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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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Sunday 6th Feb 1100 onwards 9 29.03%
Sunday 13th Feb 1100 onwards 9 29.03%
Sunday 27th Feb 1100 onwards 26 83.87%
Expert 2 6.45%
Competent 17 54.84%
Novice 10 32.26%
Radio 23 74.19%
Television 9 29.03%
Test Gear 8 25.81%
Military 5 16.13%
Buffet Lunch 21 67.74%
Bring My Own 7 22.58%
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 10:04 pm   #81
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Default Re: Radio Workshops (Now with a poll).

Streaming what? - erm seeing as I havent the slightest idea how to do it, and we are in a rural location would make me think this isnt possible
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 10:20 pm   #82
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Well I'm in Milton Keynes and I think I'll probably attend.
I need to run my motorbike as it's been resting over the winter, but it'll be nice to meet up and say hello to some other forum members if thats OK ? ? ?

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Old 25th Jan 2011, 10:23 pm   #83
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Default Re: Radio Workshops (Now with a poll).

Sean,

I'm glad the thread has been re-opened, just so that I can report that my contact at the Black Country Museum doesn't hold out much hope of a workshop being held there, due to lack of a suitably large hall that could be reserved for the workshop - the buildings are, of course, primarily open for the benefit of paying visitors!

However the Museum has expressed interest in fostering closer links with the BVWS in the future, so I'll be following this up and will report back in a new thread in due course.
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 10:28 pm   #84
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Dave, are you coming to add you expert eye to a few faults then? - you will be more than welcome!

Phil, Thats bad news, however Chas at Radiophile has mentioned he would run another workshop if anyone in the Midlands is interested, failing that there must be a number of village halls that will suffice?

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I'm thinking It may be possible for an audio stream if I can get the 22 set working fairly early on!
I'd use my o2 dongle but I don't think my credit would last
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 11:30 pm   #86
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Chris, can you pop the Postcode up for the village hall (or your one - im sure we can give directions from there!)
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 12:07 am   #87
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Hi Workshoppers

The nearest post Code for the Village Hall is "SG9 9QW"
This is a house next door to the recreation field so very close. The link will hopefully make it clearer or if that doesnt work google maps does a very good sat pic showing the hall and where the postcode arrives at.


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I could bring my Flip video camera to record selected moments and post it on the Facebook group and/or YouTube?
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 6:09 pm   #89
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By all means - your choice entirely.

You could also bring some service data CDs...... who knows you might find a few customers
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 8:15 pm   #90
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I see people keep adding to the poll above - can i please remind you that unless you have had direct contact from me by the end of this week you will not have a place at this workshop.

If you want to come along and assist as an expert, then you need to PM me, so I can plan accordingly

I have the following as Attendees

a223bfg,
Andrewausfa - PAID - Thanks!
audiomagpie - PAID - Thanks
glowinganode - Paid - Thanks
Onewatt - Paid - Thanks
Guitarist28,
Horris,
Hybrid tellies,
Ian B,
Paul Stenning,
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Ricardo,
robjkmannering,
Sean Williams - Paid, Thanks
slidertogrid,
Steve_P,
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Michael Maurice,
Tim,
Sean Stevens,
Callum Williams - Guess Dad is paying again!
Rovereab - Paid Thanks!


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Old 26th Jan 2011, 9:42 pm   #91
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Experts confirmed so far...

Steve P
Mark the Mender
Dave Watts


Could do with a couple more really....
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 9:59 pm   #92
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Sean,

I consider myself as 'competent' rather than an 'expert', but as mentioned in my initial post I would be quite happy to assist others with less experience. I am qualified as an electrical engineer and have been repairing mainly domestic valve sets for the last five years or so.

Otherwise I will identify some sets in my own round-to-it pile to bring along and work on.


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Default Re: Radio Workshops (Now with a poll).

I for one am really looking forward to this, it will be great to "radio bashing" with a load of like minded people!
I am going to bring my Pye Fenman which needs de Hunting. I may also bring my Atwater Kent radiogram chassis which has an elusive crackle.
That or a Bush Tv24 , anyone else taking any Tv sets?

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Old 26th Jan 2011, 10:20 pm   #94
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Default Re: Radio Workshops (Now with a poll).

Richard,

Thanks, and it is entireley up to you - I intend to do a bit of both, fixing my own, as well as helping others, so we can get the best of both worlds.

Im bringing a TV - a D/S Stella - Steve P reckons he will get it sorted for me!
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Default Re: Radio Workshops (Now with a poll).

My cheque is in the post to you. I didn't want to call myself an "expert" though I am more than happy to help other people and feel I'd stand a reasonable chance of getting most sets working.

Although I'm bringing a couple of sets, they are mainly to fill any spare time. I don't need help sorting them out and I don't mind at all if they don't get fixed. I'd rather spend the time getting involved with other participants and their sets.
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 11:26 pm   #96
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That's great - Thanks Paul
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Default Re: Radio Workshops (Now with a poll).

Hi Sean,
I'm very much a novice and I am very much looking forward to the event.
I'm not sure what to bring - I've the little champion set that I am working on which I have to put an autotransformer in (as provided by Ed Dinning), I'm not using any dropper etc. I could bring my Dremel along to drill the holes on the chassis to take this but will this be a bit too much to bring along??

Otherwise, i could bring a couple of Bush sets (e.g. DAC90a) along as well/instead of??

I'll post a cheque to you shortly.

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Old 27th Jan 2011, 7:42 pm   #98
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Hi Rob,

Bring anything you fancy doing - if we need to do some minor metal bashing that shouldnt be too much of a problem - I will try to remember some sheet metal punches.....


Could everyone else (especially novices) list the sort of sets they are bringing, as well as list any shortages they have in either tools, equipment, or components.

Could I also ask everyone that wants help to ensure they have some service info for their set - Paul offers a fast, and very reasonable service, and should have service data for most sets that exist on the planet! - click on the link in the top right hand corner and get ordering!

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Old 27th Jan 2011, 7:48 pm   #99
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Expert update.....

Our Experts/assistants for the day are as follows

Steve P
Mark the Mender
Dave Watts
Setsappeal (Andy)
Pichacker (Steve)

Attendees that are happy to help...

Paul Stenning,
Ricardo,
Sean Williams,

Im sure there are others, rest assured we will fix as many as we can.
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I'll be bringing:

An un-restored Bush DAC90A
An alleged restored Bush DAC90A for an expert opinion
A Hacker Sovereign II with tone controls that do not work consistently

I have a soldering iron and screwdrivers but not sure what else to bring - any suggestions please?

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