Forums Main H&B 4×4 Response Group Forums Introductions Another new member from Basingstoke

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  • #6490
    Daryl Haigh
    Participant
    • Responder

    Hi all,

    I have recently joined this forum as I have just purchased a vehicle I have been longing over for since I was a child (I’m now 30+) – a Land Rover Defender 90.

    Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved going out and getting muddy; the Defender is just my Big Boy Toy!™

    I’ve wanted to help people out with a Defender for years but never had the funds to purchase a good one until last week.

    I respect what the 4×4 Response groups do all around the country (and even in countries abroad). Being able to help people out with the only rewards being the pride of helping someone in need, as well as adding to ones own recovery experience… that really strikes a chord with me.

    My D90 currently has two front passenger seats but I signed up as saying it only has one, as I will be replacing the middle seat for a cubby box as soon as I can, as quick-and-easy storage space is far more beneficial to me than a middle seat that I’ll rarely ever need to use (even outside of responding).

    I am very new to the whole 4×4 scene as I’ve only ever owned front-wheel and rear-wheel drive cars. I’ve joined GLASS, done a little bit of green laning around some easy, local lanes (based on my own research (TrailWise and Google Maps/Streetview)) on my lonesome to get a bit of experience off-tarmac without sticking my neck too far out of my comfort zone. I will also join a local Land Rover club (Hants and Berks Land Rover Owners club looks tempting) to get myself fully involved in the scene.

    My Defender is very much a blank canvas so in the pipeline will be a snorkel, winch, a recovery kit (still unsure which one to go for), maybe some different wheels & tyres as I’m not too sure about my current tyres (Maxxis Mudder Buckshot, with a Maxxis Mudder Bighorn as a spare). I’m in no hurry for any of these except for the recovery kit as that will be extremely useful.

    I live in Basingstoke but work all day in Farnborough.

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  • #7354
    Graham Middleton
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    • Trustee

    Hi Daryl,

    Welcome aboard.

    #7355
    mike.c.sutton
    Moderator
    • Trustee

    Hi Daryl,

    Welcome alone.

    Don’t forget to check out the other media channels, list in the Announcement Section. Also, it’s worth looking at the Responder Purchases & Discounts section as well if you are kitting out your truck.

    #7356
    Daryl Haigh
    Participant
    • Responder

    Thanks, both.

    Thanks for the tip, Mike. I’ll check out those discounts once I’m a fully-fledged member.

    I’ve been following the public Facebook page for quite some time now, and I think I’ve not long started following the group on Twitter.

    I see the group will be attending the Hospice event next Sunday. I’m not taking part in the event in any way but I was thinking of popping along and saying hi.

    #7357
    mike.c.sutton
    Moderator
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    Please do, there will be various people there during the day

    #7358
    Mark Butler
    Participant
    • Responder
    • Controller

    Hi Daryl and welcome aboard it’s nice to see new members tapping into the forum.

    All the best Mark

    #7359
    JamesLutener
    Participant
    • Responder

    Hi Daryl

    Great to see another new member in Basingstoke and look forward to meeting you at the weekend.

    James

    #7360
    Daryl Haigh
    Participant
    • Responder

    Was nice having a brief chat today, and quite interesting seeing the group in action ‘behind the scenes’.

    I will phone the local Basingstoke rep in the week to get my assessment sorted out as I’m dead eager to get stuck in and start learning!

    #7361
    Phil Martin
    Keymaster
    • Trustee

    Hi Daryl,

    Nice to meet you today. Hopefully see you at an event soon!

    Phil

    Phil
    HR005
    Trustee & Webmaster/Membership
    HAM callsign: M6BGF

    #7362
    Ron Goodberry

      Welcome aboard

      #7363
      Daryl Haigh
      Participant
      • Responder

      Hi,

      I’m just wondering how I find out what my HR number is, and if I am to expect anything in the post? I’ve started to receive emails and text messages but I feel I won’t be able to attend any callouts without a HR number.

      #7364
      Derek Bagshaw
      Moderator
      • Responder
      • Controller

      Hi Daryl your Responder number is HR281

      #7365
      Derek Bagshaw
      Moderator
      • Responder
      • Controller

      Daryl

      I have had a rummage around what I can access. You are on the Responder Manager list and showing as active, you are on the membership list with a card issue date of 03/12/2019 so Royal snail might be a bit behind with delivering your membership card if you don’t have one yet. You are not yet listed on User manager which is something I do not have access to, perhaps Alan (secretary) or Phil (webmaster) may be able to help/update with that.

      #7366
      Daryl Haigh
      Participant
      • Responder

      Oh wow, I wonder what happened there. That’s interesting as I ordered something cheap and cheerful on eBay early December and after waiting a week and a half for what should have been a 2-3 day Royal Mail delivery, I messaged the seller and they offered me a refund (which I took and still haven’t received the package).

      Hopefully some replacements can be sent out, or I could collect?

      #7367
      mike.c.sutton
      Moderator
      • Trustee

      Hi Daryl,

      I’ve had a look and there are a couple of fields not completed in responder manager. That may be why you are not set up as a user on there.

      I’m just trying to sort those out for you.

      #7368
      mike.c.sutton
      Moderator
      • Trustee

      Daryl,

      This should now be set and you should have received an email with you log on details to Responder Manager.

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