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Old 14th Apr 2021, 9:05 am   #25
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My problem was that in the days when almost every shop in Lisle Street was interesting, I was just a child with little money. I read in magazines how wonderful and cheap all this ex-military stuff was, but when I got there it wasn't cheap to me!

One day I did find a cheapish PCR set - and found out why when I got it home - the SW coil was missing. I also bought a control unit which I cut up for parts - and I now regret this as I actually need a working one! The parts were all so strange (multi-tapped pots etc) that I think the only ones that were useful was some knobs and the on/off switch (which remains in daily service to this very day!)

Eventually I got a job over the summer holidays and that was when I bought a Hartley 13A and a portable UHF TV. I still have both!
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