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Nickthedentist 29th May 2012 11:33 pm

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Thanks to kevinb for taking the time to pack up and wait for my courier to pick up the Pye radio I bought from him. It's in fantastic cosmetic condtion and worked straight out of the box too :thumbsup:

Nickthedentist 13th Jul 2012 3:31 pm

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Thanks to Steve (music-centre), whose packing skills are first rate.

The huge and heavy Marconiphone radio he sent me really was packed so well that it could have been dropped from 6' onto the pavement and not suffered in the slightest. Easy enough to do for a light and little set, no mean feat for one of these, which is almost the size and weight of a 20" CRT telly.


GrimJosef 5th Sep 2012 3:14 pm

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Thanks to Alec (apowell) for the Chas Miller book and especially for delivering it to my door!



tis your junk 17th Sep 2012 7:24 pm

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I'd like to thank Paul for all his work in maintaining this web site and the servers etc that are invisible to most people. I have to admit I don't Know the full story but I do understand that a fair amount of balancing of "Work and play" was required.

I hope the new system works well and we can all enjoy this active forum for years to come.

WELL DONE PAUL (and the committee) :clap:


Nickthedentist 18th Sep 2012 3:50 pm

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Also to Jeremy (Pamphonica) and Sally for their immense patience :-[


crackle 18th Sep 2012 9:03 pm

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Excellent job Paul.

robjkmannering 18th Sep 2012 9:15 pm

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A job well done!
Thanks Paul for the continued hosting of this goldmine of information and advice.


jay_oldstuff 18th Sep 2012 10:32 pm

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Wow that was fast, well done Paul

Top Cap 18th Sep 2012 11:05 pm

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Well done Paul, a very hearty thanks for your superb efforts and a well deserving pat on the back!

HamishBoxer 20th Sep 2012 1:16 pm

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Thank You for speed in which recent changes have been done.


Andrewausfa 25th Sep 2012 3:38 pm

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I'd like to say a big thanks to Vic for a scope case and to Craig for bringing it nearer home.


Nickthedentist 1st Oct 2012 2:42 pm

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Thanks to Simonmark for sending me a beautiful Goodmans 10"x6" speaker, in excellent packing, all for the cost of the stamp.
Very much appreciated.


Miguel Lopez 5th Oct 2012 4:01 pm

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I want to thank Jim (aka G4XWDJim) for sending me a lot of components that will help me to go on with my homemade scope project. See the components sent by Jim in the attached picture.


And I want to thank again to my friend Andy (aka Dr. Wobble) for all his kindness and his efforts to get some components for helping me.


And I also want to thank Howard (aka Omegaman) for sending lots of components for me throught Andy.


Bless you all


MALC SCOTT 9th Oct 2012 8:20 am

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My thanks go to Grimjosef who collected a tv from AC/HL and deliverd it to my door. Lots of nice people on this forum, Malc;)

Mike Phelan 9th Oct 2012 9:17 am

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Same here regarding GrimJosef and Studio263. S263 gave me a load of new Beovision panels and GJ dropped them off here with a coffee stop en route to AC/HL and Malc.

HamishBoxer 11th Oct 2012 11:47 am

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Thank You to Tim for a picture of R109 data plate.

terrybull 20th Oct 2012 9:19 pm

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May I acknowledge my sincere thanks to Racalfanatic who has passed on a radio to me and will not even accept the postage cost. I am enormously grateful to him. Thank you.

julie_m 1st Dec 2012 7:45 am

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I'd like to thank forum member GP49000 for such an excellent and informative series of posts on the history of Garrard record player decks.

Phil G4SPZ 8th Dec 2012 11:30 pm

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I've only just found this thread, and it was very gratifying to find myself featured in it!

Many Forum members have helped me over the years, and I hope I remembered to thank them all individually at the time, but now I know of this thread I'll post my thanks as and when they're due.

I'd just like to thank Paul Stenning and the Moderators team who run the Forum on our behalf - cheers guys. Then I really need to thank Peter Munro for his frequent advice on Avometers, both personally and via the Forum, and I'd like to mention the late Stephen P Chellingsworth who started the long-running and incredibly informative Avo survey thread, would you believe it, eight years ago. Finally to Paul Adams, Avo collector, for passing on numerous Avo spares to me, for nothing but a packet of biscuits!

This Forum is a great resource, long may it continue and prosper.

Phil G4SPZ

Radio Wrangler 3rd Jan 2013 9:11 pm

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I owe my most profound thanks to everyone on the forum.

I spent most of November virtually paralysed by what the GPs have categorised as probably a viral infection. I could totter if I kept my knees locked, otherwise I collapsed like a rag doll. Once on the floor the loss of oomph in all 4 limbs meant I couldn't get back up even into a crawling position and had to worm my way along on my back using neck and shoulder-blades for propulsion. My neighbours were great and looked after me well. The loss of motive power was matched by a powerful tingling which worked inwards from hands and feet.

To say I was scared was an understatement.

But once set-up in the radio shack at the computer I was connected into a group of interesting and friendly people, and it took my mind off the worries. Of course the HF rig chose just this time to go belly-up, and 2 metres is deader than the dodo round here.

I'm now back to 80% strength and steadily recovering. I think I lost 2 stones. Sadly it may have been muscle rather than flab.

I hope I wasn't a pest.

Again, thanks everyone.


AC/HL 5th Jan 2013 3:45 pm

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Many thanks to Malc who not only pointed me in the right direction with a recent TV fault, but also sent the required parts to complete the repair.

ukcol 8th Jan 2013 10:56 am

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I'm sure many will join me in saying thanks to Dave Moll for his past work with the team that keeps this excellent forum healthy.

See here.

Colin M

stumted2 10th Jan 2013 6:49 pm

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I would just like to express my deep felt gratitude to forum member Peter_sol who, out of the kindness of his heart, freely gave a motor switch and bolt for my Collaro deck and would not accept any payment of any kind, not even for post and packaging.

It's so nice to find people like Peter out there, and I just cannot thank him enough. If Peter's show of kindness does not restore your faith in human nature, then nothing will.

Wouldn't the world be a much better place if there were more people like Peter around?

I hope, like me, you all can recognise and appreciate what a truly fabulous, caring and thoughtful forum member he is and who so richly deserves our appreciation and for me in particular my heartfelt thanks for all his unbelievably kind help.

Kindest regards,

Damo666 11th Jan 2013 2:49 pm

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A post here to express a HUGE thanks to Station X, Graham, for providing me with a large quantity of Burndept rigs.
Thanks a lot, Graham.:beer:

unclereggie 13th Jan 2013 12:17 pm

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Just a quick note to say hi! and thanks to all the contributors in these forums. I've been a 'silent reader' for some time but when I jumped in recently it was terrific to find that my silly questions were received with patient explanations (unlike the mockery or indifference that one might find in other sites). A big thanks guys (and gals) for making this a fun and educational place to be a part of. :)

Nickthedentist 14th Jan 2013 9:31 pm

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Thanks, yet again, to GrimJosef (and Mrs GrimJosef) for making a large detour during their Christmas travels to pick up a very heavy Dynatron record player from a house with a very steep and long garden path in deepest Northumberland, then transporting it to Didcot and storing it for a couple of weeks.

Amazingly kind thing to do, and hugely appreciated.


ben 16th Jan 2013 2:17 am

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Thanks to Steve1010uk for taking the time to box up and send me a load of reels of tape - more than I was expecting and a nice surprise!

Damo666 21st Jan 2013 5:19 pm

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Thanks here to Timewave, John, for sending the capacitors that I wanted in the "Wanted thread".

Generally, a big thanks to everyone who makes this forum what it is, and my most visited bookmark.

HamishBoxer 22nd Jan 2013 1:50 pm

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Thank You Tim (Studio263) for the scope book.

Tazman1966 22nd Jan 2013 11:30 pm

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Thanks Dave (Dazzlevision) for the GEC manual. Just the ticket :)

Nymrod121 23rd Jan 2013 1:55 pm

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Many thanks to Radio Wrangler for his kindness in donating a Tektronix 465 'scope (and also for his 'excellent comms' - as they say on eBay). I'm now well-set for resolving the damp-related problems on t'other one :thumbsup:

ben 25th Jan 2013 2:02 pm

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Thanks to Nickthedentist for the tape splicer - ideal to replace my almost identical (and very heavily scored) one!

Nickthedentist 25th Jan 2013 2:50 pm

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And thanks to Studio263 who kindly gave it to me, along with a huge box of goodies which I've kept for myself.

ITAM805 26th Jan 2013 12:09 pm

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Thanks to Mick (vinrads) for the BA nuts and bolts he kindly sent me foc. :beer:

nickdoofah 4th Feb 2013 6:56 pm

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Thanks to PaulDeH - my super vhs recorder arrived today for the cost of postage from scotland & it works perfectly even on my samsung 51" plasma excellent image & hifi sound!

Many thanks paul you made my day......19 year old hifi stereo tape from MTV europe playing now - Am a very happy bunny :)

Humber888 6th Apr 2013 3:26 pm

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Many thanks to Alistair D for offering me some air filter material for my Tek 475 'scope, purely for the cost of postage. It is ideal and saved trying to get hold of a large sheet of air conditioner filter that might not have been the right thickness.



trickie_dickie 6th Apr 2013 7:29 pm

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Many thanks to Sean Williams for the free valves. There's some real gems in there. :beer:

terrybull 9th Apr 2013 7:58 pm

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My sincere thanks to colourstar and audiomagpie who helped in getting a big heavy box from Muphy Maniac at the Golbourne meet to within a few miles of me. Great stuff.

Panrock 8th May 2013 11:56 pm

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A big thank you to Mike Barker who has done a terrific job rewinding the line output transformer from my Philips 17TG100U. The results are excellent. I now have a feeling of security whenever I run this set - I expect Mike's quality is better than the original!


bobbyball 12th May 2013 10:10 pm

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Repeated from the "NVCF" thread but again I would like to say a big THANKS to Mike B and all the team for making the NVCF just finished today the BEST EVER...


HamishBoxer 17th May 2013 5:56 pm

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Thank You David Harrison for fast safe arrival of a wanted valve.

Vicboduk 3rd Jun 2013 7:50 pm

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Thank you to Mike and the Harpenden team this weekend. I arrived very late and the numbers seemed to be down. Even so, there were some bargains had during the auction despite Mike’s best efforts to get us to dig deeper. I was under strict orders but still came away with a nice little (easily hidden!) RGD set.


bobbyball 9th Jun 2013 9:57 pm

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Just another round of Thanks to Mikey 405 for the usual memorable day in Solihull.

Also more Thanks to Keith (Keithstv) for diverting from his family business to drop off some "goodies" - eg the CRT based signal analyser that I "bagged".

Thanks to you both...


Freya 10th Jun 2013 7:32 pm

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A big thanks to David Phillips (cre8anet) who donated a large amount of Ekco television service data to me, it really made my year.


Mikeymushradio 10th Jun 2013 7:52 pm

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Many thanks to GJ and Ambientnoise for their help in getting a DAC90 oop north in safety.

Thanks again much appreciated.


Philips210 12th Jun 2013 5:29 pm

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Thanks very much to Nicklyons2 for kindly sending me an excellent Ferguson 3V16 service manual.


ben 4th Jul 2013 11:24 pm

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Thanks to Mickash for the turntable bits - A real gent ! They will come in very handy.

And also huge thanks to flyingtech55 for taking the trouble to send me a wonderful Sony VCR. Arrived safe and sound, extremely well packed, and is now being put to use!

mickash 5th Jul 2013 12:32 am

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Thanks to Ian Rose and Dr Wobble for sending me the Pye P75 bits.

A_W_TYE 6th Jul 2013 11:11 am

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Thanks to Glyn, (Welsh Anorak)

For sending me boards to repair a 42 inch plasma set.

Much appreciated .

Phil G4SPZ 8th Jul 2013 8:11 pm

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Thanks to Ian Kirkpatrick (IJK2008) for going the extra mile and sending me not only hi-res photos of an AD75 back, as I requested, but also scans of the label and a paper template for the back itself.

Service above and beyond the call of duty! Thank you again Ian,


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