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Clubs, Groups and Societies For discussions about various clubs, groups and societies relating to our hobbies, such as the BVWS (incl NVCF), BATC, RSGB, APTS, CLPGS, THG, TCC etc. This is NOT an official forum for any of these organisations.

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Old 5th Jan 2020, 8:12 am   #141
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If anyone remembers the 'Festival of Britain' they had a huge glass sphere just inside the entrance that glowed blue when you touched it.

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Old 8th Feb 2020, 9:28 am   #142
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Tours of the recently opened Pye Exhibition at Cambridge Museum of Technology at 2:00pm tomorrow (Sun 9th Feb), according to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

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Looks like this tour runs on the second Sunday of most months.

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Old 21st May 2020, 8:03 am   #143
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Default Re: Orkney Wireless Museum

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Yes, I was in Hoswick last May and the radio section (in a gift shop) has sadly dwindled away.
Note. I have obtained a number of Cecil's radios and am currently setting up a museum type display in the Inverness Emergency Bunker. This Bunker is a historic listed building and was used in WW2 as a filter room to process radar signals.

Radios did not play a large part in the filter room work - most communications were over land-lines (at least from radar masts to the filter room). None the less the units make a nice talking point during tours of the building.

There are some photos of the kit I have at Bunker Link.
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Old 21st May 2020, 10:51 am   #144
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That's certainly an extensive bunker with a very nice collection of exhibits. Thanks for posting.

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Old 17th Feb 2021, 6:17 pm   #145
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Although TNMOC is closed for the duration, they have set up an excellent (and free) online "virtual tour" here:

In normal times many of the exhibits are actually working, in pleasant contrast to many other museums these days.
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