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I have pinged the site but get no packets back, tried a different web browser, checked the settings & barred sites in my router, temporarily disabled all my anti virus bits -AVG2011, tried my wifes laptop which shares the same router & she cannot get it either.
I don't know what to try next as all the other sites that I visit seem fine.
Biggles Elder Brother, I realize that this is a bit of a cheek but as I cannot get to rcgroups my options are limited.
Thanks everyone for your help so far.....
I am still not able to connect to RCGroups. I am running IE8. I have tried my wifes laptop which connects wirelessly to the same router as my desktop connects hard wired. Her computer won't connect to RCGroups either. I run AVG ant-virus & she runs AVAST.
I have run both CCCleaner & "Free Internet Eraser" which should clear all old files. My browser is set to never use cached pages. I do not have parental control, or anything similar, activated
I have lurked on a number of forums for years. I like this one for UK content but have always found the RCGroups forums a wonderful source of info. For several weeks they have simply disappeared but I cannot find any reference to this on the internet. I would have expected a lot of comment.
Does anybody know where RCGroups & the associated EZoneMag have gone, or what has happened to them or am I alone in not being able to access them? If I am alone suggestions as to why would be much appreciated.
Sorry I did not mean high load but rather batteries that are changed relatively frequently - say monthly. It was meant to highlight the difference with the TV remote example I used where the batteries can last 12 months or more but with which I ALWAYS find that bad contacts set in before the battery is flattened.
Over 30 years many of the radio problems that I have seen have been traced to the power packs of transmitters & receivers. Those with loose cells have a lot more contacts to fail than those with welded packs & this, in my experience, does make them more prone to failure.
Personally I would not fly with loose cells but that is my choice.
My experience of loose cells is that non welded cells are a disaster as the contact between the batteries & the holder deteriorates & eventually you loose power. My TV remote does exactly the same & I bet yours does too.
I can understand that where dry cells are used in this fairly high load application the batteries are changed frequently & that this reduces the problem but with nicads that are left in place to be recharged disaster is not far away.