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Old 10th Aug 2019, 10:16 pm   #21
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As others have said above, I know of Chas E Miller from his funny and knowledgeable articles in "Television" magazine and his stories featuring Ike Hodge. My condolences to his friends and family.

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Old 10th Aug 2019, 10:48 pm   #22
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I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. I always enjoyed reading Chas's articles in TELEVISION magazine also his excellent books on vintage radio. The articles in TV magazine, "A guide to coarse servicing" were very amusing. Who could ever forget Ike Hodge?
I recall in one of the articles Ike and his assistant were about to load a large colour set into the van to return it to Major Snodgrass. Ike's assistant mentioned about the poor convergence, the display looking like medal ribbons. Ike said that will be alright and you couldn't converge those sets well even when new. In any case Snodgrass ought to appreciate the medal ribbons what with being a military man.
As a youngster, I was given a little Babani book, "Practical Repair and Renovation of Colour TVs" written by Chas and found it very interesting and it gave me inspiration to get involved with TVs.

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Old 10th Aug 2019, 10:52 pm   #23
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Please pass on my condolences to Jo and the family. I never met Chas but I did speak to him on the phone a couple of times. A perfect gent and willing to share his knowledge freely. He reminded me of my old journeyman who I am still in contact with aged 93 and still doing vintage repairs. RIP Chas you will be missed. Norman
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 10:59 pm   #24
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Very sorry to hear this news. As others have said, he wrote some excellent and amusing articles in Practical Television/Television over several decades. Will be sadly missed.

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Old 11th Aug 2019, 12:23 am   #25
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Charles Miller RIP.
In my early days I got to know of him through Practical Television,
and other interesting publications, which were most enjoyable,
And in later years at Cubbit where I met him in person,
A most interesting, helpful Man, with a sence of humor You will be sorely missed?
Condolences to his family,
From all those who had the good fortune to meet him in print or in person.

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Old 11th Aug 2019, 12:30 am   #26
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Very sad news indeed,
A very helpful chap who I met at his Wetwood Gnosall and Cowbit events. He always remembered my name and wanted to have a chat. I will always remember the big sideboard unit which had a huge and very heavy valve amplifier in, we all helped get it in to the Wetwood Hall!! I found his “the how and why of radio alignment” book a very informative and good read.

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Old 11th Aug 2019, 8:41 am   #27
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Very sad news. Although I never met Chas, by following his musings in Radiophile (particularly his RAF days and posting to Bawdsey radar site,which I know well) I felt I knew him.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 8:59 am   #28
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What sad news. RIP Chas.

A great man with many talents, whom I've known for quite a few years.

Condolences to Jo, family and many friends.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 9:25 am   #29
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So sad to hear that Chas has passed away, I never met him but enjoyed reading his many articles. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP chas.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 1:09 pm   #30
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A true enthusiast and he will be mending radios in the great workshop in the sky now and I for one will always owe him a heck of a lot. The first item I read was of ‘Miller’s Miscellany’ and the stories of the ‘Lemon’ sets - in 1973 and 1981.

The Radiophile was a true Engineers publication as well. Complete with adverts and drawings to boot. He also printed and published 405 Alive with Andrew Emmerson.

A very sad loss to all in the Vintage Radio community.

Can someone please tell me where to send cards and when the funeral is?

We won’t see his like again and the world has lost another shining light. Maybe he has found Dilys.

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Old 11th Aug 2019, 2:38 pm   #31
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Today, Sunday 11th August, I received a shock. Not an electric one, you understand, but a heart-stopping one just the same when I learned that my friend, Chas Miller, was no longer with us. I'd begun to think he was indestructable.

Not so. Chas was human to the core, a 'character' with a decent nature, a great sense of humour and his own take on the world in general. Capacitors didn't exist for him - they were and would always remain 'condensers'. The valve age was his forte and he was incredibly knowledgeable about all things thermionic.

I will miss the long chats, both at Cowbit and over the telephone, when time just flew by.
He was very good to me over the years I knew him. I will miss him terribly. His demise is a grievous loss to the vintage radio community and of course to all whose lives were touched by his presence.
My thoughts go out now to Jo, knowing that she has her share of health problems too, and to his son.

Rest in peace, old friend.

I'd second Steve P's request for info. I'd guess sympathy cards should go to his usual address, though.

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Old 11th Aug 2019, 3:35 pm   #32
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Nobody could have put it better Tony.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 5:19 pm   #33
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Very sad news, feel like I've lost a friend, R I P Chas Miller.
Heart felt thoughts to his family at this very sad time.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 5:57 pm   #34
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I will post a notice on the Forum regarding funeral arrangements, with Jo' and Dean's approval of course, as soon as I have them. I am assuming that cards should go to the normal address at "Larkhill".
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 10:00 pm   #35
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Very sorry to hear this news. A remarkable character.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 10:08 pm   #36
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This really saddens me. I've been going to Chas's auctions for many years, and much of my collection was acquired there. I also have a complete set of Radiophile magazines which are always a joy to read - he had a unique style and sense of humour. He - and his auctions - will be sorely missed by the vintage radio community.


My thoughts are with Jo, who herself has been somewhat under the weather of late; yet both Jo and Chas were always glad to have a chat about things, and both showed a really positive attitude to life.


The world is a far less interesting place for his passing.


RIP Chas.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 10:15 pm   #37
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Very sorry to hear the sad news.
I had an opportunity to meet Chas a few times, I only wish I’d had a few more! Condolences to Jo and Dean
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 8:47 am   #38
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This is a shock. Chas was a vintage radio 'great', whose contributions to the movement will live on after him. He was also a nice chap to know and always had time for a chat. My condolences to the family.

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Old 12th Aug 2019, 11:29 am   #39
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I am so so shocked to hear this, I always enjoyed our chats at the auctions and it was Chas that encouraged me to restore my first TV.

A true legend..

My thoughts to Jo and Dean. xx

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Old 12th Aug 2019, 11:47 am   #40
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I never had the chance to meet Chas unfortunately, however I got many hours of entertainment from his wonderful works in Television. I loved his Ike Hodge character, dustbin lid satellite dishes! A great loss indeed.

May he rest in peace,
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