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Old 29th Sep 2019, 4:44 pm   #16
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Default Re: Hamfest Newark

I had the same response about valves from the chap with the valve tester.
I get the feeling that the majority of the people who attended the hamfest do not make their own projects from components anymore but instead prefer to buy ready made and fully tested radio equipment to just take home, plug in and play. This must be why there were so few component suppliers there. It’s a sad fact that probably a lot of the people buying ready made units wouldn’t understand how say a signal would pass through a radio circuit diagram and couldn’t fault find and repair it should even a simple fault occurred.

Christopher Capener
A proper radio is one that needs to be moved with a wheelbarrow !!
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