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linescan87 23rd Nov 2016 7:34 pm

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I also would like to thank Paul, idlerbiker, for the ITT CVC5. My father just informed me he collected it last night.

It will be a valued addition to my collection.

All the best,
John Joe.

TonyDuell 25th Nov 2016 6:24 pm

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A big thank you to 'Astral Highway' for the beautiful Unicorder 61 and the very interesting chat over a cup of coffee today.

I've already had the casing off the machine (it's back together now) and it looks to be an interestring project to restore it.

Al (astral highway) 25th Nov 2016 6:49 pm

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Hi Tony,

Thank you! Likewise, it was great to meet you, very impressed that you came all that way down specially. I found our chat very interesting and was at times stunned by your encyclopaedic knowledge of specific circuits, components within circuits and histories of technology.

I'm sure the Unicorder is in the very best possible hands for a sympathetic and full restoration inside and I'm intrigued to hear what, if anything, is on that spool of tape!

Phil G4SPZ 27th Nov 2016 7:53 pm

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Many thanks to my good friend Jim Medley for the luncheon voucher, which is apparently valid forever and at any establishment! The Ritz looks nice Jim, see you there? Or maybe just fish & chips at the Black Country Museum :wave: and good luck with the Ultra Twin :thumbsup:

David G4EBT 29th Nov 2016 2:23 pm

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Many thanks to Eddie - (eddie_ce) in Hamburg for kindly sourcing Philips 'PHILETTA' plastic logos for me for a Philetta BD254U radio that I'm restoring. Eddie kindly tracked down the German supplier, bought the logos out of his own pocket on my behalf till I could recompense Eddie for them via paypal, and sent them priority Air Mail to me. It seems that these logos are prone to falling off and getting lost and it does detract from the radio's appearance without the logo, so it's been really helpful of Eddie to come to my rescue.

Thanks Eddie - you're a great ambassador for the forum!

Oldcodger 29th Nov 2016 11:09 pm

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We curse them when they do things that don't make sense, but when problems happen, they are there to help us. WHO- well the mods/admin staff ,of course. Recently I had a PC time of horrors. I switched on to get the usual bios message about set up or boot. And then - a flashing cursor. Something on my MB had died- most possibly a regulator as I found a hard drive power connector making bad connections. New MB sorted out that, and the long slog of a three system install ( XP/W7/W10) ,and although I'd taken steps to get most of my e mail addresses into a form where I could reset passwords, I'd forgotten about the one associated with VR. Long story short, eventually I managed to get access to my backup e mail site and mods sorted out my access. Many thanks guys- so they're not ogres after all . Take a bow, Station x.

mole42uk 2nd Dec 2016 9:52 am

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Thanks to Richard in St. Albans for the Marconi Directional Power Head.

paulsherwin 2nd Dec 2016 12:39 pm

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Thanks to Stephen (Scottart) for the nVidia graphics card.

brunel 7th Dec 2016 11:21 am

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Thanks to greg_simons, for the 2 Sony Batteries.

Dickie 11th Dec 2016 7:51 pm

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Thanks to Derek (kreeddch) for the opportunity to pillage his lockup!

Restoration73 17th Dec 2016 3:56 pm

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Thanks to Cobaltblue (Mike) for the Sony Umatic tapes.


Nickthedentist 18th Dec 2016 12:25 pm

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THanks to Merlinmaxwell for the free BT phone lead he sent me very promptly and FOC. I'm very grateful.

Herald1360 19th Dec 2016 11:13 pm

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Thank you Ken (Ambientnoise) for the Beogram 1500 deck- and the mince pie and cup of tea and a natter (hope I didn't go on for too long about MRI magnets.....).

SiriusHardware 20th Dec 2016 1:41 am

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Grateful thanks to Biggles for the transistors I needed to get my 1970s amplifier module working...

Phil G4SPZ 22nd Dec 2016 1:13 am

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Thank you very much, Jim G4XWD, not only for the gramophone cabinet hinges but also for giving me a spare movement for a Taylor 40kOPV multimeter. Not to mention the cup of tea, delicious mince pie and chat with your soon-to-be XYL. Thank you!

Phil G4SPZ 6th Jan 2017 11:17 am

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A massive thank-you to Jim Medley for generously sending me a bluetooth receiver and other goodies, completely FOC. A true gentleman and a vastly experienced engineer too :clap:

eddie_ce 6th Jan 2017 2:49 pm

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Many thanks to WME_Bill for his assistance with a service manual.

McMurdo 10th Jan 2017 7:14 pm

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Thanks to Yestertech for re-uniting my Pye T21 with its correct handbook. :D

Nymrod121 12th Jan 2017 3:45 pm

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Many thanks to Paul Stenning for sending me a Matsui DA-1 DAB adaptor with power supplier & remote control - all very well-packed! - also the operating manual as an emailed PDF.
Cheers, Paul :thumbsup:
Best wishes

HamishBoxer 13th Jan 2017 4:31 pm

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Thank You Ian G4JQT for Bush Band 3 convertor. Could not have been packed better.


David G8JET

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