UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Powered By Google Custom Search Vintage Radio Service Data

Go Back   UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum > Specific Vintage Equipment > Vintage Television and Video

Notices

Vintage Television and Video Vintage television and video equipment, programmes, VCRs etc.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 9th Feb 2014, 2:56 pm   #1
Mikey405
Octode
 
Mikey405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Solihull, West Midlands and Beaford, Devon
Posts: 1,381
Default Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hi everyone.

Final Solihull TV Junk Collection / Swap / Meetup - 10th of May 2014.

Mods - Would it be okay for this to stay in the "TV" section until the time has past please?

As I am finally hoping to make a suitable gesture to my current employer (of 23 years) and move back down to Devon later this year, I was wondering if anyone fancied a final fun filled TV-fixing fling in sunny Solihull before I am penniless and jobless.

As usual, it will be a bit of a free-for-all with swapping / giving away / picking up junk and anything else that is vaguely TV related. I can't promise the enormous pile of stuff like there was last year but it's always brilliant (but certainly not compulsory) if people can bring anything that they might like to get rid of etc.

There will be the usual bacon sandwiches in the morning, TV fixing and general chitter-chattering during the day with a pub lunch at The Drum and Monkey in Four Ashes Road and maybe even curry in the evening for anyone who wishes to stay a bit later. A good supply of components and spares will be on hand for people who wish to have a fiddle with TVs.

10th of May is well into British Summer Time (for what that's worth these days) and it should be light well into the evening. There will be a few beds / sofas / floors etc. available for anyone who wishes to stay over on the Saturday though. (And the next day is the NVCF which is about 25 miles away just a short trip down the M40.)

Thanks everyone.

Kind regards.

From Mike.
__________________
G7TRF
Mikey405 is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 3:08 pm   #2
Hybrid tellies
Nonode
 
Hybrid tellies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 2,116
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Sounds great to me Mike. Take it from me it's not all bad being penniless and jobless.
__________________
Simon
BVWS member
Hybrid tellies is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 3:36 pm   #3
Paul Stenning
Administrator
 
Paul Stenning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 6,747
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

I'd love to come but it clashes with the Eurovision Song Contest which is a good night out here. It's also the day before the NVCF which is an early start for me.

Hopefully there will be a Devon one in due course.
__________________

Paul Stenning
Forum Admin/Owner and BVWS Committee Member
Paul Stenning is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 4:08 pm   #4
Nickthedentist
Dekatron
 
Nickthedentist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Oxford, UK.
Posts: 12,975
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Mike, you don't think your current employer might potentially read your post and anticipate your gesture, whatever that may be (!)? If so, might be worth editing slightly.

I don't want to sound paranoid, but this a public forum and many members (including you and me) are easily identifiable with a bit of very basic detective work.

Good luck with the fling - sounds fun.

Nick
Nickthedentist is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 4:10 pm   #5
line sync
Hexode
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire, UK.
Posts: 289
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hi Mike
Count me in as coming along.
I had a good time last year and it was good to meet up with old friends and also put faces to user names.

Robin
line sync is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 5:17 pm   #6
threeseven
Octode
 
threeseven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Worcestershire, UK.
Posts: 1,866
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Wouldn't miss it Mike, it was a great bash last year and I've been looking forward to the next one! Such a shame to hear it will be the last With the NVCF it will be a super vintage tech weekend, and this time I'll have a TV to bring along to attempt to bring to life!
__________________
BVWS member
threeseven is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 8:34 pm   #7
Tazman1966
Octode
 
Tazman1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: St Albans, Herts, UK.
Posts: 1,962
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Count me in Mike! I've checked with the boss (Mrs S ) and all is okay. I very much look forward to it especially as I missed the last one.
__________________
All the very best,
Tas
Tazman1966 is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 9:00 pm   #8
Heatercathodeshort
Dekatron
 
Heatercathodeshort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Warnham, West Sussex. 10 miles south of DORKING.
Posts: 5,648
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

I'm on my way...Great! John.
Heatercathodeshort is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2014, 9:05 pm   #9
bobbyball
Moderator
 
bobbyball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester
Posts: 1,057
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hope to make it - due at the NVCF next day as well!!
__________________
Robert
bobbyball is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2014, 9:39 am   #10
Mike Phelan
Dekatron
 
Mike Phelan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Near Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 4,182
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

I'll do my best, Mike. We're off to IOW the following day so it's cutting it a bit fine but I've missed the last few and it would be good to meet up with old pals especially as I'll be missing the NVCF.

Devon meet, eh? Now that'll be something!
__________________
Mike.
Mike Phelan is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2014, 10:54 am   #11
Dave Moll
Dekatron
 
Dave Moll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: West Cumbria (CA13), UK
Posts: 3,092
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

I must say that I am very tempted, especially by the offer of overnight accommodation to avoid a pre-dawn start for the NVCF the following morning.
__________________
Mending is better than Ending (cf Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
Dave Moll is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2014, 4:38 pm   #12
neil29
Heptode
 
neil29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Newport, Gwent, UK.
Posts: 565
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Yes please Mike .

Cheers
Neil.
neil29 is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2014, 6:24 pm   #13
thermionic
Heptode
 
thermionic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cornwall, UK.
Posts: 531
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hi Mike.

I was unable to make this last year, but I would love to come along this time. This will be my first time at one of your events, so you will all have to be gentle with me!

Cheers. Simon.
__________________
The honesty of imperfection..........
thermionic is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2014, 8:34 pm   #14
Hunts smoothing bomb
Octode
 
Hunts smoothing bomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wimborne, Dorset, UK.
Posts: 1,270
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hi Mike,

I'd love to come over, may I also reserve a bed/piece of floor?
I've just checked with the boss and she says it should be fine, she has to check the diary though but should be ok. Should be a great techie weekend.

Cheers
__________________
Lee
Hunts smoothing bomb is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2014, 9:24 am   #15
Mikey405
Octode
 
Mikey405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Solihull, West Midlands and Beaford, Devon
Posts: 1,381
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

That's brilliant that people can come to Solihull. I think it will be a very enjoyable weekend with the NVCF too. Sorry you can't make it Paul but the Eurovision sounds fun too.

Thanks everyone - I'll put some more details up later.

Kind regards


From Mike.
Ps. Don't worry too much about the comments Nick - I think they already know.
__________________
G7TRF
Mikey405 is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2014, 9:32 am   #16
Courtney Louise
Heptode
 
Courtney Louise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, UK.
Posts: 844
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hi Mike, I had a wonderful time last year and would love to come again this year if you will have me I still can't get first light form my TV62 so I might bring that if thats ok?

Courtney
__________________
Life is long, life is short, both of these a daunting thought.
Courtney Louise is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2014, 9:27 pm   #17
davidh1041
Tetrode
 
davidh1041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: London, UK.
Posts: 73
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hi Mike, myself and Keith would love to come and see you again. See you on saturday 10th. Regards David.
davidh1041 is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2014, 11:51 pm   #18
Michael Maurice
Moderator
 
Michael Maurice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wembley, Middlesex
Posts: 4,997
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

I would love to come, but May 10th/11th is incredibly close to the London local elections and as I'm a candidate, I will probably need to do some canvassing that weekend.

Hope you all have a brilliant time.

Michael
__________________
Forum Moderator

www.michaelmauricerepairs.co.uk
Michael Maurice is offline  
Old 12th Apr 2014, 3:49 pm   #19
Mikey405
Octode
 
Mikey405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Solihull, West Midlands and Beaford, Devon
Posts: 1,381
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

Hi Courtney, David and Michael.

Courtney and David (and Keith) - Yes you are of course all extremely welcome to come along and do bring your TV62 Courtney - I'm sure brains substantially bigger than mine will be able to help you out.

Sorry you can't make it this time Michael but good luck with your election campaigning. (Do you kiss any babies when you're out on the streets like you read in books Michael? Actually I might have only seen that in the Beano.)

Thanks all.

Kind regards.

From Mike.
__________________
G7TRF
Mikey405 is offline  
Old 13th Apr 2014, 9:09 am   #20
AidanLunn
Heptode
 
AidanLunn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Killamarsh, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Posts: 682
Default Re: Final Solihull Fling - 10th May 2014 - TV Junk Swap

It's a pity I'm working that weekend, I really want to come to some of these meet-ups.
__________________
Being a beginner is certainly the hardest part of this hobby - time is the beginner's enemy!
AidanLunn is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools



All times are GMT. The time now is 9:11 pm.


All information and advice on this forum is subject to the WARNING AND DISCLAIMER located at https://www.vintage-radio.net/rules.html.
Failure to heed this warning may result in death or serious injury to yourself and/or others.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2017, Paul Stenning.