark!
Hibby isn't here so for the first time (ever?) there isn't a single British craft at a European event. Mind it is 1025 miles from Maidstone Kent - 20 hours of driving time each way over several days. Nothing for the Americans I know but...
Keith

Scuba Kev
22-Aug-09, 03:36 PM
Thats a shame he isn't there! he asked me if i could go and help with the drive there and back, but I wasn't able too unfortunatly!

Bob Rennick
22-Aug-09, 03:40 PM
Gee Keith, your right! 20-hours is about normal for me!

Bob

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 03:55 PM
Racing about to restart
Keith

Scuba Kev
22-Aug-09, 04:07 PM
have you turned the sound off?

Scuba Kev
22-Aug-09, 04:14 PM
A swimmer and a red flag in a F50.... almost unheard of

and it wasn't Shampoo Sue !!!

Ewan Black
22-Aug-09, 04:17 PM
pot kettle black

Scuba Kev
22-Aug-09, 04:19 PM
Not been me for a while now!

But the Blacks are making a name for themselves!

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 04:22 PM
sound back on
Keith

Ewan Black
22-Aug-09, 04:28 PM
if only it were that easy to gag scubakev

Heather Black
22-Aug-09, 04:30 PM
Nice to see George on his summer holidays!

oakley0296
22-Aug-09, 05:22 PM
Hi Keith

Only just tuned in to see the F1 race, I fully expected it to be finished hours ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many craft are there in total.

Barry

Keith Oakley
22-Aug-09, 05:27 PM
I'll count em tomorrow but full turnout except Dutch & UK.
Racing starts again around 12 noon approx!!
Keith

Keith Oakley
23-Aug-09, 08:57 AM
We are back on live from Warsaw covering the practise. Race Director Mike Rausch admits it doesn't really run to time! Big prob yesterday was marker buoys drifting off in wind. I gather bigger rocks have been fitted!
Weather overcast but winds light at present.
Keith

Jon Pert
23-Aug-09, 10:05 AM
Race Director Mike Rausch admits it doesn't really run to time!

Can't believe that! http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/hehe.gif

Heather Black
23-Aug-09, 10:06 AM
Tell Mike..the British paddock girls were itching to get over there yesterday and help him out with his timings!! ( I did notice that there were a few Swedish boys about too!!!)

Jon Pert
23-Aug-09, 10:07 AM
Getting you loud and clear this morning Keith. Thanks for the timetable of today.

Keith Oakley
23-Aug-09, 10:12 AM
Open practise about to start then paddock open then racing starting 1300 CET (1200 UK) - Novice, F50, Fs, F2, F1 paddock open then F1, Nov, F50, Fs, F2, F1 ie 3 F1s (I think!)
Keith

Jon Pert
23-Aug-09, 11:52 AM
Is that a Pintail converted for FS????

Rhi Black
23-Aug-09, 12:07 PM
He's thinking of Jaroslav Balaz's craft

also hi and good luck to the Halls/Ostermans :)

Bob Rennick
23-Aug-09, 12:14 PM
Jaroslav's hovercraft is an FS conversion from Michael Metzner's old Pintail F1 'bubble' craft.

Bob

Keith Oakley
23-Aug-09, 12:27 PM
Anita Oakley is on camera today. She'd like to know how you're finding it - any special requests you can feedback?
Keith

oakley0296/01
23-Aug-09, 12:54 PM
Hi Keith

Ask Anita to find a few nice hunky Polish men. It's just me and your brother today doing up our garden, so any distraction is welcome.

atters
23-Aug-09, 01:02 PM
Just got online, have I Missed the racing?

Rhi Black
23-Aug-09, 01:05 PM
Hi Keith

Ask Anita to find a few nice hunky Polish men.

topless swedish guys would be appreciated too :D

webadmin
23-Aug-09, 01:14 PM
Hi Keith,

I have a complaint - you turned the mic off just when the UPS/solar cell discussion was getting interesting :D

Pic quality is really good (almost VHS standard) and no drops outs.

John

Keith Oakley
23-Aug-09, 01:17 PM
2nd round of racing starting shortly
Keith

Rhi Black
23-Aug-09, 02:34 PM
The camera quality seems to be fine in the sunlight!

Bob Rennick
23-Aug-09, 03:07 PM
Thanks Keith & Co. for making the long trek to Poland and bringing us the coverage. Have a safe drive back.

Bob

hibbar4000
23-Aug-09, 03:57 PM
Hi Keith
I've been following! I've calculated that Mario won the F1 Championships - I'm really happy for him! Please congratulate him from me!

Baz Hunt
23-Aug-09, 04:44 PM
Well done Keith and (Small) team. I've only managed to dip in a few times to see what's been happening but the video and audio quality has been fantastic. Congrats on a good job well done.

Baz

Broni Black
23-Aug-09, 05:41 PM
Well done Keith. I've been watching all weekend, and had great coverage.
And Congratulations, to Tony and Filip. :)

Jon Pert
23-Aug-09, 08:07 PM
Hi Keith,

I have a complaint - you turned the mic off just when the UPS/solar cell discussion was getting interesting :D



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Rhi Black
23-Aug-09, 09:41 PM
I agree with everyone else!
Well done on another weekend of great coverage!!
Thank you for all the effort you put into all this! :)

atters
24-Aug-09, 05:50 AM
:eek: fantastic what is possible these days, just need a willing team like Kieth and the rest to get it off the ground.

You lot are the cushion of the international hovercraft community.

Well Done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!