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Reelman 27th Jul 2023 6:41 pm

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A big thank you to Peter, PJFradios for the Romac portable radio just received. Been after one of these for years, interested on how the aerial in the carry strap stands up to use. Especially pleased it is the 2 band version, the earlier MW only set was the first UK one to use the “new” B7G battery valves.

Peter

Joe_Lorenz 27th Jul 2023 8:55 pm

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Thank you very much to Noel "greenkit" for these original Tektronix manuals! After a looong journey to the continent I held them in my hands yesterday and I must say, a great read! So now there isn't any more a chance of an excuse to not restoring my 7603 scope.

Thanks Noel, that was very generous!

Joe

DMcMahon 30th Jul 2023 5:36 pm

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Thank you to Rob (robinshack) for the test probes and test leads that safely arrived yesterday.

David

IanG3XYV 30th Jul 2023 7:49 pm

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Many thanks to Aaron_555 for passing me his RA17L receiver. It appears to be in excellent condition and I look forward to restoring it to full glory.

Nickthedentist 31st Jul 2023 12:40 pm

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Thanks to Rob (Robinshack) for the solder tags which have just arrived. Just what I'd been looking for, as the last batch I bought (from Rapid Electronics, while I was still at school!) is running low.

Nickthedentist 31st Jul 2023 3:51 pm

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Thanks to Stevehertz for the Cossor speaker which arrived today in brilliant condition. That was quick!

DMcMahon 1st Aug 2023 5:46 pm

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Many thanks to Rob (whiskas) for the Straps, mains filter, battery terminals & phono to wanda cable which safely arrived yesterday, very well packaged as always.

David

DMcMahon 2nd Aug 2023 4:34 pm

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Thankyou to David (David G4EBT) for the Tropical Fish Capacitors that arrived this morning, they will come in very useful.

David

DMcMahon 2nd Aug 2023 9:17 pm

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Many thanks to Steve (stevehertz) for the Tandberg 2060L Hi-Fi receiver that safetly arrived today.

I remember in the late 1970s a friend had one of these but with Rosewood case and I was very envious of it.

Looking forward to checking it out.

David

Reelman 3rd Aug 2023 9:37 am

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A big thank you to Richard, trh01uk for the acorn valve bases and to Mark James for generously donating one of his. I never thought that I would find more than one of these!

Thank you!

Peter

Oldcodger 3rd Aug 2023 8:05 pm

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Many thanks to Admin, and my apologies for so much trouble in getting logged in again.

deliverance 5th Aug 2023 8:17 am

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Thanks to Rob for the valves just the job .

Beardyman 8th Aug 2023 7:57 am

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Many thanks to G6ONEDave for the manual, much appreciated.
Have a virtual beer one me! :beer:

Cobaltblue 8th Aug 2023 2:04 pm

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I would like to thank Adrian (agardiner) for the Avo Minor and the Habotest Pen Meter.

Both arrived extremely well packed and in fantastic condition.

That little Habotest has already been put to great use sorting out family appliances so much easier than trying to balance my fluke on my knee whilst using the probes :thumbsup:

I lost a similar device 2 decades or so ago in Nanjing.

Cheers

Mike T

The Philpott 8th Aug 2023 3:28 pm

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Thanks to Nick the 1100 man for the fluorescent tubes. I'm going to try and shift what I can't (or won't ever) use. (there's probably more mercury in my fillings than in one of those!)

Dave

DMcMahon 9th Aug 2023 7:27 am

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Thanks to David (David G4EBT) for the Servicing Transistor Receivers book that safely arived yesyerday.

David

SeanStevens 10th Aug 2023 10:05 pm

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Many many thanks to Mike (Murphy Mad) for today's gargantuan effort.

A bunch of crap Ferranti parts were transformed into a running (at times limping) receiver thanks to the tolerance and perseverance of a truly dedicated human being.

He managed to suffer me, bad repairs, lost parts, my bad memory, broken transformer windings and a ton of rust to resurrect a piece of 1930's history.

It will not be sold - it is coming with me to France. I'll need a huge lorry when I go, but it will be in it!

Cheers to a true stalwart of the radio community plus the supporting crew who kept us entertained with drinks and classic car repairs!

SEAN - owner of a Ferranti that is 90 odd years old!

DMcMahon 11th Aug 2023 1:20 pm

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Many thanks to Andy (yestertech) for the cassette recorder power leads that safely arrived yesterday.

David

DMcMahon 14th Aug 2023 9:27 am

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Thankyou to Rob (whiskas) for the valves and rubber feet that safely arrived a couple of days back.

David

greg_simons 15th Aug 2023 6:07 pm

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Many thanks to Graham at station-x for supplying an oc81, nos as well.
Greg.

greg_simons 16th Aug 2023 11:03 pm

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And many thanks to motorbike Les for the AU107's, there's no excuse for not getting a good result now!.
Greg.

Chris55000 17th Aug 2023 5:07 pm

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My thanks to Ed Dinning for letting me purchase two pattern Generators from him, one Philips PM5508 to research and design a Circle Pattern Unit, and the Manor Supplies Mark IV – the Manor Supplies unit swallowed up.nearly all my 1978/1979 Student Grant trying to get it working!

Both now received safely and research work now in progress!

Chris Williams

Chris55000 17th Aug 2023 5:08 pm

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My thanks to Ed Dinning for letting me purchase two pattern Generators from him, one Philips PM5508 to research and design a Circle Pattern Unit, and the Manor Supplies Mark IV – the Manor Supplies unit swallowed up nearly all my 1978/1979 Student Grant trying to get it working!

Both now received safely and research work now in progress!

Chris Williams

electronicskip 24th Aug 2023 6:25 pm

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Big thanks to WaveyDipole for the power supply .
Thank you.

greg_simons 25th Aug 2023 6:43 pm

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Many thanks to Panrock for showing me round his prewar tv repair, an absolute privilege to see, and amazing that at nearly ninety years old it can still function fairly well.
Greg.

Panrock 26th Aug 2023 2:55 pm

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It was a pleasure to meet you again Greg, after a gap of several years.

ScottBouch 28th Aug 2023 10:27 pm

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A big thank you to the moderators of this forum for making it a great place to chat, ask questions, learn and share.... and giving us a platform by which we can have decent workshop clear-outs, and keep the post officein business!

Cheers, Scott

DMcMahon 2nd Sep 2023 12:06 pm

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Thankyou to Scott (ScottBouch) for the BNC tee pieces (great condition) that arrived yesterday, they will be put to good use.

David

agardiner 2nd Sep 2023 3:48 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottBouch (Post 1582722)
A big thank you to the moderators of this forum for making it a great place to chat, ask questions, learn and share.... and giving us a platform by which we can have decent workshop clear-outs, and keep the post officein business!

Cheers, Scott

Seconded.

Jez1234 5th Sep 2023 10:27 pm

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Just acquired another two signal generators today and boy oh boy are these ones boat anchors8-o They didn't look that big in the pictures... If there was a Mrs Jez I'd be in serious trouble;D

Anyway big thanks to John "Wheelyjon" for donating them FOC, encouraging me to give it a go with the FCS and for bringing them up as far as Wakefield while going on holiday.... where he transferred them plus some gear for Martyn "ICTtutor", thanks Martyn for arranging that. And last but not least thanks to David "Radio Wrangler" for taking them from Wakefield to my door today.

It's amazing what this site and its wonderful members can achieve:)

Cheers,
Jez

turretslug 7th Sep 2023 4:56 pm

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Thanks to Andy (yestertech) and Rob (whiskas) for very well packed consignments,

Colin

Cobaltblue 7th Sep 2023 5:16 pm

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A big thankyou to Scott (ScottBouch) for the 1mm plugs and sockets that arrived safe and well.

Hopefully it will re-energise one of my dormant projects :thumbsup:

Thanks Scott

Cheers

Mike T

knobtwiddler 8th Sep 2023 4:52 pm

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Thank you to Ed Dinning, for the Space Invaders and Football games. Our 7-yr old loves them!

(I got distracted with an impending holiday, so apologies for the belated thank you)

DMcMahon 12th Sep 2023 12:49 pm

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Many thanks to Neal (NealCrook) for the 4 Grundig Stenorette dictation recorders that safely arrived yesterday, very well packaged.

David

DMcMahon 14th Sep 2023 6:38 pm

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Thankyou to Cliff (cliff2903) for the Memorex 90 8 track cartridge tapes that safely arrived today.

David

ex 2 Base 17th Sep 2023 12:19 pm

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Many thanks to ajgriff (Not sure of his name )and other readers, who pointed me in the right direction to get my old Fluke sounder working once again. Ted

Dickie 19th Sep 2023 12:59 pm

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Many thanks to Graham (llama) for sending me a valveholder completely FOC!

Miguel Lopez 4th Oct 2023 6:58 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

knobtwiddler 5th Oct 2023 11:17 pm

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A massive (and somewhat belated, as I only found the time to turn it on today) thanks to PETERg0rsq - for the Racal scope.

Photo attached!

Thank you, Peter!

LukeG83 9th Oct 2023 8:19 pm

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A massive thanks to Mikey66. Met today to collect a Ferguson Videostar. What a nice chap! He realised my love for VCRs and very generously passed on a collection of Videostar and Hitachi VCRs - I am very grateful!

One of the nice things about this forum is meeting great people

DMcMahon 11th Oct 2023 8:46 am

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Thankyou to Tim (Timvintage) for the Grundig TK 125 tape recorder that arrived several days ago.

David

Robsradio 11th Oct 2023 4:30 pm

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A very big thank you to Ian, (Northyorks1) for his generosity in sending me 2 lovely pocket radios, it’s really appreciated:-)
Thank you
Rob

DonaldStott 17th Oct 2023 3:40 pm

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A huge thanks to Forum members David Taylor (G4EBT) and Paula (frsimen) for providing help and support during the restoration of a troublesome Bush DAC90A.

I'm sure David won't mind if I give Paula a special mention for her patience, perseverance and technical knowledge in guiding me through several layers of problems to finally arrive at a successful outcome.

Reelman 17th Oct 2023 9:21 pm

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Many thanks to Adrian, agardiner for the station markers received. He kindly covered the postage as well! Will fill some empty spaces on a KB set I have.
Cheers!
Peter

DMcMahon 18th Oct 2023 12:35 pm

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A big thank you to Chris (Christoffrad) for the FOC Dynatron Cordova TRP1 tape recorder original Operating Instructions, which will come in very handy.

David

ScottBouch 24th Oct 2023 3:47 pm

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Massive thanks to AC/HL (Bill) for donating a pair of Mullard Mustard capacitors to help the repair of an aircraft audio alarm unit! They worked a treat!!

Cheers, Scott

fetteler 26th Oct 2023 12:42 am

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I would like to say a huge "Thank You" to Graham (SunSPARC) for his kind gift of a Tektronix 465. I have been after one of these oscilloscopes since I can't remember when and, now, I have one - or will have very soon - it's in transit as I write.

I'm looking forward to giving it a good old fettle (what's in a name eh?:-D) and then enjoying seeing it shining away on the bench in use for many years to come.

Lovely!

Steve.

Radio Wrangler 26th Oct 2023 6:56 am

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Oh, that's good. Scopes greatly aid understanding. Besides, something with a control panel like a 465 impresses the hell out of visitors :-)

David

WaveyDipole 26th Oct 2023 9:14 pm

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Just wanted to say thanks to Electronpusher0 who sent me a surplus AVO movement which I was able to modify and use to repair my AVO Two Part Tester. The result is that I now have a properly working instrument! Much appreciated!

greg_simons 27th Oct 2023 6:47 pm

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Many thanks to chris55000 for using the black arts of pcb design to replicate my brc power regulator boards in nice heatproof FR4, not only that but loaning me a sweep generator and sundry other test equipment to align an i.f strip, plus selling me the marconi 2018 signal generator, just got to fix it, (should be fun).
Greg.


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