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Jez1234 1st Nov 2023 3:42 pm

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A big thanks to Chris55000 for the Tektronix 545A and 465 oscilloscopes (and to his pal Steve for transporting both Chris and 'scopes). My decades long quest to get a big valved Tek finally answered:)

Ti Pwun 1st Nov 2023 7:19 pm

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I would also like to thank Chriss55000 for dropping off the 465B scope he sold me while he and his friend Steve were on their way up to Jez1234 to drop off those scopes. Very much appreciated- thanks so much fellas. My restoration project will be posted on here soon.

May Chris' floorboards no longer creak under the weight of the scopes he still has! :-D

ScottBouch 2nd Nov 2023 9:09 am

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Thanks to Craig Sawyers for sharing some Shellac flakes!

Cheers, Scott

ScottBouch 2nd Nov 2023 9:12 am

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Also thanks to Electronpusher0 for offering FOC an audio frequency analyser, sadly on this occasion I couldn't take him up on the offer, but it was very much appreciated.

jayceebee 3rd Nov 2023 10:26 pm

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A belated thank you SunSPARC for the Ferguson video recorder review. Arrived in excellent condition and FOC.

Cheers,
John.

Bear2Biker 3rd Nov 2023 10:31 pm

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Many thanks to AnalogueMan Alan, for the Simpson 260 meter manual, very good of him to take the time & trouble to pack & post it off to me F.O.C. much appreciated.

Kentode 7th Nov 2023 12:39 pm

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Many thanks to Paul_RK for the battery socket and to David G4EBT for the printings of the battery scan's.

Your efforts are much appreciated, Gents! :clap:

Buzby123 7th Nov 2023 6:42 pm

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Thanks to julesomega for the speakers. I'll send you a video of them when the project is finished. ( Don't hold your breath :D )

deliverance 14th Nov 2023 2:07 pm

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Thanks to Rob (cambridgeworks) for the fuses which arrived this morning just the job.

SiriusHardware 15th Nov 2023 9:14 am

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Thanks to - Glyn, Welsh Anorak - for carefully selecting, desoldering and sending up a replacement opto-out socket for my Sharp TV, now restored to full working order.

mole42uk 15th Nov 2023 8:38 pm

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Thanks to Colin (vintage_8bit) for the radios. I'm looking forward to restoring the eariest ones!

ScottBouch 16th Nov 2023 6:30 pm

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Many thanks to Diabolical Artificer for sending a pile of military connectors over! Much appreciated, many thanks!

telstar 17th Nov 2023 4:42 pm

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Many thanks to Rob from Cambridgeworks for supplying me with resistors and other components
Mike

agardiner 18th Nov 2023 1:02 pm

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Many thanks to David, G4EBT, for the vintage toggle switch to complete my Ekco roundie restoration. Very much appriciated.

Ti Pwun 22nd Nov 2023 1:42 pm

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Thank you very much to "60 oldjohn" for the mains plug for my signal generator - it just arrived. Very much appreciated.

deliverance 22nd Nov 2023 8:45 pm

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A big thanks to electroanorak Daniel for the fuses more than enough to keep me going I offered to pay he wouldn't have it call them a Christmas present a gent thanks again.

Kevin Hoyland 28th Nov 2023 10:23 am

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A big Thank You, to Steve /Colour Star for the Toshiba SM-3100 music Centre and the SS-470Speakers.
Kevin.:thumbsup:

Reelman 29th Nov 2023 3:17 pm

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Special thanks to Anthony for the Radio Daze wire, it is special and seldom seen these days. I am just sorry that there had to be fellow members who missed out.
Sent so quickly as well, many thanks, greatly appreciated!

Peter

Vintage Engr 29th Nov 2023 5:59 pm

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Thanks to 'Whiskas' for the very useful power supply PCB's.

David.

turretslug 29th Nov 2023 10:14 pm

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A big thankyou to Anthony for the CR100 and some gleaming goodies to keep me entertained, plus comprehensive manuals and afternoon tea,

Colin

John M0GLN 30th Nov 2023 11:07 am

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And a thank you to 'whiskas' from me for the Lemco cap's.

John

knobtwiddler 30th Nov 2023 4:35 pm

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Another big thank you to Whiskas for the assorted components, which arrived this morning. They were sent in a box previously used for cat food. Either our cat can read, or there was an aroma on the box, as he made a beeline for the postman as soon as he arrived and followed me around the house with the box!

Chris55000 4th Dec 2023 12:19 pm

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My grateful thanks to Dave "G6OneDave" for scanning some Philips R to R manuals for me – they're far better than anything online and scanned in colour!

Thank you Dave!

Chris Williams

Julesomega 4th Dec 2023 3:34 pm

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Many thanks to member 'manuals' for a) splitting off individual items from the groups of items he was offering for collection from Maltby, and b) for boxing them up for delivery, despite their substantial weight. I don't know how he managed it, but he somehow arranged the delivery to happen at a time when SWMBO had just gone out :D

DMcMahon 5th Dec 2023 9:54 pm

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Thank you to ScottBouch for the grey and yellow heatshrink tubing that safely arrived today (maybe earlier as have been away for a few days).

David

Phil G4SPZ 6th Dec 2023 11:36 am

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A big thank-you to Chris, a.k.a. “Chrispy57” from me and the Curators at the Black Country Living Museum for the knobs to fit their Ekco AD75, especially for his care in selecting, packing and posting them :clap:

deliverance 6th Dec 2023 3:02 pm

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Thanks to Christopher/ high vacuum house for the signal generator and the valve voltmeter just the job.

Miguel Lopez 6th Dec 2023 6:46 pm

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Thank you very much to Greg AKA G.Castle & Richard AKA MrMoose for the relays & caps they kindly sent to my friend Andy AKA Diabolical Artificer to be re-sent to me in Cuba.

Bless you all

Those items are already at home.Thanks again to all you guys for sending me this stuff for my projects. Bless you all again

And bless you Andy

turretslug 8th Dec 2023 2:22 pm

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Thanks to Christopher (high_vacuum_house) for a fine specimen of Telequipment D63, now sporting an IEC C14 mains inlet in place of that oddball TQ connector and its unobtainium lead.

Colin

G6Tanuki 19th Dec 2023 1:34 pm

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Thanks to forum member Jolly7 for the Tanin radio which arrived this morning and is working rather nicely!

John10b 19th Dec 2023 4:52 pm

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May I thank Jerry( CathodeRay57) for the ECH42 FOC and postage. Thank you Jerry.
John

knobtwiddler 21st Dec 2023 7:08 pm

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A massive thank you to Mark_in_manc for the B+K manual. He gave it to me for free!

All I need to do now is to work out how to get the B+K functional and I'll be able to use it!

Syrinx1 22nd Dec 2023 3:48 pm

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Thanks to bigfathairyvika for sending me the IC's so quickly.

samjmann 25th Dec 2023 10:11 am

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Thanks to Top Cap.

Just to thank you for the repair report you sent me on the Quad 405.
This will enable me to do some checks on the limiter thick film modules. Top man, Top Cap !!

Regards, SJM.

fetteler 27th Dec 2023 1:38 am

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I would like to say a hearty thank you to Richard - trh01uk for his extremely kind and generous gift of an HP 8650 spectrum analyser. I consider myself to be extremely fortunate and will care for and make excellent use of this fine instrument.

I wish Richard all the very best.

Steve.

Reelman 3rd Jan 2024 6:03 pm

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A big thanks to Peter, Electronpusher0 for the minimod PCBs received today. Very good of him to take on the task of having the boards made and despatched in what seems to be ever increasing quantities. Much appreciated, it must take a substantial amount of time.
Also thanks to Lester, Radiomobile for the AF117 substitutes at a very reasonable price. We will probably all come across the “tin whisker” problem at some time or other and replacement is really the best solution. The market has realised this and so suitable transistors are becoming more expensive and difficult to obtain. Therefore, Lester’s offer has been very welcome.
Peter

g0hze snowy 4th Jan 2024 11:07 am

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Thanks to Robin CambridgeWorks.

Those diagrams brought back many memories from when i had the TRIO 9R59DE/S in Cyprus when posted there in 69-72. Once again a big thanks.

Dickie 5th Jan 2024 7:58 pm

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Thanks to Phil, "pbengtech" for sending me a Roberts RD60 handle completely FOC.

John10b 6th Jan 2024 10:26 am

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Thank you Gerry - Kestrelmusic - for the four Knobs for my Pye Radio.
John

vinrads 9th Jan 2024 11:06 am

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I would like to say a big thanks to Tom Williams for sending me the FM/Air band radio.

CambridgeWorks 11th Jan 2024 12:33 am

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A big thank you to Jon (eaglework) for all his time and effort in dealing with the HP gear and helping out with distribution.
Rob

Syrinx1 13th Jan 2024 5:17 pm

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Many thanks to Ian (Dickie) and his friend Phil for arranging transport of a generously gifted CUB monitor.

Ambientnoise 15th Jan 2024 1:50 pm

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Many thanks to Alvin for the Sony ICF-2001. It’s now on the operating table and looks to be suffering from cracked pcb tracks.

Ken

HamishBoxer 15th Jan 2024 5:08 pm

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Many Thanks Lester (RadioMobile) for the AF117s subs,

David

DMcMahon 15th Jan 2024 5:27 pm

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Thankyou to Richard (trh01uk) for the "Foundations of wireless" book that safely arrived this morning.

Long ago I had this book but it seems to have disappeared over the years, will be good to have a read through to refesh my basic understanding of radio theory.

David

HamishBoxer 16th Jan 2024 4:58 pm

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Thank you Peter (ElectronPusher0) Mini mod boards arrived today, excellent.

DMcMahon 18th Jan 2024 7:35 pm

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Thank you to David (David G4EBT) for the 150nF capacitors that arrived safely today.

David

Vintage Engr 21st Jan 2024 2:44 pm

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This is probably a slightly unusual 'Big Thank-you'.

A big thanks to all members, Moderators & providers on this forum, for just being there, & for the availability of the interchange of technical knowledge, - being able to bounce ideas off each other.

During my long career in many different disciplines of electronics, - domestic radio & TV servicing, Broadcast Engineering, & scientific & medical uses of television,high end audio, I have worked with some very interesting people.

When I started my apprenticeship in R&TV servicing, I was very fortunate to have amongst those around me, ex RAF & ex army radio technicians, with loads of experience & terrific enthusiasm. This instilled me with even more enthusiasm than I already had!
Building things. Remote controlled submarines, a flying spot scanner for 405 lines, a 'Pinky & Perky voice changer, building a GDAF type receiver, the list went on.I well remember going to our local 'geasy-spoon' for lunch, & George G3MZR , now SK, had drawn the circuit of an SSB product-detector on the paper tablecloth, which we duly took with us!

Engineers used to play technical tricks on us apprentices (I'm currently writing a book with more of this..) it was all part of the learning curve. There were of course amongst our number, pure 'Bottle-jockeys & I.F. Twiddlers', who were only interested it getting back to the workshop after their allotted field calls, so not much learnt there!

Moving on , & into AV & Broadcast Engineering, I was fortunate to meet BBC designers, people like Michael Cox, of 'Cox-Box' fame. People with whom one could have a decent technical conversation with & where ther was a cross-fertilisation of ideas. Technical jokes abounded!

Later on, for some reason, many of the engineers who worked with me or for me were definitely just 9-5:30 bods, who didn't have any real interest in either the equipment, how it worked, or what the client needed to do with it.
I found that my only source of intercommunication on any technical level, was either with the big manufacturers, or with competitors, when I met with them on a training course.
So now retired, with no local engineering contacts the forum is an extension of my long journey in electronics.

UKVRR continues to provide one of the best 'melting-pots' for enthusiastic interchange of ideas. We may not always agree on some of the finer points, but generally it is a very friendly & exceedingly informative place to be.

So thanks again to one & all, long may it continue

David.

Phil G4SPZ 21st Jan 2024 5:12 pm

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Well said, David. I’m sure you speak for many of us on the Forum, me included!

DMcMahon 24th Jan 2024 9:24 pm

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Thank you to pip5678 for the Grundig Party Boy radio that I collected today.

It looks and sounds good.

David


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