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View Poll Results: Workshop Planning, dates, equipment, skill level etc
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 18th Jan 2011, 6:10 pm   #21
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Default Re: Radio Workshops....

I like the idea, but (like others) would find it a bit too far to travel (albeit not as bad as getting to Dulwich). If this is a success, perhaps one of us "northerners" would be inspired to set up something this end of the country.

I watch, from afar, with interest!
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 9:38 pm   #22
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I'd be interested, please count me in.

Great idea, thanks.

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This northener may be persuaded, already organising the North West swap meet I would need to know any interest though!

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Old 18th Jan 2011, 11:17 pm   #24
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I would be a potential candidate for a northern event.
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I would be a potential candidate for a northern event.
I would be as well.

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Old 19th Jan 2011, 10:10 am   #26
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I'd like to go

I have a grundig that I'd like to improve - I'd need a 1:1 expert on hand for that!

Newlite4 and I could share a car............. or van if he is taking spares/items for sale.



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Sean Williams said: How are you going to get to a workshop loaded with sets and spares without a car?
You take a large suitcase on wheels which will carry one or two 2 radios. Your tools and test meter etc. are carried in a large shoulder bag.
Remember when we did field service on valve TV's we only carried our toolbox into the home, and were normally able to fix the fault, the toolbox normally had all the bits needed to complete the repair. The van was for taking TV's to or from the workshop, or for new installations.TV's being normally larger than radios, I agree you would need a car in that case.
I have carried radios purchased from Gerry Wells back home on the bus and train with no problems.
I even carried a Yaesu FT101E back home on a bicycle.
With the cost of diesel and petrol increasing having venues near public transport could become an issue in the future.
Anyhow good luck to the workshop if it starts.
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 6:06 pm   #28
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Looks like a minimum of 8 positive responses so far, so we still have a few more to go.

Will try poking a few "experts" as well, it would be nice to see a few televisions, and perhaps some military gear as well.

Cheers so far - will announce some possible dates after the weekend.

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Old 19th Jan 2011, 6:43 pm   #29
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Hi Sean,

I would be up for this as well, but what to bring ? AR88, SX-28 or Eddystone 458 all of which will induce a hernia dragging them out of the attic !

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Old 19th Jan 2011, 10:25 pm   #30
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Excellent stuff - but why choose, all three would make worthy opponents!

Well if no-one else brings a TV, I will, how about a nice Dual Standard Stella?
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Hmmmm.. If it's a hernia your after, I think I have the answer!...........

But how big do you want the hernia?

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If it's a hernia your after, I think I have the answer!...........

But how big do you want the hernia?

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Hi Onewatt, I have seen the pictures in the other thread of you latest "little" acquistion and I think a Hiab would be the best bet to grt that in and out of an attic.

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Excellent stuff - but why choose, all three would make worthy opponents!
Hi Sean, I don't think my poor car would cope with all three at once!

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I'm in, could be a good opportunity to give all the test gear a once over.
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Hi all,
Your not wrong Phil, although thats my backpack portable kit when I'm chasing sota!

But more seriously! I think its important that the day is of benefit to all those attending. what we take and who takes what will have a large effect on how the experts day is spent.
It's important to come away having enjoyed the experience and achieved something, and hopefully a repaired unit or the knowledge to progress, at least thats my take on it.

Maybe on a future occasion we could include a learning lecture followed by a workshop. a bit of pre-planning needed, just an idea!

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Depending on the date I'd certainly be interested in coming along.

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Old 20th Jan 2011, 2:11 pm   #37
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Sean,

This sounds an interesting initiative that deserves to be successful.

Not sure yet whether to identify a radio to bring along to work upon or to offer my help and perhaps test equipment to others.

Either way as a comparative local I would like to support such an event, so please add me to the list of people interested in attending.


Thanks and regards,

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Old 20th Jan 2011, 6:14 pm   #38
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I'd like to attend too please Sean, I really miss Gerry's workshop days. I must have something in the tuit pile...Or I could bring a load of stuff to flog at bargain prices.

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Old 21st Jan 2011, 10:50 am   #39
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Just spotted this thread. Subject to shift patterns I'd like to come. I have a couple of tellies in the "to do" pile too...
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Hi Sean,

Sounds like a pretty good idea to me too. Count me in, subject to dates and all that...
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